Homes Made from Shipping Containers More Affordable!

Shipping container homes are starting to pop up everywhere around the country. They’re not only more affordable but they’re durable and look like a regular home if done properly.

At Converted Containers, we have perfected the art of building homes from shipping containers. We can build you a lavish home for a fraction of the price you’d pay for a regular home.

How we do it!

You might be asking yourself how this is possible. We do it by converting water-tight shipping containers from metal structures into single crates or multi-container masterpieces for residential housing projects and office buildings. Of course, that includes outfitting units with proper ventilation, plumbing, electrical lighting and so on.

We use two standard sizes of shipping containers to build a house – one that’s 160-sq. ft. and another that’s 320-sq. ft. These can be connected or stacked to build the house of your dreams. In addition to the cost of the containers, you’ll pay for labor and for the necessary modifications needed to make the container livable.

Keep in mind, this is a job for a professional. While it’s possible to build your own shipping container home, there’s a lot of planning that goes into it such as obtaining home building permits and the hiring of architects and drafters. At Converted Containers, we take care of all of that for you.


What’s fun about building a home from shipping containers is that the skies the limit when it comes to design. It allows you to be creative. You can end up with a house that looks like one you’d find in any neighborhood or one that’s a little more modern or unusual such as a treehouse.

Shipping containers last a long time and require very little maintenance. Since all containers have been shipped over water, they’re water-tight and very durable.

One of the biggest advantages of letting Converted Containers build you a shipping container home is that they’re environmentally friendly. Steel is used in each recycled shipping container; therefore, eliminating the need for bricks, mortar and wood.

Another big advantage of a shipping container home is that they can be built incredibly fast off site and delivered to your location ready to move in to.

The future looks bright for this type of construction so ask us today about your new home of tomorrow!

Residential Storage Units

Whether you are a home owner, an artist or a collector you often run into the need for extra space. Off-site or commercial storage units can be costly and a bit of a drag when you need your stuff or, when you find yourself busting at the seams. Converted shipping or cargo containers were designed to not only transport goods but also, to keep items safe from the elements and sticky fingers during the journey. These solid steel containers are rust resistant, portable and water-tight and they can be painted to blend in with their location or to stand out from it (as in the case of art studios). Plus, they can be fitted with roll-top doors for easy access, ventilation systems and air filtration systems, or windows and doors.

Residential uses for shipping container conversions (outside of housing) include:

  • Classic Car Storage
  • Art Studios
  • Furniture storage – during moves, or to store valuable items when using your home for vacation rentals or home swaps
  • Seasonal Storage for Outdoor Furniture
  • Equipment Storage for Farms or Ranches
  • Feed Storage
  • Secured Tool Sheds or Workshops
  • Garage or Attic Overflow Storage


Depending on the modifications needed to suit your needs, our residential storage units can ship anywhere from three days to three weeks once your order process is complete.