Reusing Shipping Containers: What are the Advantages and Challenges?

Reusing old shipping containers after their expected life is over has recently become a worldwide architectural trend. The practice has been referred to as “container architecture or cargotecture.” Reused shipping containers have been turned into houses, hotels, storage units, stores, restaurants, food trucks, green houses, schools, libraries, and even art studios, by basically modifying them, and putting and sticking them together like legos. But what are the advantages and possible challenges of purchasing and reusing old shipping containers? Let’s take a look at some of the advantages, and challenges, of reusing shipping containers. Environmental Friendliness Reusing shipping containers, and...

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