Used Containers That Provide Unique Alternative Accomodation
Accommodation and housing requirements increase worldwide
In countries across the world societies are struggling for access to numerous resources, especially during natural disasters. Clean water, power, healthcare and housing are among the necessities that many facing extremely challenging living conditions go without on a daily basis. Fortunately the provision of emergency housing is being addressed by both government and private enterprise through the use of used and repurposed containers. These containers also provide a value for money alternative to traditional accommodation.
Used containers are also being used across the world by private individuals for applications that range from additions to already existing structures, holiday homes and in several countries the building of stand alone multilevel homes. These homes are being built using used containers. In fact several of these homes in places as diverse as Southeast Asia and North America have won design awards for both functionality and liveability.
Modified Used Containers As Accommodation Options
Used containers can be modified and joined to provide multi room housing alternatives that are suitable for a variety of environments and weather conditions – the fact that the units are easily transportable means that setting up a home using repurposed shipping containers is quick and due to the modular nature of the containers, extremely easy.
Reinventing the home using modified shipping containers is gaining widespread acceptance due to the environmentally friendly nature of both the design and the green building methods employed to erect the container homes.
Advantages of Shipping Containers as a Building Material
Building a home with used shipping containers results in less contamination to the environment during the building process and has the additional benefit of using some of the current stock of over 300 million shipping containers standing idle at shipyards all over the world. Without this repurposing these used containers would have to be disposed of – usually through smelting which releases large amounts of greenhouse gas into the atmosphere.
The use of repurposed used shipping containers is not limited to emergency housing or even private homes. Used shipping containers have been providing students and mine workers with dormitories, small businesses with sales premises and schools with classrooms. In fact even hotels, such as the Travelodge in Uxbridge, United Kingdom have been built with used shipping containers, saving the developers hundred’s of thousands of dollars.
Using joining kits and modifications provided by companies like Gateway Container Sales & Hire, used containers get a new lease on life as viable, value for money and attractive private and commercial housing and potential environmental damage is avoided. Sounds like a win-win situation.
Contact our team of used container accommodation specialists now to find out how you can turn an old shipping container into brand new accommodation!