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7 incredible ways to customise old shipping containers


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Posted by Gina Theron
Shipping containers are used worldwide and required for most import and export needs. Rather than simply discarding and replacing old, damaged or unused shipping containers, people have decided to recycle them and what they've come up with is pretty impressive. 

Office space

A US charity event company uses shipping containers as office space. These stackable office spaces are cheap, simple and maneuverable helping any business utilise its floor space more efficiently. 


Coffee Shop 

Food and beverage outlets are recycling shipping containers to make their businesses stand out. 


Shopping Centre

This 85 foot tall shopping centre, in an industrial quarter of Europe, was constructed by stacking shipping containers. The bag retailer wanted to convey the company values through the use of recycled materials.  


Swimming pool

Shipping containers are made entirely of steel and the way they are assembled makes them stronger and more durable than the typical above ground swimming pool.



Italy-based coffee brand, illy, created a temporary push-button cafe for New York shoppers.



A shipping container home offers great insulation and noise canceling capabilities.


Student accommodation

In Keetwonen Amsterdam shipping containers have been used to construct student housing with a thousand dorms, making it the biggest container city in the world. 


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Gina Theron

Gina Theron

Gina is a Marketing Coordinator at PlantMiner. She is a business and engineering student, and relishes working for one of Australia's greatest mining and construction disrupters. Harsh critic of tomatoes and spiders that surprise her.