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What You Need to Know Before Getting a Shipping Container Garden House


When it comes to shipping container structures, you can have anything you can think of, from massive apartments to designer-style grand villas. But some types of shipping container structures are easier to obtain and make use of than others.


Good examples of that come in the form of shipping container garden houses. The size of a shipping container can be very convenient for a garden house, you can easily add them to any space you own, and they are pretty sturdy and durable. If you are reading this article, you are probably already interested in shipping container garden houses, so here in this article we will talk about a few things to consider before getting your shipping container garden house.

What You Need to Know Before Getting a Shipping Container Garden House

Why Should You Consider Getting a Shipping Container Garden Houses?


There are many answers to that question. A shipping container garden house would be much cheaper than any other type of structure you can choose to serve the same purpose. For this level of durability, they offer very good value, and you can resell them whenever you want as well. Other than the economics, there are still many viable reasons.


They could fit into most spaces, and they could be readied outside your space and just move there. That means you wouldn’t have to worry about much construction work in your garden, and it will be fully ready far faster than any other sort of building. You can easily move and rearrange them as well, so if you don’t like where they are at any point, you don’t have to just stick to a choice you made in the past.

What Purposes They Can Serve?


This is something that shipping container structures are especially good at; being flexible to all the usages one can think of. Shipping containers can be very small, but there are larger sizes and also you can put multiple of them together, they can create any space you can think of.


There are a great number of purposes a shipping container garden house can serve. It can be a greenhouse next to your garden, it can be a shed for your tools, just some storage room, a guest house, an office, a pool house, just another room added to your house, a garage, or anything else you would want it to be. Modifying and repurposing shipping containers is done quickly and with ease in a factory, so if you can think of it, we at Green Box Containers can design and build it for you.

Do You Have the Space for Them?


Shipping containers come in a few sizes, the smallest size is 20ft (6.06 meters) long, 8ft (2.43 meters) wide, and 8.5ft (2.59 meters) high. That is pretty small for any space you would want to add to your house, so it could fit in pretty much anywhere. As for bigger sizes and the addition of multiple shipping containers together, you can do whatever you want if you have the space for it, they can be as big as you want them to.


They are easily fitted into any space as well, you can use cranes to put them into any space with precision, and if needed, they can be dismantled and put back together again, so you can literally move them into any other building and set them up there.

What You Need to Know Before Getting a Shipping Container Garden House

Do You Need Any Infrastructures for them?


The answer to that question depends on many things, but in a great number of cases, you could need absolutely nothing, that is if you have a flat hard surface to put them down on.

Although in general, it’s a good idea to put shipping container structures on a foundation.


The build of that foundation depends on what purpose you have in mind for your shipping container garden house. If it will be very heavy, it’s a good idea to go for concrete foundations. Steel foundations can be great as well, and in many cases, wooden foundations can do the job perfectly well. You define what you want to install in a shipping container garden house. If you want to have a restroom, you will need plumbing. You can add electrical equipment in a shipping container garden house as well.


Some people decide to go sustainable and install solar panels and batteries for this type of small structures, that would be environmental and save you some extra money.

Generally speaking, the required infrastructures for shipping containers are nothing to be too worried about. If they are required, they can be arranged with relative ease.

Do You Need a Permit for Having a Shipping Container Garden House?


This very much depends on where you live and what are the local laws there. It also depends on how you would install a shipping container garden house. Some of those are more permanently placed than others. If you have a more mobile-looking shipping container garden house, odds are you won’t need any permits, but for more permanent-looking shipping container garden houses, you probably do.


We cannot generalize the laws of the entire world, but overall, it’s a good idea to check the laws and permits you would need before buying and placing your shipping container garden house.

Where To Obtain a Shipping Container Garden House


Here in Green Box Containers, we have years of experience in repurposing and modifying shipping containers. We can prepare a 2D model for you based on your suggestions and requirements, and be with you every step of the way while you are modifying that model.


Once you are satisfied with the design, we will repurpose and deliver your very own shipping container garden house within 30 days. We are proud of the quality of our work, and the feedback of our clients. Cruise through the web, our website, and social media posts for ideas and inspirations, and contact us today to get your specially designed shipping container garden house!


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