Shipping containers are popular in emergency builds, tiny house creations and various other self-supporting structures like cafes or boutiques, but increasingly containers are defying their own logic and supporting our home extensions as well.
Containers can in some cases be cheaper to build but this is not always the case. Their use in renovations has become more popular due to their strength, durability and ease of transport. They can be fabricated offsite and then delivered to reduce costs, and of course the modern aesthetic of containers can also be attractive.
In New Zealand, container extensions have been used to increase space in an old Christchurch villa and create movable addition to a Grey Lynn home that could be taken to the Bach over summer. Their strength effectively makes them earthquake proof but the major draw-card for many is their transport ability. Meanwhile in Australia, shipping containers might be popular in use for granny flats or sleep outs.
To find out if containers could be useful in the United Kingdom, check out popular ideas in container home extensions.