Build Your Shipping Container Home With Shipping Containers from Citi-Cargo
Citi-Cargo & Storage sells new and used shipping containers that can be used to build tiny homes in the Midwest and throughout the United States.
How do I build a tiny home? What is shipping container living?
The tiny living movement is where people choose to downsize their living space in order to live more simply. Some people make their permanent residence a tiny home, while others build a tiny home for their lake house, hunting cabin or to have a vacation home.
Why do people build tiny homes?
- Simplify life
- Minimize possessions
- Save money
- Improve home location
- Live sustainably
- Afford a get-away
Advantages of a building a tiny home with shipping containers
- Mobile or Permanent
- Often “up-cycled”
Choosing Shipping Containers for Tiny Homes
Citi-Cargo shipping containers are secure and weather resistant, with heavy-duty flooring and high quality steel construction. We offer fast and on-time delivery.
The most popular sizes used for building a tiny home are 20’ x 8’ (medium) or 40’ x 8’ (large) with high-cube or extra wide options. Here are some things to consider when choosing containers for a tiny home.
Typical Tiny Home Fast Facts*
- Home size: 100-500 sq ft.
- Container Specs: 20 ft. or 40 ft. , 8.5 ft tall, 8 ft. wide
- Material: High-quality steel
- Condition: Inspect for rust, dents and odor
- Durability: “Heavy tested” containers hold 30,000kg; weather resistant
- Delivery: Buy local to reduce cost
- Cost: $2,100 to $5,500 per unit depending on new/used and size
Learn More About Container Home Living
Citi-Cargo & Storage Blog Post: How to Build a Shipping Container Home
Shipping Container Home Resources
- Abode in a Box: Shipping container homes are one of the hottest trends in alternative living.
- Shipping Container Transformed into a Tiny House
- Top 10 Shipping Container Tiny Houses
- Container Dimensions for a Tiny House
- Shipping Container House Foundations (YouTube Video)
- Placing the Containers on the Foundation (YouTube Video)
- How to Build a Shipping Container Home – The Complete Guide (E-Book)
Buy Shipping Containers for Your Tiny Home from Citi-Cargo & Storage
With more than 100 years of experience in shipping container sales, Citi-Cargo & Storage is a trusted provider of the containers you need to create a sturdy, long-lasting, environmentally friendly tiny house. Once you purchase your containers, a local builder can help you make your tiny home a reality. Request your container quote today or call (800) 864-3752.