Reusing Used Shipping Containers

Your used shipping container can be reused in so many ways. You can sell it for cash, set it down in your yard for more storage or use it as a shed for heavy duty tools. You can also go online to advertise you shipping container. You can visit forums that are dedicated to green architecture and design. 

Wooden beams should be used to give support to the underside of the shipping container. If it is feasible, you can have the tractor-trailer slide it onto a set of four beams. Support structures like concrete footers, railroad ties or a grave bed should be inserted underneath and every corner must be supported. If you want to know more about shipping containers then you can visit

If you want to build a shipping container house, you should contact local authorities for building codes before modifying your container. Some cities will not allow such a living space while others may allow it to stay temporarily. It should then be located on your property according to the building code of your area.

Doors and windows should be cut out with a plasma cutter while studs should be inserted into the walls for insulation and drywall. You can make use of two or three layers of Styrofoam to insulate the floors and a plywood subfloor along with carpet or hardwood flooring should be laid on the floor.