How to Buy a Shipping Container

You’ve decided to join the shipping container revolution. Your plans are drawn up, your site is prepared, and your welding torch is ready to transform a discarded steel box into the durable, stylish, and sustainable home of your dreams. Now what?

At a Glance

Experience

  • You’ll need some pre-existing knowledge.

Budget

  • This one isn’t so easy on the wallet.

Time

  • The entire process can take anywhere from one to four weeks.

To help you get started, we asked architects, DIY home builders, and shipping container experts from around the world for their inside tips on bringing home the best possible container for your building needs.

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