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How to Add A Garage to A Shipping Container House?

Updated: Aug 22


Until a few years ago, seeing structures built out of shipping containers was strange. The idea was new, and most of us thought of it as a very innovative trend which instead of being practical, is just a way of getting attention. Well, today those shipping container structures have aged a little bit, and not only they have proven that they are indeed very practical options, that trend has not died down, in fact, it’s growing, and it’s growing fast. Entire offices, apartments, houses, restaurants, and many other things are being made of shipping containers. The reason is simple; they are practical in every way.


Shipping container houses are some of the most popular shipping container buildings. More and more people dare to try out this trend since among other things, it’s a very economic choice. A shipping container house comes with many different rooms and spaces, each with designs and requirements of their own. Here in this article, we will focus on garages, and how can you add a shipping container garage to your house.


          How to Add  A Garage to A Shipping Container House?


Why Choose Shipping Containers to Build a Garage?


Whether your house is made of shipping containers or not, you can add a shipping container garage to it. In fact, all you need to be able to add a shipping container garage to your house is the space. Of course, you would need the money as well, but you have to have that anyway if you’re planning to add a garage to your house, and shipping container garages are the cheapest option you have for structures which offer a great deal of security and robustness.


Shipping containers are made of corten steel. It’s a type of steel which is specifically designed for building shipping containers. Why does it make sense to make buildings out of this material? Because it’s designed to be extremely durable. It can take immense amounts of weight without budging, and it won’t rust. At least, it won’t rust easily, and if you coat it properly and maintain it well, you can be sure that rusting will never be a problem.


No other type of structure with this price tag will offer you this quality of building. And while you save money on the material required for the structure, you also save a lot of money on labor, since shipping container structures require very little labor to set up. The whole thing will be built in a factory in a few days or at most a few weeks, and it will be assembled in the location within hours or days. The biggest shipping container structures have taken less than a week to assemble in location.


Among other perks of shipping container structures are; they are portable in most cases, they are extremely eco-friendly, and they are resaleable.


          How to Add  A Garage to A Shipping Container House?

How to Add a Garage to a Shipping Container House?


First; The Planning Part


First is the decision part. Before ordering a shipping container garage, there are a few matters which you need to decide. How much money are you willing to spend? Where do you want the shipping container garage to be installed? How much space do you need in your garage? Do you intend to use your garage as something else other than a parking space? If yes, what will be those usages? Do you intend to have a storage space? Do you need a small workshop at the side of your garage? What equipment do you need for that workshop?


There are so many other questions you should ask yourself, but the point we are trying to convey is that your shipping container garage will be tailor-made according to your very specific needs. If you want a simple shipping container to place your vehicle in and lock the door, you can have it. If you need a very luxurious garage which is built of multiple shipping containers with custom designed material all over it, you can have that as well. Decide what you want, determine what you need, and calculate your budget.


There is also the very important matter of planning permits. If you plan to add a space to your house, you probably require a planning permit. The laws in this regard vary greatly in different locations of the world, so we cannot be certain about the local laws of your area. Generally, it’s a good idea to check with your local authorities to make sure you are not in violation of any laws.



Keep in mind that in most locations in the world, in order to obtain a planning permit, the design of your garage needs to be finalized.

Then; Placing an Order


Although some people build their shipping container garages by themselves, it’s not an option for everyone, or at least it’s not a viable option for everyone. Modifying a shipping container requires very specific tools and expertise. If you approach a container conversion company like ours, which is called Green Box Containers, you can save a lot of time and money while getting a structure of higher quality.


We are a group of highly skilled and experienced professionals who have been doing this for quite a while now, and we are specialized in converting new or used shipping containers into absolutely anything our clients demand. Once you get in contact with us, we will inform you of all the details you might require, including our prices and time tables.


Then we will check everything about the project; your demands, your requirements, and the location in which you plan to have your shipping container garage set up. Then we will come up with a design, and present it to you with a 2D model. You can tweak and edit this 2D model as much as you want. Once you are fully satisfied with that model, we will start the modification process, and we will deliver your custom-built shipping container garage to your desired location within 30 days.












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