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How Much Do Container Homes Cost?

Posted on August 9, 2019 by Container Stop
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The Cost Of A Shipping Container

Securing a shipping container in order to set up a shipping container home probably costs a lot less than you think. However, the price can fluctuate, depending on container size, condition, amenities, customization, and so on. Let’s take a quick look at this topic: How much do container homes cost, anyway?

First off, let’s remember that even though containers are standardized in order for them to function first and foremost as shipping tools, there still remains a great deal of variety in their construction and potential uses. Bottom line: With so much flexibility, the cost of a shipping container can vary, starting as low as a couple of thousand dollars.

There are other things to keep in mind: Customization of shipping containers will increase the price — as will delivery costs; where and when you need it plays a factor in the final price. There are also additional cost factors, such as whether you’re looking to rent or buy a shipping container.

Container Stop

At Container Stop, we have years of experience helping people just like you find the right container for them. We’re pretty certain that lots of people start the process of buying a shipping container and then get a little intimidated by all the options.

But don’t be intimidated by the tremendous amount of variety that’s available to you as a shipping container purchaser. That variety is actually one of the best and most defining features of turning a shipping container into a shipping container home.

We provide new and used containers — not to mention used containers that look and function like new! — throughout California, Nevada, and Arizona. We can also get a container to you anywhere in the United States.

Whatever you’re looking for, Container Stop can secure it for you.

Shipping Container Home Sizes


Most standard shipping container homes are the following lengths:

  • 10 foot
  • 20 foot
  • 40 foot

However, Container Stop can and does craft custom shipping container lengths. Just ask! We’re sure to have what you need on hand. But if not, we’ll create it for you.


Shipping containers are typically 8 feet 6 inches high. However, we also provide high cube shipping containers that add an extra foot to the height.

Standard widths are 8 feet.

But again, these are just starting points.

In other words, we can customize according to the size you need — and your budget! So when it comes to answering the questions “How much do shipping container homes cost?” or “How much will it cost to DIY a shipping container house?”, the answer is almost always going to be: That depends! What do you need?

Let’s get started on answering the question: Please fill out our online request-a-quote form, and we’ll get back to you. Once we figure out the size and budget for the shipping container itself, we can get down the really fun part — deciding how best to customize your shipping container so that it becomes livable. You’ll get to imagine the recycled shipping container home of your dreams: floor plans, square feet of living space, what the living room will look like, and so much more!

And then the adventure really begins — building a shipping container home!

Contact Container Stop today to learn what shipping container homes cost and how you can turn your from a dream into reality — a tiny home that is truly unique and truly yours.

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We’ve built cabins, garden sheds, and tack rooms with our containers. Have an idea for your shipping container? Let us know!

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