Most people have seen these stacked up high as a sky rise by airports or heavy industrial areas usually left empty after visiting and traveling around the globe carrying anything from materials to any other household goods.
For a large part, they are used for shipping and receiving goods throughout the entire planet ranging from China to South America to the United States. Very durable and sturdy they must be.
However, the next time you see one of these shipping containers, it may not be at or near the airport. Try looking in some neighborhoods! Yes, shipping containers will be serving a better purpose for which it was never intended: Container Home Housing.
When constructing homes and offices out of used shipping containers, there has been huge forward progress in the last 10 years. While the years pass us by, more of us are hearing the latest news on shipping container home kits that we can actually build and construct ourselves.
When speaking in perspective about the horrendous economy, many want-to-be home owners are triple checking costs and prices and keeping an ear open for any kind of discount or savings on construction labor and costs, maintenance reduction, and holding onto any or all of the equity in their pockets. So, when it becomes a possibility to construct a cool looking, secured, modern house with the typical classic great looks of the case study houses of the mid 20th Century, for a small chunk of the price of traditional construction, people start to get interested.