4 Creative Uses for Shipping Containers

4 Creative Uses for Shipping Containers

Shipping containers aren’t just good for shipping cargo, they can be homes, retail shops, offices and much more. Here are some creative uses for shipping containers to consider.

1.    Golf Simulator

If you love to golf, you know practice makes perfect if you want to take a couple of strokes off your game. Whether the driving range is too far from your house or you just want to practice in the privacy of your backyard, consider a shipping container golf simulator. Cut a sidewall, add some leveling posts, retrofit a hydraulic door and line the floor with artificial grass to create a self-contained unit for golf simulations.

2. Pop Up Shops

Also known as flash retailing, pop up shops are an emerging trend that involves opening a short-term retail space anywhere you’d like. You can use a pop up shop for anything from an art or fashion gallery to museums or restaurants. A great option for retailers, pop up shops allow you to position your products in front of your target audience wherever they happen to be, such as at a festival, concert or sporting event.

They’re easily transportable as well, which means you can quickly pack up your pop-up shop and transport it to the next trade show or other event.

3.    Emergency Preparedness

Weather can change on a dime. During the winter, storms can bring dangerously low temperatures, strong winds, freezing rain and ice. Summer and fall are perfect storms for hurricanes, hail storms, high winds, and tornadoes. In any kind of storm, you could find yourself without heat, electricity and phone lines. You can be prepared for any weather disaster with an emergency preparedness shelter. A shipping container provides the perfect cocoon.

You may want to consider a refrigerated container if you have goods that need to be insulated or refrigerated at a specific temperature. You will also want to stock it with:

  • At least a three-day supply of food
  • Three days of water, or one gallon per person per day
  • Can opener and canned goods
  • Dry goods
  • Clothes
  • Batteries
  • Generator
  • Chargers
  • Gasoline
  • Flashlight
  • Radio
  • Wood and Matches
  • First aid kit and prescriptions

4.    Hunting and Fishing

Hunting and fishing take a lot of preparation, from gathering the proper supplies to mapping out your travel route. Storage and shelter for your trip are very important considerations. Shipping containers are the ideal way to keep your gear safe and secure, providing you and your friends with a safe space to shelter.

Contact Transocean Equipment Management

For more creative uses of shipping containers and to get a free quote on any size container we have, contact us at our North or South Carolina offices.


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