How Much Does a Container Home Cost?

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Written by Matt Banes

A simple container home built in the United States or other affordable locations like Costa Rica should cost a minimum of $65.00 per square foot. The more you increase the quality of materials and difficulty of installation…the more your costs will increase so design for your budget. 

Cost of shipping container home

This article does a great job of explaining some of the best reasons for building a home or office using steel shipping containers:

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Container home interiors can be comfortable and affordable.

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Matt Banes

I'm a "lifer" in the modular building industry and have spent over three decades helping people buy, rent, and sell all types of mobile and modular buildings for a wide variety of commercial and residential uses.

One of my success secrets is being available by phone to quickly answer questions and help my clients find what they need quickly and cost effectively. So, why wait? Call me right now nationwide at (800) 806-7485 or email