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Want To Save Money? Swap Your Home For A Shipping Container

If you’re looking for ways that you can save money and reduce your outgoings, you might want to consider swapping your home for a used shipping container that you can refurbish into a cosy new abode.

This is precisely what one man who lives just outside Cheltenham has done recently. The Metro reported that Jay Adler, 30, decided to convert a shipping container into a micro-home after the breakup of his marriage earlier this year.

In doing so, Jay has reduced his average monthly outgoings by a whopping £700. He is renting utilities and land from the owner of a disused farm, and he spent £3,000 buying and refurbishing the shipping container that sits on the farm just outside Cheltenham.

“Splitting up with my partner was my catalyst for change and living simply was always something I wanted to do,” he said.

The newspaper also noted that Jay has experience of converting shipping containers to other uses after setting up a pub with his friend Matt Nolan in two former shipping containers. Once the pub, called The Outdoor Inn, is allowed to reopen, Jay plans to work there full-time.

He also revealed that in stripping his life back to the basics, he now has more time for the activities he loves. “I walk a lot more than I used to. I read a lot more and listen to way more music. In fact, I have ended up doing far more of the things I enjoy,” he asserted.

If you’re looking to buy a used shipping container in the UK and follow in Jay’s footsteps, it’s important that you know what you’re looking for so that you choose one that you can make into a comfortable home for all seasons.

Firstly, it’s important to check the history of the container you’re looking at. As we noted in our recent blog, you should not only ask how the container has been used in the past, but also how it has been stored, because this can affect its condition.

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