150 Types of Unusual Investments – The List

60. Ice Vending Machines – you’ve probably seen one of these freestanding large vending machines where you can drive up and get large bags of ice or fill your cooler with 20 lbs. or more of ice.

They lease small pieces real estate, typically 80 sq.ft. or less, at a high traffic location like a convenience store or shopping center parking lot.

Customers insert their cash or credit card and buy ice.  Some also offer water vending.  With no employees needed on site, the opportunity is quite scalable across many locations.

Ice Vending Machine
Twice the Ice is one of the larger ice vending machine suppliers.