23 Jun SHIPPING CONTAINERS CONVERTED INTO QUICK ACCOMMODATION
Need to put together a living space in a short time with a small budget? Look no further.
Speed and budget is what shipping containers do best. A 20ft shipping container (with just a few modifications) can be converted into a comfortable and secure living space to cater for temporary housing needs such as on-site accommodation.
A single container can fit a small living area, a bed and a small kitchenette for self-prepared meals.
Because these kinds of units are made from one modular block, transporting them to a different area once the job is complete is easy. Just load it onto a truck and transport it to the next location. Simple.
BENEFITS OF USING SHIPPING CONTAINERS FOR QUICK ACCOMMODATION
- It’s cheap – You wouldn’t want to spend too much money constructing a house to be used for just a short time. Sea containers provide a cheap alternative with comparable durability relative to other “quick” construction materials.
- Fast to assemble – There are only two major tasks involved in constructing a simple house using containers: Getting it to the location and insulation. And if the area of use has a moderate climate, insulation might not be necessary. Just ventilation. Nothing a blow torch can’t do.
- Reuse value – After you are through using the accommodation, the container can be stripped and used for another purpose.
This example shows just how easy and practical it is to construct quick accommodation using cargo containers as the building material. They are readily available (virtually anywhere in the world) and once they have been retired from shipping, they can be acquired quite cheaply too. This makes them perfect for this kind of use