5 Reasons to Buy Containers For Your New Home

With the volatile housing market making many anxious, why not just settle in one of the many shipping containers in Auckland? There is a growing affinity towards living a clean and minimalistic lifestyle. At ContainerCo, we have 40 ft and 20 ft containers for sale both new and second hand that could become your next home.

This article is going to outline five reasons why you should consider a container for your new home and take yourself out of the precarious housing market.

1.Affordable Housing for Young Kiwis

In 2021, the kids are staying at home far later than they would have thirty years ago. With stressful university, low-paying graduate roles and sky-high living costs - it’s no secret that sons and daughters will want to stay home a little longer.

With 20 or even 40ft containers, a cost-effective living area can be built. Construction costs are fractional compared to building a standard house. Containing the basic living quarters, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, living and dining areas - a nifty place can be made up using a container as the shell.

With a canopy extending outward from the top of the container, ample outdoor space can be established. Hosting get-togethers and parties are still possible in this new tiny house.

2.Choose Where To Live in a Container Home

The major cities of New Zealand are known for their traffic and dense populations. The beauty of the shipping container tiny house is that it can be made mobile.

Purchasing containers in Wellington, Christchurch or Auckland will give you the ability to construct your ideal home and then even take it on the road. There’s a growing trend to modify the container to have wheels and a trailer so that you can haul your home wherever you go.

The simplicity of the construction gives the container the ability to attach wheels on the underside. Even electricity can be portable. Using an external power generator and gas bottle, the container home could become as versatile as an RV.

3.Not Restricted to One Container for your Home

The joy of using a container as a home is that it’s not restricted to one unit. Expanding the home by placing containers side-by-side or stacking one on top of the other is a great way to get a sizable home.

At ContainerCo, not only can we supply one or more containers but our team of professionals can modify the container. Based on specifications, the team at ContainerCo can add shelving, ramps and lock systems.

4.Container Homes are Environmentally Conscious

Using the container as the material for your home will stop it from being wasted. Many shipping containers may not want to use a container if it has undergone damage or too many journeys. Most of the time, this damage can be easily repaired. In this age of being conscientious of resources and the environment - reducing waste of all forms is necessary.

Constructing a home out of containers is time-efficient compared to your standard new build. Reducing hours for trucks and construction equipment will reduce the strain of emissions and carbon footprint.

Just as the construction is more eco-friendly, as is the living. Maintenance costs are lowered and the container homes run on less energy. As they are very easy to modify and transport, they don’t require as much work as a standard house.

5.Release Your Artistic Flair in a Container House

Although you can decorate your standard home, you don’t have the ease of styling everything so easily. In most houses, you can’t plant flowers and fruit on the roof or install a skylight spanning your entire bedroom ceiling.

Some container homes are so stylistic they look out of the cover from Architectural Digest. Like the below house:

Shipping Container Modification with ContainerCo. House built from 14 different containers.

This was designed by the architect Matt Mooney in Dallas, Texas. This 3,700 square foot house is named as one of the best container homes in the world. Fourteen containers merged together to form a 3-bedroom and 3 and a half bathroom sanctuary.

The place also comes equipped with an outdoor swimming pool.


At ContainerCo we have shipping containers NZ wide in a range of sizes and configurations. Depending on your needs, you can hire on a short or long term basis. Purchasing the container can offer a more permanent solution to your needs. We have 40 ft, 20 ft and 10 ft shipping containers for sale in NZ.

Along with container hire, we also aid in container modifications in NZ. From site office creation to various other portable buildings, we can be your go-to. Dangerous goods, refrigerated shipping containers and accessible containers with a side door offering full side access and open-top containers can all be purchased through ContainerCo.

Our containers range from 10 ft, 20 ft and 40 ft containers for sale. We have containers for sale in Auckland, Tauranga, Christchurch, Wellington, Waikato and NZ-wide. Or try hiring containers in Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland, and NZ-wide. Buy containers that are completely suited to your individual needs.

Contact us on 0508 732 873 or request a free online quote today!

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