Containers are enclosures for holding or storing products. They are used in transporting or shipping goods. Goods in a container are protected from mechanical damage or harsh weather conditions.
Containers vary in size. A standard shipping container measures 8ft wide ,8.5ft high. The length can be either 20ft or 40ft.
Kenyans have devised a good way of using these shipping containers and are making a lot of money from it.
People have started converting Containers into commercial houses while others into homes.
Most business stalls in towns are made from shipping containers.
Containers are modified and installed with proper insulation and air conditioning and can can even be used as offices.
Containers are cheap to convert into houses than building a permanent house. A 40 ft container costs between 290,000 to 350, 000.
Container houses are mobile and can be moved from one place to another as compared to permanent houses.
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