How to Build Your Own Shipping Container Garage

Shipping container homes are an increasingly popular way to create affordable, sustainable housing. But why stop at a home? You can also convert shipping containers into a garage or workshop. In this article, we’ll cover the basics of building your own shipping container garage and tell you everything you need to know before starting the project.

Research a container.

You’ve decided to build a shipping container garage. Great! Now you need to find a suitable container. There are many different kinds of shipping containers, so this step is important. You’ll want to make sure you have the right size and type of container for your needs, as well as its condition and history.

Here are some tips for finding the best possible option:

  • Look for one that has been used for storage rather than transportation–it will be in better shape overall if it hasn’t been exposed to weather or road conditions over long periods of time–and make sure none of its doors have been removed (that means they weren’t used as cargo).
  • If you’re building an outdoor structure like our example above, consider getting two smaller 20-footers rather than one larger 40-footer; they’ll be easier to move around onsite (especially if they’re empty) and easier on fuel costs when hauling them away later! Oftentimes it’s better value because these units sell at lower prices due their smaller size despite being fully functional just like larger ones do 🙂
Shipping Container Garage

Find a container.

  • Find a container.
  • Check the container for damage.
  • Check the container for rust.
  • Check the container for dents and holes in the metal, as well as dirt and dust buildup inside of it (this will make it more difficult to clean later).

Do the math.

Once you’ve decided to build your own shipping container garage, the next step is to do the math. There are several factors that need to be taken into account:

  • How many containers do I want? The number of containers will depend on how much space you need and how many cars or other vehicles the garage can store. You can also add extra containers for storage if desired.
  • What door style do I want? You have several options here including steel doors with a window, wood doors with glass panes or even metal sliding doors that open outwards (like those found on refrigerators).
  • What size container should I get? This depends on whether or not there is room for two-story structures in your property and how tall/wide each individual container needs to be in order for them all fit together properly once stacked vertically against each other (some companies may offer discounts if ordering multiple units together).

Find a builder.

Once you’ve decided that a shipping container garage is the right option for your needs, it’s time to find a builder. There are several factors that will help ensure that the project goes smoothly and results in a high-quality structure:

  • Experience building shipping container garages: A good builder should have experience with this type of structure, as well as knowledge of local codes and regulations related to shipping containers (for example, those related to fire safety).
  • Willingness to work with you to meet your needs: The more input you can provide about what kind of space or features are important for your project, the better chance there will be for everyone involved in creating it–including yourself! Make sure that any potential builders understand what kind of design elements and layouts would work best for both them and their clients before signing anything official; otherwise things could get messy down the road when everyone starts working together full-time during construction season…and trust me when I say: nobody wants their dream garage ruined by miscommunication issues earlier on like these ones!

Prepare your land.

  • Prepare your land.
  • Make sure the land is level.
  • Make sure the land is safe and suitable for a garage.

Build your garage.

  • Build your foundation.
  • Build the walls and roof of your garage, including any doors or windows you want to install.
  • Install electrical, plumbing and heating/cooling systems in accordance with local building codes.

There are several things to consider when building a shipping container garage, but it can be done!

When it comes to building a shipping container garage, there are several things to consider. First, you’ll need to know how much space you have and what kind of garage you want. Do you want a carport or an actual garage? Do you have the budget for both?

These questions are important because they will help determine what materials and tools are needed for construction. For example, if your goal is simply to build an open-air shelter over some cars or trucks that can be accessed from inside the home (like in this example), then all that’s really needed is some wood beams and plywood sheets, however if it’s going to be used as storage space with insulation between each container & thus requiring more than just wood beams–then additional materials like steel mesh might also be necessary depending on what climate zone where live in because these climates may require different types of insulation depending on which one works best there!

There are many ways people have come up with creative uses for shipping containers beyond just building homes out them but one thing remains constant among all these projects: They’re easy enough even beginners could do them themselves!


If you’re looking to build a shipping container garage, there are a few things to consider. First, make sure that your land is suitable for this type of structure. Next, find a container that will work with your budget and needs. Finally, find someone who has experience building with these materials so they can help guide you through the process!

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