Shipping Containers FAQ

What are the rules for container homes in BC?

There are no specific rules for container homes across BC so you will need to contact your local bylaw office to find out which rules apply to where you live.

How secure is a shipping container?

Shipping containers are made out of hardened steel with two steel plate doors, both of which are incredibly difficult to break into. Quality locks should be added to prevent thieves from stealing your valuables. Ask our team how we can help you secure your container even more.

How much is a custom container?

Custom shipping containers currently start at approximately $7000.00 Canadian but this price will vary depending on the availability of shipping containers at the port, and the price of steel used for the customizations.

How much is a 40 foot shipping container?

40′ shipping containers price vary depending on age and condition. Contact us at for a quote on new or used 40′ shipping containers and we will get you our best price.

How much does a container cost to ship?

This can vary greatly on the location we are shipping too. Local shipping can be as economical as $300 but further distances within BC can be $1000 or more. Please contact us for a quote at

Are shipping containers water tight?

Yes shipping containers are equipped with a rubber seal on the doors and are designed to be water tight. Be sure to check the rubber seal periodically to ensure it is not damaged and it will continue to be water tight.

How long do sea cans last?

Shipping containers are able to maintain their durability, sturdiness, and watertight performance for at least 30 years.

What is the longest shipping container you can buy?

The 45ft high cube is the biggest available container, although 40 foot is much more common.

Can you make money owing a shipping container?

Shipping containers offer storage opportunities on land as well as at sea. It can be profitable to buy shipping containers and rent them out as self-storage units. There is always a demand for self-storage units in urban areas, both for short and long term storage.

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