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Can A Shipping Container Be Converted Into A Home?

A shipping container home is a structure made of steel shipping containers. These containers are large reusable intermodal containers, which were previously used to transport goods. Shipping containers come in two sizes: 20 foot by 8 foot or 40 foot by 8 foot: The 20-foot shipping containers are approximately 160 square feet, while the 40-foot shipping containers are approximately 320 square feet.

These containers can be used as a standalone home or personal office, or they can be combined to form a multilevel residence. Shipping container homes, like tiny houses, RVs, and silo homes, are becoming more popular as prospective homeowners look for alternatives to the traditional multi-bedroom house.

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