WHAT YOU CAN DO TO RECYCLED SHIPPING CONTAINERS

HOMES, POOLS, CAFES & MORE

Over the last decade, we’ve become more inventive and eco-conscious, shaking up the way we look at traditional building practices. Recycled Shipping Containers have become a sort after option to create something unique and practical. Being sturdy and weatherproof allows them to be converted into just about anything, from homes to pools, restaurants and gyms, the possibilities are endless. They’re relatively easy and inexpensive to modify and transport, perfect for those who need extra space but don’t want to spend big. At AFM we’re invested in repurposing, so we’ve taken the time to research the most incredible things you can do with a recycled shipping container.

RECYCLED CONTAINER HOMES

Shipping containers make ideal structures for eco-friendly modular homes. They are easily converted into an occasional fishing cabin or comfortable primary living space that can be transported if you want to move elsewhere. Opting to convert a shipping container into a home is a breeze if you’re good on the tools, and know a few tradies you can rope into helping you out for a weekend. If you’re gung-ho on all the extra mod-cons are looking to create more space or go up a level, call in the professionals, There are plenty of experts that can help you design and fit-out your recycled shipping containers.

Exploring Alternatives, Wine Down Pop-Up Hotel, Containify, Nook Tiny Homes

POOL

Shipping containers make ideal structures for eco-friendly modular homes. They are easily converted into an occasional fishing cabin or comfortable primary living space that can be transported if you want to move elsewhere. Opting to convert a shipping container into a home is a breeze if you’re good on the tools, and know a few tradies you can rope into helping you out for a weekend. If you’re gung-ho on all the extra mod-cons are looking to create more space or go up a level, call in the professionals, There are plenty of experts that can help you design and fit-out your recycled shipping containers.

Aqua Pools, Dwell, Shipping Container Pools

CAFE OR RESTAURANT

If you’re looking for an affordable and versatile way to set up a cafe or restaurant, converting a shipping container is a great option. With its Tetris-like ability to be adapted to a spectrum of environments, customer experiences and budgets, shipping containers are a practical and creative choice. Plus, they’re easy to transport, making them a great option for businesses that are on the move.

WotABox, Meat & Fire BBQ, Royal Wolf

OFFICE OR WORKSHOP

Another creative way to use a shipping container is to convert it into a workshop or office. With a few adjustments, like adding windows and doors you can create a private area where you can focus on your work. Containers make great cubicles or workshops because they are portable and can be customized to fit your needs.

Containify, Mint 360 Property

gym

Shipping containers have been converted into well-equipped gyms. This is due to their cost efficiency, as shipping containers are relatively cheap to purchase and convert. In addition, shipping containers are modular, meaning that they can be easily customized to fit the specific needs of a gym. Finally, shipping containers are relatively easy to transport, meaning that they can be moved from one location to another as needed.

The Gym Pod Singapore, Container Addict, Cactic Fitness, Greenbox, Cactic Fitness, Aussie Strength

GARAGE

Building a shipping container garage is a great way to get a dry, secure area for your car. Container garages can be small and built out of a single container, but can also be made from multiple containers for a larger working and storage space. The best part about using shipping containers for garages is that they are fast, simple, and cheap to build. You can have a garage up in no time at all! Additionally, shipping containers are incredibly sturdy and provide a great deal of security. So if you’re looking for some extra storage or a place to keep your car safe, a shipping container garage could be the perfect solution.

Containify, Premier Containers, Door Doctors

INDOOR FARM

When it comes to finding new and innovative ways to farm, shipping containers are becoming a popular choice. They’re easy to modify, can be used to create small-scale indoor farms, they are more water-efficient and allow growing in all seasons. The farms are outfitted with all the necessary equipment, such as ultraviolet light for plant growth, and can be used to grow a variety of crops. This type of farming is becoming increasingly popular in Australia, as it helps to meet the growing demand for fresh produce. It’s also helping to support the agricultural industry as a whole, as shipping containers can be used to create larger-scale farms as well. Overall, it’s a great way to make use of shipping containers and help promote sustainable agriculture.

Agritecture, Grow Pod Solutions

CLASSROOM

Shipping container classrooms are becoming more and more popular in schools all over the world. They are a great alternative to traditional classrooms, as they are low-cost, portable, durable, and quick to fit out to the specific needs of each school. The German International School Sydney (GISS) needed additional space for learning and have used shipping containers as a creative way to add extra classrooms.

ConexWest, Green Magazine

Shipping containers are a great way to create unique and affordable spaces. They are sturdy and secure, making them the perfect choice for businesses or individuals that need extra storage or security. So if you’re looking for a versatile and affordable way to set up your business or workspace, shipping containers should be at the top of your list!
If we’ve inspired you to repurpose a shipping container of your own, they’re auctioning now > https://bit.ly/Shipping-Containers if you miss out we regularly feature shipping containers in our bi-weekly and monthly actions.

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