Grove is currently converting a shipping container into a unique space which will be unveiled in a future article. During our design process we did a lot of research into the world of the recycled container and found incredibly innovative designs that people are implementing. Shipping containers have come a long way from their intended use. With a little imagination and a seemingly unending supply of recyclable containers, the applications for this versatile medium is unlimited. Not only are the steel boxes durable, portable, and inexpensive, it turns out that they can be used for almost any self-contained structure one can think of. From pop-up retail stores and restaurants to sales offices, swimming pools, garages and even homes and cottages, the possibilities are endless. The trend is gathering momentum as more and more people are jumping on board with their own creative uses, and the end results are astounding. The pictures below are just a few of the ingenious ways people have re-purposed containers. Now that’s thinking outside the box!