Where Can I Buy Shipping Containers?


stack of containers
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So we know that a great home can be built from these things, and it can be done at an affordable price.  Next question is “Where can I get one”?

(If you have any useful sites to add to this list, please let me know and I’ll add them.)

First Steps

Ebay is the place to start looking.  There are companies on there who specialize in container sales.  There are also some one-offs available.   The quality can vary dramatically, as can the price.  Some bargains can be picked up from around $1000, but be careful to check out the quality.

but if you don’t find what you want there, have a look through the following…


USA Based


Containers For Sale



UK Based





Australia based






6 thoughts on “Where Can I Buy Shipping Containers?”

    1. It’s a container that is nearly new – it’s only made a single trip with cargo in it, so it’s likely to be in very good condition.

  1. Just found this site. Lots of useful information about shipping containers. I know the article was published a little while ago, but if you could please add us to the list of shipping container suppliers in the uk that would be appreciated. Thank you.

  2. We also modify shipping containers on a regular basis for industrial needs, offices, homes, and other types of structures. Our company is called BMarko Structures. Can you add us to the list please? We would also love to write an article or show some images of what we have created recently.


  3. I’ve just dealt with Port Shipping Containers in Australia who you list on your page above – it’s been an absolute nightmare. The job was promised in 6 weeks and took 7 months. It was full of mistakes. Now they are in breach of contract, they know it, and they don’t care. Amazingly unethical company I wouldn’t recommend them to anyone. You can read more on my experience here: https://containerhomeproject.wordpress.com/2017/03/14/port-shipping-containers/

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