When looking for the perfect container, the cost is on everyone’s mind. Whether you want to use it for just storage or want a getaway from the world. Making sure you get the most bang for your buck is important.
If you’re a cheap and thrifty person like me, buying a shipping container can be very intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be if you follow the right steps. Our personality type always wants to get the best deal.
The new way to buy containers or container homes is way different from the past. It’s gotten way cheaper to purchase one and then take the money you have saved to renovate it into something that you can live in. If you buy one with all of the intricacies already installed, you won’t value it as much and it won’t be as fun. The new ways to renovate them can be very simple.
The cost ranges from $1,500 to $4,500 depending on the quality. You can get a very low-quality container that works. The only way people can get into them is if they use a blow torch. You will need to consider getting doors on them or finding a way to lock them if you put them outside in a place where people can get to them. Security is huge for most people who store everything outside.
The cost to get a secure container can be very cheap. Usually, the expensive ones come with doors that have a latch. This will be great for your security. If you don’t buy one with a latching door, you will have to create a security mechanism yourself. A chain with a lock around it should be all you need. You can find them on sale at Wal-mart or home depot if you want.