With great ideas come great responsibilities. The great idea is to use existing, empty shipping containers as an option for sustainable housing. This new idea is rumored to have started with a man writing his architecture thesis on reusing shipping containers as sustainable housing in the 1970s. With just over 17 million shipping containers in the world and only around 6 million currently being used with ships, trains and trucks, there are high numbers of empty, unused containers. A great resource to tap into, when our society seems to have gotten itself into a crisis to find affordable housing. Not only are people on the lookout for a place to live, it seems as though the space available to live in has gotten smaller, along with a budget for that housing.
Presenting, the solution: empty shipping containers! Plentiful, cheap, and prefabricated, modular housing is stackable, plentiful, resourceful, and budget friendly! The durability lends itself to decades and decades of use, holding up to be one of the best ideas of the 20th century! Shipping containers only spend about one-third of their lives filled with cargo for shipping, leaving most of their lives unfilled and useless, lying around shipping container yards. The United States imports much more than it exports, and with the empty cargo containers stacking up, unused, wasting space, Container Stop, the company providing storage containers for Gilroy, can help fix the issue.
Locally sourcing recycled storage containers for Gilroy and all of California will have benefits far-reaching. To have a resource that is not going to disappear, and which can be reused and repurposed at any time, and transported to almost any location with ease, is excellent for sustainable living. Taking the time to recycle, repurpose and reuse millions of upcycled shipping containers could even turn into an export business. Plenty of people in the world are in search of any type of housing which is efficient. Shipping containers can be installed quickly, and stacked tall and wide, and have almost limitless lives when they are stationary habitable structures.
Container Stop has stepped into the lives of many happy customers to provide sustainable, functional and beautiful structures, that will last a lifetime. Sharing the joys of a sustainable future with family and friends is what Container Stop and storage containers in Gilroy, or where ever you need one, is all about!