At this very moment, there are about 20 million shipping container crossing the world on the backs of huge, sea-seasoned cargo ships, whose engines are 1,000 more powerful than a family car. They hold everything from hairbrushes to medical machinery, and chances are that most of the products you used today spent some time in one of these containers.
The uniform, modular units don’t seem particularly extraordinary — that is, until you consider the possibilities offered by their solid structure and large size. Here are three ways to improve a shipping container and customize it to be a micro-home, a mobile office container, or even a storage area. You’ll be asking yourself why you didn’t buy used shipping containers before.
- Cut out windows and doors. As soon as you get s