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iModular - Find modular and portable building, mobile office trailer, classroom

Find any type of modular and portable building, construction, mobile office trailer, classroom, view floor plans, get prices and helpful tips nationwide.

How much to rent or buy a portable classroom?
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A typical portable classroom that has enough space for twenty students and a teacher should average $600 per month to rent and anywhere from $20,000 (used) to $60,000 (new) to purchase (average in the United States). But there are many conditions that can increase or decrease your costs, so read on and learn more about the factors that can save your school or church potentially thousands of dollars when you rent or buy a portable.

Question from a school facility manager: My school is searching for a new or good condition used portable classroom for twenty-five students, and we wanted to get the best possible price for a long term rental or lease. Our needs are simple - open classroom big enough for desks and some tables, two doors, and an ADA handicap wheelchair access ramp. I searched the web for modular classroom trailers and made some calls, and it seems like prices are high from company to company. Any ideas about how much a portable classroom should cost?

Response from Matt Banes at iModular: Thanks for asking and for sharing some of the details about your temporary classroom space need and pricing question. Here are a few questions and tips that have helped a lot of people in your position.

Here at, I write several posts each year that help private schools, churches, and other educational programs find discounted portable classrooms to buy or rent. In most cases, these opportunities arrive through emails and phone calls from facility managers and project managers at public schools who need to move one or multiple portable classrooms off campus to make room for a new construction project or, in some cases, to bring new portable classrooms in as replacements to older models.

In this post, I'm featuring a new opportunity in Orange County, California, that came to my attention several months ago. A large contractor contacted me and explained that he needed to have several used DSA portable classrooms off of a school site by June 2020. After some phone calls, a site visit, and the exchange of details about the make, year and manufacturer, the decision was made to begin finding a home for each of these portables.

You can see more photos and learn more about this opportunity at the modular building clearinghouse web site or feel free to call me directly at (800) 806-7485 to chat. The portables are in good condition, have clean titles, and are certified for use in California as educational facilities.

The sizes and configurations vary, but each is ideal for use as a standard classroom, after school program, homework center, church classroom, or even a training room at a business. If you need space, use your imagination and take advantage of this opportunity to save on a used portable classroom.

Need more information about modular building? is here to help answer your questions and assist you with finding the best supplier for your space needs in the U.S. or Canada. Call our Toll Free Modular Building Help Line at (800) 806-7485.

Here's How to Find a Discounted Modular Church Building or Portable Classroom for Sale, Rent or Donation in the United States

Find a used mobile modular portable classroom trailer.
Used modular church building
with a wheelchair ramp for
handicap access.
Every month I receive calls from public school districts, private schools, and churches that are searching for portable classrooms for sale or rent at discounted prices. At the same time, I get calls from schools and churches that want to remove, sell or donate perfectly good used portable, classrooms from their campuses so they can either move new portable classroom trailers in, or they recently completed construction and no longer need the temporary portables. In either case, if you are searching for a solution to adding classroom space to your campus or removing a used portable, this article and the form located at the bottom of the page should solve your problem fast and afffordably.

For example, today I received a call from a contractor who is responsible for removing twenty-four 24' x 40' portable classrooms from a school campus in Riverside County, California and all they want is $2,000 for each structure plus the cost of removal. A few days ago, I took another call from a large church in Atlanta, Georgia, that has a 36' x 60' modular classroom with bathrooms and a private teacher's office that is no longer needed for its pre-school program.

Schools sell and donate their used modular classroom trailers.
Typical used 24' x 40'
Portable Classroom for 
sale, rent, or donation.
In some cases, a school district or church will simply donate their modular buildings to another organization in need of space - this leaves only the costs for the removal, transportation, and set up. In other instances, the portables can be purchased for a very affordable price plus the one time charges for relocation and installation at the new site. At we are able to help customers at both ends of the spectrum.

For those of you searching for a portable, modular classroom, modular daycare building, or maybe even a modular church building, I suggest that you do one of two things:

1. Contact your local school districts and inquire about their used portable classrooms or call me (Matt Banes) directly at (800) 806-7485.

2. Complete the form below and see if your local modular building supplier has some inexpensive used classrooms for you to buy or rent - or at least compare prices and shop smart.

The best scenario for finding a used portable classroom at a discounted price or as a donation requires good timing and networking. The more connected you are to your local schools, churches, YMCA programs, private schools and even the companies in your state that buy and sell portable classrooms, the better your chances are of finding a solution that meets your budget and schedule.

If you are in a situation where you need to remove one or multiple portables from a site be prepared to answer the following questions while speaking to a portable classroom contractor about the project:

A. How many portable classrooms will need to be removed?
B. Is the site easily accessible for trucks and work crews?
C. Is there a schedule with a date that the portables must be totally off the site?
D. What condition are the portables in?
E. Do you have the original purchase agreement, titles and manufacturers information?

How to decide on the location for your Portable Modular Classroom?

Portable modular classroom site selection for school, church
Portable modular classroom
plan for school campus.
"We have several options for placing a portable, modular classroom on our Church property and would like your ideas so that we choose the best and most economical location?"

Choosing the right location to install a portable modular classroom should be one of the top items on your To-Do list before you spend any money on rent or purchase. Here are a few things to consider:

What size is the modular structure? For example, it could be 60' long by 24' wide. We call these the exterior dimensions. Know your building "footprint" first. This will help with site selection and during initial discussions with suppliers.

Have you ever wondered why steel shipping containers have suddenly become the new "building blocks" of eco-friendly house building around the globe? If so, watch this video news clip from Detroit, Michigan and get the scoop on this new form of smart building. 

Building a home with shipping containers
No matter where in the world you are planning on building a sustainable home you can find steel shipping containers to build with...and the finished product can be stylish and ecologically friendly without overspending.

In this feature video production by Living Big In A Tiny House, you will be pleasantly surprised when you see how 4 shipping containers can accommodate up to 10 people in a variety of comfortable living spaces.

Shipping Container Home Designed For Sustainable Family Living

In this weeks episode, we explore this lovely family home which has been constructed using shipping containers. Named the South Coast Container House, this home has been sustainably constructed using four shipping containers and has also been extended to enclose communal spaces.

Modular home design and engineering Ralph Tavares
Three on Abbott in San Diego, California
R & S Tavares Architecture and Engineering is on the cutting edge of modular home design and engineering, and "Three on Abott" in San Diego, California is an impressive example of just how advanced a modular home project can be.

Have a look at the project profile below and imagine how you can design and build residences using a sophisticated prefabricated building system. The possibilities are endless, and with a Design Engineering firm like R & S Tavares, you will get the best advice and ideas from a team with decades of experience in modular building.

Three on Abbott Project Profile

Three on Abbott is a development of three prefabricated, detached homes on the corner of Voltaire & Abbott streets in Ocean Beach. The homes are located near San Diego's best attractions. The...

Modular Building Interior DesignModular building design and manufacturing has advanced so much throughout the past decade that technologies and products typically used for traditional construction have now entered the prefab picture. With respect to building interiors, Architects designing modular buildings for the education, healthcare, and office space markets, have more options than ever before...and DIRTT is no exception.

If you are an Architect or in the market to have a sophisticated modular building designed and manufactured, visit the DIRTT web site link below and explore the incredible interior finish, furnishing and technology options you now have access to.

Modular Interiors | Custom Prefab " DIRTT Environmental Solutions

DIRTT is more than modular walls. This personalized interior system uses virtual reality filled with data to build the perfect space. Yep. It's a big deal.

Trends in modular constructionAt iModular, we read rhythms of articles about modular construction and how it is becoming popular amongst architects, engineers, and conventional contractors around the globe. This is a welcome trend and a much-needed move toward a smarter way to solve space needs in literally every type of business, medical facility, government facility, school, or church.

If you are an architect representing an organization that has plans to design and build a new structure or if you are a business owner researching a better way to build, the article below has some compelling information for using modular construction as your building method. While this article is sponsored by Elliot Modular Building Solutions and does reference a project in the United Kingdom, the modular construction concepts described apply anywhere in the world.

Off-site Modular Construction: Building for the Future

Since the construction industry began to rebound in 2013, demand for modular off-site construction has increased. Between 2014 and 2017, the market is estimated to have progressed by 26% and is set to grow another 4% per year from 2018 to 2020.

Need more information about modular building? is here to help answer your questions and assist you with finding the best supplier for your space needs in the U.S. or Canada. Call our Toll Free Modular Building Help Line at (800) 806-7485.