By owning a shipping container for storage, you are able to save the costs on rental if you are using them on a regular basis. The amount saved can be very substantial in the long run.
If you purchase shipping container to be used as an office space or lodging, ensure that you are allowed to place and operate the container at your premise. It is mandatory for you to obtain a written approval from the management of the intended property. The written consent is often accompanied by further requirement to seek approval from the relevant authorities through a submission by a certified engineer.