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Buy Shipping Containers and Make These Cool Things Out of Them

Life is full of opportunity to spend money and make money. There is a popular adage that states that you must spend money to make money. While this is true, for the most part, sometimes you can spend little money and make big money. It all depends on how resourceful you are and it also depends on how lucky you are.

If life and making money is all about being resourceful, you have to learn to make lemonade out of lemons and sometimes you have to learn how to make lemonade out of limes. The question is how. How will you make something out of something that is isn’t? That is a question that is left to be answered by many different artists and entrepreneurs.

For example, people can take something like say, a shipping container, and make really cool things out of them that not only bring them money, but bring them happiness, comfort and maybe even short-lived fame. Curious? Here are examples of things you can make out of shipping containers:

A Home

What’s in a home? A home by any other name wouldn’t be as sweet, but just because a home is called a home, it doesn’t mean that it has to be built by wood, nails and drywall. Those may be aspects of a home, but some people defy the rules. Seeing as industrial, rusty, metal objects are desired in construction today, shipping containers are the perfect culprit to build a home out of. They’re large, hollow and sturdy. All you need is walls, a floor and a ceiling to build a home and shipping containers provide all of that.

A Means to a Living

If you’re an entrepreneur, you’re going to make the most out of the resources that are around you. Maybe you’re living in a third world country that has little resources except ones that are reminiscent of the trade that is done to keep your country alive.

Metal is everywhere, train carts and shipping containers sit abandoned left and right attracting nothing but gang tags and providing shelter for those who don’t have anything else to live under.

You can take those containers and make a livelihood out of them. Containers might be easily accessible in trade heavy countries, but in places like the U.S. you’ll have to source your containers a different way. It doesn’t mean they’re not worth buying and building something out of.

The sky’s the limit as far as shipping containers go. Use them to literally ship the items that make you a living, or convert them into a bar, a restaurant, an apartment complex, or anything else your heart desires. In any case, shipping containers are your way to make a living, They’re an empty canvas- a box in which your future sits waiting to be created.

Anna Johansson

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