For a long time, container conversion companies in UAE and beyond used shipping containers just to haul cargo across seas. But somewhere down the line, their existence changed. They were no more about transporting material across oceans. They were modified and converted into offices on-site, sheds, houses, portable toilets and more.
It was their durability, ease of modification and affordability that allowed conversion companies to be born. Today, there is no end to creativity when it comes to using shipping containers for different projects. Because they are also eco-friendly, they are being used for construction more than ever before.
With that in mind, we take a look at some of the most popular container conversion projects beyond the UAE’s borders.
Container Conversion Companies Come Up With Projects That Stun
- Dallas, Texas
The PV14 House was designed by Matt Mooney. Created with 14 shipping containers, the 3700 sq ft of space has three bedrooms, three and a half baths and a swimming pool!
- Curacaví, Chile
The Manifesto House is 1722 sq ft of gorgeous space made with three shipping containers. The beauty of the converted house is that the upper story cantilevers from the ground floor. It forms an enclosed balcony offering a panorama of the countryside.
- Jupiter, Florida
The Riverfront Container House is located near the banks of the Loxahatchee River, perfect for kayaking. Made with three converted shipping containers, the entire house is compliant with the area’s building codes. The 2-story house even has a roof deck!
Keetwonen is the largest complex in the world made from shipping containers. Built almost 16 years back, it uses 1034 containers to provide housing for students.
- Redondo Beach, California
The Redondo Beach House is a two-story home that occupies 278 sq meters of space using eight converted shipping containers. The beachfront house has four bedrooms, each with a bathroom and pool attached!
Owning a lake house or cottage is not easy on the pocket. The Riverside Hideout Container Cabin proves just the opposite. Spread over 320 square feet, the converted container cabin is a great alternative.
- New Zealand
The Port-A-Bach was designed by Atelierworkshop. The company based out of NZ creates holiday homes easy on the pocket. The converted container home is their self-contained, portable home with fold-out walls!
Shipping Container Projects Beyond UAE, Beyond The Usual
- Costa Rica
The Cúbica Container House is tiny, with only 160 sq ft to its name, but it does have a rooftop deck. The vacation home also comes with a front deck attached to a sliding glass door.
The Mill Junction Silos is a unique amalgamation of grain silos and shipping containers. Used as student accommodations, the first or10 stories are the silo base. Over this, there are four stories of shipping containers. Made by Citiq, the entire property has 375 apartments.
The Bonsai Skyscraper is the flagship store of Freitag, the company that creates bags and accessories using compostable textiles and recycled tarps. The store is made of 19 shipping containers stacked over each other to scrape the sky. The building also makes use of mechanical ventilation and a low-energy heat pump.
The Trump Cadde is built on the roof terrace of the Trump Towers. Created using 25 units, it is a modern-day recreation of the Turkish bazaar. Designed by GAD Architecture, the modular containers blend open gardens and enclosed spaces beautifully.
The Container City is located in Cholula, hours away from Mexico City. Built 12 years back, the village uses converted containers for stores, living spaces, galleries, offices, restaurants and more. The city helped create a lot of jobs for the community.
The KontenerART is a tiny container city in Poznań made by independent artists. It is a place for concerts, art installations, workshops, film screening and more. The city also has an artificial beach and bar for some R&R. The space is redesigned every year by a different architect. For local and international artists, the compound offers two containers for the entire summer for free.
The Snoozebox Portable Hotel is a pod-delivery hotel system located in the Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire. The service delivers air-conditioned or heated containers to events across the country. Each pod has an attached bathroom with either a single bunk bed or double.
These were just some of the projects made by shipping container conversion companies in the world. The applications of repurposed containers are too wide to have them all listed in one blog! Do you have any shipping container conversion ideas? Share it with us at Supertech Industries! We will help you actualise the idea!