Converting Shipping Containers: Turning Dullsville into Dynamic

I’ll be the first to admit it—a shipping container doesn’t quite conjure up visions of excitement. I mean, after all, it’s just a big metal box, right? Hold on there a second.

Sure, it’s only four walls, a floor, and a ceiling. But what you can do with a shipping container…well, that’s an entirely different story, my friends.

People ask me all the time about Axcess box and what it is we do. In the past, I simply used to say a shipping container provider (I know, I know, cue the yawing sounds). These days, however, I’ve taken a slightly different approach in my response.

When inquiring minds want to know, I tell them what we’re really all about—container conversions! Yup, after I drop that little tidbit of info on them, folks’ ears perk up, imploring me to dish up more about the biz we’re in.

If you think a shipping container is solely just that, think again. Other than the “yeah, you can store stuff in it” kind of thing, these magnificent metal boxes are being used in a slew of mind-blowing and creative ways.

So, what am I going on and on about? Here are just some of the funky, functional, and fun ways container conversions are turning up the heat and turning heads.

Let’s start with the obvious, shall we?

You’d have to be living in a cave (at least that’s more affordable, though) not to notice Vancouver’s dwindling housing market.

Converted containers are starting to make a lot of sense with Lower Mainlanders wanting to be a part of that exclusive homeowner crowd. To meet the ever-increasing housing demand, shipping containers are being transformed into some pretty inspiring living space options—from guesthouses and home additions to multi-dwelling container projects.

Bottom line? A converted container is the smart, affordable answer to the lack of available housing options plaguing the province.

But that’s not all—not even close.

Okay, so shipping container homes are all the rage these days. You get it. But what you might not know is that converted containers are making a huge splash for those ready to strike it out on their own.

If you are finally willing to listen to that inner entrepreneur and give up the shackles of the daily grind, shipping containers are quite literally opening the doors to a plethora of business opportunities.

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You don’t have all day to go over the entire list of super cool business ventures out there. Heck, my fingers are already tired thinking about typing all that up. So, we’ll throw just a few ideas your way to give you the general gist of things.

As you read this, containers are already being used for a myriad of business endeavors, including pop-up shops, cafés, art galleries, bars, theatres, retail stores, offices, darkrooms, and even shopping malls.

If you still think a shipping container is just a container, contact us today. We’ll make converted container believer out of you yet.