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Modifications to Your Shipping Container

These days shipping containers are becoming far more useful than just storing your household goods. When it comes to modifying a shipping container, it seems there are endless options available. Many people choose to use shipping containers because they are manufactured to last anywhere from 50 to 60 years. These steel boxes are the perfect building block and can be used for a wide range of solutions.

Thinking Outside the Conex Box

No matter the application you have in mind, from a tiny home, to a retail store, to an above ground pool, the possibilities are endless with what you can do when you choose to convert a storage container.

There are several companies that currently sell modified shipping containers that have been converted into tiny homes that are available for purchase or you if you choose, you can build one yourself. If you’re the do-it-yourself type, there are several plans out there that will help you transform this steel box in to the home of your dreams. Shipping container modification capabilities are limited only by your imagination.

A smaller container home, such as a 20’ unit will provide you with about 160 square feet of living space, whereas a 40’ unit can provide about 320 square feet of space. You’ll have the comfort of knowing that your home is wind and water tight and can withstand extreme weather providing extra safety and security due to the durability of the container.

Types of Modifications on Shipping Containers

Some of these modification options include the installation of windows, roll-up doors, skylights, air-conditioning units, lighting, solar panels, floor finishes, shelving, side door access, stairs, and so much more.

American Trailer Rentals does not do any modifications on our containers, but we can certainly provide you with a good quality container that can be your starting point in converting your steel box into anything you want.

Get a free quote from us now and see if a future shipping container home is in your budget!