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Shipping container conversions are the answer in a variety of situations where building materials or money to spend on building is in short supply.

Shipping containers are plentiful, affordable and easy to convert into buildings that are not only functional but also very pleasing to the eye.

If you are not sure about some good examples of shipping containers converted into useful items, take a look at some of these examples:

    1. Shipping container homes. Shipping containers can have doors and windows cut into them. They can be lifted and stacked or turned on end. These versatile building blocks are the perfect solution for those who want to have a residential building but cannot afford to spend tens of thousands of dollars on building a home. The other great feature of shipping container homes is that they can be installed quickly without the need to wait for structures to be built on the spot.
      http://retrofitgreen.blogspot.ca/2012/04/shipping-container-conversions.html Take a look at some of the homes shown on this blog. There are regular, one container homes, and other homes that use several shipping containers to create a home with multiple levels.

      5 Great Examples of Shipping Container Conversions

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    1. Modern restaurants are taking advantage of shipping container conversions to become the new trendy hang out that everyone flocks to for the latest dish and unique dining experience. Here is an article about a variety of shipping container restaurants that all offer great food and surroundings: http://clatl.com/omnivore/archives/2014/06/23/quick-bites Whether you are looking for a full meal or tapas, there are many great restaurants around the world that are being opened with little more than a shipping container to start.

      5 Great Examples of Shipping Container Conversions

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    1. Another interesting use for shipping container conversions is for eye catching office space. Today’s innovative businesses want to make a statement, not only about being progressive and forward thinking, but also about being eco-friendly and making use of pre-existing materials in order to reduce costs and waste. This interesting office building in Tokyo, Japan was designed by some forward thinking architects who took two shipping containers and converted them into a modern office space that looks like nothing much on the outside: http://www.gizmag.com/double-storey-container-office-tokyo-tomokazu-hayakawa-architects/32606.

      5 Great Examples of Shipping Container Conversions

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    1. It is very important to have operational ablution facilities available in a variety of locations. Here is an example of ablution shipping container conversions: http://cnprefabhouse.en.made-in-china.com/product/nMNJhlWDnoVB/China-Ablution-Unit-Container-House-Toilet-Unit-Prefab-Container-House-Shower-Unit-Folding-Container-House.html . The unit depicted has toilets, sinks and urinals, but these types of buildings can be custom built to include what you want included inside. Some companies need a unit that contains showers for workers to be able to clean up at the end of a hard day’s work. Others just want toilets and sinks. The great thing about converting a shipping container is that you can customize it to suit your needs.
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  1. If you need a shipping container designed to house dangerous goods, you can order a shipping container that is reinforced to hold whatever needs to be shipped. While the goods in this article were not “dangerous”: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2567275/Ship-loses-520-containers-storage-boxes-washed-overboard-fierce-storm.html they still washed up on a beach and led to the need for a massive clean-up that cost the container owner a lot of money. It is important to ensure that dangerous good remain in the container they are held in and reach their ultimate destination.

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