Whilst we focus on helping people move and store here at PODS Moving & Storage UK, these are some of our favourite alternate uses of storage containers from around the world.

#1 A Home Gym

Not everyone is lucky enough to have space inside the house for a home gym, but if you have space in the garden you could make advantage of a storage container gym.

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#2 A House

Mobile and possibly carbon neutral, designers and architects are getting increasingly creative with homes built from storage containers.

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#3 Emergency Hospitals

During the COVID-19 pandemic our sister company in the USA & Canada transformed a number of our PODS storage containers into patient isolation units to help hospitals with capacity.

PODS Patient Isolation Unit

#4 Pop Up Shops & Malls

Box Parks are becoming more and more popular as a low risk retailing option for lifestyle brands, cafes, restaurants and galleries due to flexible and affordable leases. The world’s first ‘Pop Up Mall’ opened in Shoreditch, London in 2011.

boxpark storage containers

#5 Swimming Pools

Whilst we don’t have reliable weather in the UK to invest in permanent outdoor pools, around the world people are having storage containers converted into pools as a cheaper alternative to a garden pool.

shipping container swimming pool

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