Types of Homes You Can Make With a Shipping Container

We’ve previously talked about the different uses of a shipping container, one of which being a home – even if you’re on a tight budget. But even choosing the way your home is going to look can be a complex task, especially because you want to make sure that it’s designed and built to perfection. Shipping containers are incredibly versatile and allow for a wide range of applications, meaning that you can have any type of home you desire.

Beach House

The materials from which shipping containers are made make them perfectly suited to withstand severe conditions, such as rain and strong winds. They’re transported in ships and have to face harsh sea conditions while on them, so you don’t have to constantly stress about your home being damaged, for example. You can also easily paint your container home in a way that fits the beach – bright colours and patterns that highlight the sunny environment they’re in. This customisation and safety makes containers perfect to be transformed into beach houses.



If you don’t have space in your home for a games room, and really want to get one, a container is the perfect solution for you. The same if you want to build a space where your children can play around without getting hurt – or to invite their friends over for a movie night and make all the noise they want.

Turning a container into a playhouse has a lot of advantages over merely setting it up at home, because you’re able to fit things like a pool table or a foosball machine easily, which you might not be able to indoors. Also, you can add a couch or a bed to this playhouse and relax there after work, while playing games or watching your favourite shows.

Mobile Home

Choosing a container home can offer you all the comforts you desire, so it’s a great option. If you wish to move to another place, you don’t even need planning permission, so you’ll be able to go wherever you want. The world is yours in terms of where you can ‘park’ your home, so you even could move to another country.


Shipping containers are eco-friendly solutions that you can use to create several different types of homes. Whether you want to live in one or just use it as a temporary house extension, we’re sure that you’ll find the right container for all of your needs. Contact us or give us a call on 0208 459 6972 and we’ll be more than happy to discuss our vast range of products with you. You can also find us on Twitter.

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