Low Structural Cost - High Strength.

Shipping containers offers a huge structural strength for a fraction of the cost of traditional house constructions. Because all the strength is contained in the structural elements, as a result the foundation design is simpler and less expensive, most likely all you need are concrete post under the container corners.

Containers, they are an extremely flexible way in constructing a home, workshop, retail space or student housing, being both modular in shape, extremely strong structurally and readily available for a low cost.

We have giant stacks of unwanted shipping containers in North America and other Western countries. Why? Because there’s a huge trade imbalance, and most manufacturing is now done in Asia.
Full containers are heading all over the world, but there’s nothing to put in them for the return trip. And the cost of shipping them back is higher than just making a new container. So they just leave them here.


Shipping containers are readily available for sale, pricing depends where you look for these metal boxes but I’ve seen them for as low as $900 for a 20 footer, make sure you calculate the transportation into the purchase of containers.


Container House Plans

16 foot x 20 foot Cottage.

Two 20' (320 Sq Ft) shipping containers makes an excellent cottage in the woods or an backyard guesthouse..

1120 Sq Ft. 7 x 20 footers.

All original plans can be modified to suit your property, lifestyle and requirements or..

2 floors 1280 Sq. Ft.

With a footprint of only 640 Sq Ft, utilizing 8 20 foot shipping containers.

7 20 foot shipping containers.

These 7- 8’x20’ containers can be placed on footing blocks under each container corner or a full basement.

1280 Sq Ft container home, utilizing 4 - 40'

Option of 2 homes on 1 lot (semi detached)

Building with Containers; Low Cost - High Strength
Building with containers

Full containers are heading all over the world, but there’s nothing to put in them for the return trip.


Tailor-made or of the shelve container homes .

Just an overview what the possibilities are.

Home away from home.

With time and effort your container home or cottage will be a home to be proud of.

Containers, Art studios,
or Luxury apartments?

They are ideal for living space, office and workspace, student or artist housing.

Spray Foam/Polyurethane Foam

Prevent rust with high
insulating factors.

Ceramic and stucco insulation
Ceramic and stucco insulation

perlite, vermiculite, lava rock or glass micro spheres

Moving your container home

Much easier is calling a container transporter, load your whole house on the trailer and a drop-off at your new foundation.