The container in all its glory and variants


Since about the 1830s, shipping containers have been used as a way to easily transport multiple goods in a single package, rather than separately loading all of the individual items of a cargo onto a ship. Back then containers were produced mostly out of wood and were not suited for the stacking of one upon the other. The stackable container as we know it first appeared around the time of the Second World War, but was still more limited in application. Nowadays shipping containers can be found worldwide, and allow for easy transport by rail, road, or water.

In recent years the container has been refined and adjusted in many ways to meet more and more specific demands, and their applications reach above and beyond mere shipping and storage. More and more people are coming to realize that shipping containers new and old have many diverse applications when a little creativity is applied, and can often provide an eco-friendly and cost-effective alternative to existing solutions. Here at K-TAINER we have experience with such matters: we've helped realize various different projects such as a shipping container house, a bar, a restaurant, and even a library bus. Yet these are not the only possibilities for providing a container with a second life.

For instance, containers are perfectly suitable for use as a swimming pool. With a little bit of ingenuity, a container can be transformed in a relatively short time and for a competitive price into a relocatable place to cool down in during hot summer days. Should you wish to move around, a container could also be altered into a camper in which you can comfortably explore the world. More and more holiday parks convert used shipping containers into holiday homes to offer comfortable and practical sleeping space where needed.

Nowadays, shops, homes, offices and even hotels are by no means new territory for the shipping container, nor are they for K-TAINER. Should you have an idea or question, no matter how far-fetched, please don't hesitate to contact us! We're here for you!