It could also serve as a small wood shop where you make or refinish wood products.
Similarly, you could use the space to make metal products or work with custom metalwork.
You can also set up an ecommerce shop on a platform like Etsy where you can sell your handmade items.
If you’re able to sew and measure effectively, you can start an alterations business where people bring or send in their clothing.
Dog Grooming Service
A shipping container is also about the right size for you to set up some small dog grooming equipment.
An architect could also use a shipping container as an office space, which could also serve as a way to show off a unique architectural style.
Bicycle Repair Shop
Bicycle repair is also a service that only takes up a bit of room.
A shipping container can also work for storing or processing products you might not want to bring indoors, like firewood.
Or you could start a recycling service and use a shipping container as a space to organize everything.
Computer Repair Service
Computer repair can be done in a small space, but it does help to have a location where people can bring in their devices.
Tech Refurbishing Business
Or you could use the space to work on refurbishing smartphones and other tech products that you can later sell.
A shipping container can also work as a home base for one-on-one or small group tutoring sessions.
Personal Training Service
You could even set up a small gym or workout facility and work with personal training clients there.
Or you could offer small classes, like Danyasa does with yoga in Costa Rica.
Music Lesson Service
Another subject that lends itself to one-on-one sessions or small group lessons, you could teach piano, voice, or another musical instrument.
You could also use the container as an office space where you meet with clients, even if you run a B2B business.
Since storage containers are most commonly associated with storing items, you could also set them up to use in that capacity as a self storage business.
Or you could set up multiple containers and offer them as space that businesses in the area can rent out.
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