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Why Shipping Containers are the new AirBnB Sensation

  • Conversion
23rd November 2020

We have become used to expecting weird and wonderful accommodation offerings on Airbnb, but something that is becoming increasingly popular on the site is the stunning converted shipping containers. These are perfect for those who have some space and are looking to add rentable accommodation through Airbnb.

Converted units are small enough to fit in a garden but large enough to create a space for your visitors to relax and enjoy their stay. They are an excellent way to help to incorporate the outside into an accommodation, an eco-friendly, cost-effective option, without compromising on quality.

Shipping Container Accommodation

We are seeing more and more different uses for freight boxes, and one that is becoming increasingly popular is modular accommodation. Whether they are several joined together to create a large space for accommodation, a single 40ft that is cosy and stand-alone, or a number of them joined and stacked to create several homes, you have a great deal of versatility from the steel building blocks.

Getting a shipping container and converting it into accommodation can create a quirky, unique space, with all of the home comforts that your guests would want, meaning that they will love their experience with you and keep coming back for more. A converted unit gives off signs that you are conscientious about helping the environment and limiting waste and allows your creativity to speak to your potential guests.

Designing Shipping Container Accommodation

Another great thing about converting units into guest accommodation is that you have a high level of control over its design. The minimum size that you can have is10ft, but you can make it as large as you have space for.

We have our expert design team on standby to help you to design the accommodation that you have envisaged and you will get your own dedicated account manager who will see the whole process through.

You will be able to work with the design team to add several features including:

  • Personnel doors for ease of access and ease of locking
  • Windows to allow in natural light and adequate ventilation
  • Electrical and lighting packages for light and appliances etc.
  • Partition walls to create separate rooms
  • Wall and ceiling lining for insulation and to attach things to
  • Water for sanitary units including toilets and showers
  • Ramps for wheelchair access
  • Professional painting

Our design team uses computer-aided-design software to help you to create your finished blueprint, giving you the ability to see a 3D version of your accommodation unit.

Once that your bespoke conversion design is complete our fabrication team will then start to bring it to life. The majority of the work will be done at our fabrication facility and your finished accommodation unit will be delivered by lorry to your site when it is complete. Converting a new or used unit into an accommodation unit fit for use on Airbnb is an eco-friendly and cost-effective option. There is plenty that you can do in terms of the overall design and decoration to make it attractive and appealing to potential customers and of the highest quality.

We offer a variety of shipping containers for hire, sale and conversion to suit your needs. For more information just get in touch

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