We depend on shipping containers more than you might think. Shipping containers are used to transport a variety of different products across the globe, with many of them being vital to our trade system. All of that being said, the total amount of shipping containers in existence throughout the world is around 17 million. However, the number of active shipping containers is at more than five million, making around 200 million trips a year. The fact is that many shipping containers are simply sitting around, essentially acting as massive pieces of trash. But just like other pieces of garbage, unused shipping containers can be recycled. How, you might ask? Well, a shipping container is essentially a prefabricated hold, which can be modified into a number of different types of stores and even bedrooms. Custom shipping containers are highly sought after in this day and age, and can serve a number of different purposes. Perhaps one of the most intriguing uses for a shipping container is converting it into a studio.
Nonetheless, as much as a modified shipping container may be the perfect frame for a studio, you may be initially concerned about the time and effort that may be required for the project. Fortunately, you don’t have to do it alone. You could work with a company to create your shipping container studio. Some companies work specifically on shipping container studios, while others offer a number of different types of shipping container modifications. This can help both inspire you, and shoulder some of the heavy duty work. With that being said, let’s look into some of the advantages of creating a shipping container studio.
Shipping containers exist to be portable, which means that a shipping container studio can really be placed wherever you need it to be. You don’t have to make an addition to your house. You can accommodate the zoning requirements in your area by perhaps placing the studio in your backyard, or even on its own lot; it’s up to you and what you have to work with. But the flexibility of a modified shipping container opens up your options.
Think about the cost associated with building a studio from the ground up. It’s often rather expensive to add on anything to your home, or to even build something like a shed in your backyard. A shipping container will simply need to be modified to convert it into a studio, and what you’ll want to add, like windows or a carpet, is really up to you. You can make it as expensive or inexpensive as you want to. For that matter, you can find shipping containers available for a wide range of prices. Ultimately, when buying a shipping container you’re buying something used, and therefore it will likely be sold for less than its original cost. Yes, you’ll have to factor in the price of adding on or modifying certain things. However, overall you’ll probably end up paying less for a converted shipping container studio than you would for a studio built from scratch. You also won’t be spending time and energy on thinking about the dimensions of your studio.
We’re all trying to be a bit more sustainable in this day and age, aren’t we? If you’re going to build a studio, which for most of us is more of a want than a need, you’ll want to make it in as sustainable a manner as possible. When converting a shipping container into your studio, you’ll essentially be recycling. If you didn’t convert that shipping container, you would be leaving it to sit and collect rust. There’s no point in that; so take advantage of what’s already there, and reduce waste.
There are a lot of considerations that go into making your studio. Whether you’re an artist or simply need an extra space in which you can work, you’ll want it to accommodate your specific needs. A shipping container can be modified to fit those needs, without much time, effort, or money. Therefore, you should give this option consideration before moving forward with your plans.