Lately, there has been an emerging trend around small house living. The idea is that you give up your extra unneeded space, downsize your belongings, and move to a tiny new house. The benefits include environmental advantages, cost savings, and a new sense of mind. Even if small house living is not ideal for you, you may find that applying the same mind of frame to a mobile office can provide you with many benefits. New storage containers for sale are being turned into mobile offices.
Less materials equals less costs
Owners of mobile office containers are likely to notice a significant decrease in costs versus a traditional office setting. When new storage containers for sale are transformed into a mobile office, minimal materials are needed. When building a brand new office building from scratch, thousands of dollars of materials are used. With so many available new storage containers for sale, even the price of the shipping container is affordable.
There are currently over 17 million shipping containers in circulation globally with the number of active shipping containers at more than five million. In total, they make around 200 million trips a year, according to Billie Box. Yet, even with that many shipping containers in action, there are millions of shipping containers that are sitting unused. The wide supply drives down the prices, and can be turned into a mobile office for a very affordable price.
Better for the environment
Using fewer materials not only means lower costs for the owner, it also means less recycled materials that have to be used. When a shipping container is turned into a mobile office, very few materials are used. The shipping container for sale actually provides a great base for the office. For each recycled shipping container, we are using around 3,500 kg worth of steel. We are also saving all of the traditional building materials (such as bricks, mortar, and wood) which do not need to be used. When you choose to buy used shipping containers, you are also reusing large containers that are difficult to recycle properly.
Larger work spaces
New storage containers for sale may actually give you a larger workspace, compared to traditional office settings. Although traditional offices tend to be larger and wider, they contain multiple desks and offices. Your specific office might only be a few square feet. In fact, the average individual workstation has shrunk from 80 square feet in 1992 to 39 square feet this year, at least which is the average for projects that were taken on by Jacobs, a major design and workspace construction firm.
More private work spaces
The traditional cubicle setting common in many offices is not ideal for employee productivity. Employees may be tempted to communicate with surrounding cubicles. They may also be distracted by loud talking of nearby employees. The shipping container method, also easy to customize, provides a more private work setting. When businesses use new storage containers for sale for private offices, they are likely to see an increase in employee productivity.
One of the best things about mobile offices is the ability to place them anywhere. Some businesses require that their employees travel from site to site, such as with construction or corporate positions. Mobile offices can be moved, providing a safe, clean, and private office in these situations. They can also be easily moved from location to another, with minimal planning.
There are currently millions of new storage containers that are not being used. They were overproduced and today, they sit unused. However, new storage containers for sale make great mobile offices. Similar to the small house trend, they are better for the environment, provide cost savings, offer better office layout and privacy to employees, and allow the owner to move the mobile office from location to another easily. The mobile offices may be the next trend of small house living, only in an office setting instead.