Outside the Box: The Shipping Container Revolution

More and more people are choosing to build with shipping containers and it’s not hard to see why. They are an ideal building material with a plethora of advantages. Shipping containers are extremely durable – they are built to withstand the harsh conditions of ocean travel and so are completely weatherproof. To add to that, they are very cost-effective. They range in price from about $1000 to $5000, depending on size and quality. They cost about 20% less than a house built out of the usual materials.

In this info-graphic we look at some of the most impressive structures that have been built using shipping containers, from Starbucks cafes to art galleries and libraries. In addition, we provide some insightful facts on shipping containers as well as get views and tips from the experts on building with shipping containers.



Erin Emanuel