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Container homes and why they are becoming so popular

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A shipping container home may sound like an unusual idea at first glance but you may be surprise at just how useful and beneficial they are….

Most people looking to purchase their new home would visit their local estate agent and visit properties that they like the look of and that match their preference and criteria. This is absolutely right and spot on, and the best and standard way to secure your new home. But there could be a better alternative; a cheaper, simpler and more custom route that most people have never heard of. Meet the shipping container.
Shipping containers come as standard sizes in 20ft shipping containers and 40ft shipping containers and are used as storage and transportation products to ship goods around the world. This is what containers are made for and is, of course, their primary purpose. In recent years the shipping container has taken a slightly different route as well and is becoming increasingly popular for houses. Yep, you read that correctly – shipping container houses. You may be wondering why you would want to live in a steel box but you may be surprised at the enormous benefits that container homes offer.

Shipping container home advantages

• Shipping container Homes are so affordable to purchase, on average a standard 20ft shipping container can cost about £1250.00 which is very cheap compared to a house or a flat.
• You can choose the size of your container home without many restrictions you can buy 1, 2, 3, 4 or any number of containers to put side by side or stack on top of each other.
• Customising your container homes is a great benefit; you can literally do anything with your shipping container and make some spectacular creative accomplishments.
• Containers can be transported via a hi-ab vehicle which means that you can put your container home anywhere that you choose.

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Gap Container Services is a nationwide supplier of all types and sizes of containers of every condition, with an option of new and used storage containers. We offer storage and shipping containers for sale, shipping container hire and container delivery services and we also offer containers for self-storage – whichever suits the customer’s needs.

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