Spring is in the air, and with it comes a renewed interest in being outdoors (if the weather permits of course!).
In this blog post, we explore four ways you can use shipping containers to create functional outdoor spaces that are perfect for spring. From garden sheds to greenhouses, shipping containers are the perfect solution to upgrade your garden this season.
Shipping containers are so much more than what meets to the eye. The structure of a shipping container makes it easy to create a controlled environment for plants, and their sturdy construction can withstand harsh weather conditions.
With a few modifications, our standard units can be transformed into fully functional greenhouses with the ventilation, insulation, and tri-fold glass doors. All in all, a modified container is a perfect environment for housing plants. This is also great sustainable option for those looking to grow their own produce or create a unique outdoor feature for their living space.
Check out how the University of York are use shipping containers to revolutionise crop production and sustainable farming using shipping containers here.
The steel structure of shipping containers makes them a great option for storage.
Where sheds are susceptible to harsh weather conditions and break ins, shipping containers provide secure storage for your gardening tools and equipment. When fitted with racks and shelving, your container can also double as a food pantry or storage space for all those extra bits that don’t quite fit in the house.
Shipping containers can be repurposed for many different uses, including as a gym or fitness studio. With proper insulation and ventilation, a shipping container can provide a unique and cost-effective space for exercise.
By adding windows, doors, and interior fixtures like mirrors and flooring to a standard shipping container you create a functional space for exercise and save yourself from monthly subscription fees and travel times, so you can work out comfortably no matter the season or weather. Check out this converted container gym that Lion worked on in collaboration with Red Bull and England Rugby for inspiration for your home gym!
As flexible working has become a permanent fixture in work culture, many people now require at-home workspaces.
Modified containers create a functional workspace ready for use upon installation and helps to separate your work from your general living space, thereby increasing your productivity year-round.
Finally, the portable nature of shipping containers means that they can be easily transported as needed, so if you move spaces, so does your container.
If you’re looking for a unique way to spruce up your garden this spring, talk to one of our experts here and start your next shipping container project today.