I hear it so often here that nobody wants to or would live in a shipping container home but I ask you “would you?”
For a start its economical if your renting or even buying purely on the structures size. Then the fact the structure is already constructed in basic form before you start cutting and adding you already have a roof over your head.
But on top of that lets think anti-consumerism its a small space are you going to think twice about anything you buy? the answer will be yes as the first thought is where to put it. In reality your cutting the consumerism trend and becoming more in control of your life. The western world wastes a huge amount of resources and money on stuff they don’t need and often never even use. Living in a container every bit of space has consideration and consequences if given up.
Living in a shipping container home can offer freedom that many people can’t even see that they have removed. Cut consumerism, cut costs it all equals a better quality of life.
The convenience store look is a bit misleading as these businesses aren’t used for that. At first I thought the pretty ladies in each one of them had been brought along with the photographer but in fact they work in the stores. They are Betel Nuts Stores like me your first thought is “what?” well the thing is the bethel nut is used to stay awake the introduction of the girls in the windows is to “attract” drivers as they pass by to stop and buy from the store. It obviously works as there seems to be a lot of them, All transactions take place outside of the store.
At the same time getting back on topic! the shipping container store does seem to be a success story for using for this business and probably many others in Taiwan. Although obviously not as green as they could be (i.e the big air conditioning units) as well as the fact they are mainly used as a fish bowl to attract sales meaning they also have a lot of glass. They are still a recycled shipping container showing that even in hot climates they are being utilized for shop fronts.
Source :- Magda Biernat
40ft High Cube Reefer Shipping Containers may not initially be the first thought for a shipping container home but due to the design it may suit more with off grid living” being able to utilize the space that once housed the cooling system for generator,water or other equipment for the home. The dimensions of 40ft High Cube Reefer Shipping Containers is shown below :-
Maximum Gross Weight: 74,960 lbs.
Tare Weight: 10,120 lbs.
Payload: 64,840 lbs.
Capacity: 2,325 cu. ft.
Length: 37′ 11"
Width: 7′ 5"
Height: 8′ 4"
Lashings/Bottom Rail: 6 pieces/side
Loading Line (height): 8′
Height: 9′ 6"
Width: 7′ 5"
Height: 8′ 6"