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Get in touch with Container Addict today to get the best deals possible on shipping containers for sale in Gainesville Florida.
With shipping container trends in homes, cafes, retail stores, restaurants, and more, on the rise, we have the right resources and knowledge you require to be able to search and locate the best-priced and most durable containers to suit your project needs.
Gainesville Florida already has some incredible shipping container homes and projects completed and underway, and yours could be next!
With six free, real-time, and up-to-date quotes, from reliable container companies in your area, sent to you within 48 hours, you could have your shipping container purchased and your project underway in no time at all.
Inquire with Container Addict today and we’ll find you your perfect container. 

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Get your business or personal project up and running quickly with fast delivery times right to your door

receive multiple quotes

Why settle for just one quote when you can get up to six?! We work with the top local suppliers in Gainesville so you get the best price and the best quality

choose your size

Choose from a variety of sizes to fit any need, from 10ft to 53ft shipping containers, both new and used

no long-term commitments

Rent our containers without worrying about long-term commitments and hefty lease premiums

Choose the perfect container

We offer a variety of shipping containers for sale ranging from 10ft, all the way to 53ft containers. Our three most popular sizes are 10ft, 20ft, and 40ft storage containers.


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Frequently asked questions

Yes, shipping containers are legal in Gainesville to use for residential or commercial purposes. Depending on where you live, permits and permission may be required, so check with your local HOA or city ordinance to make sure you get all of the necessary approvals.

When properly maintained, a shipping container can last upwards of 30 years or longer. The lifespan largely depends on the environment as well as the condition of the container.

Although built to handle harsh climates, the lifespan of a shipping container is shortened by salty, wetter environments, such as those found in coastal regions. Minimizing exposure to moisture and salt will go a long way in adding years to the life of your container.

Ideally you want to keep the bottom of the container off the ground so that it isn’t sitting in damp conditions.

Planning regulations differ across local authorities. Shipping containers are exempt from requiring planning permission as they are classified as temporary structures, so in broad terms a shipping container is not required to have it though there may still be certain restrictions depending on where you live.

If you’re putting it on your property, you’ll want to check with your HOA as they can have their own restrictions.

Shipping container homes are cost-effective, durable, and customizable. Usually they are less expensive compared to traditional housing since they use fewer materials as well as require less labor to construct. All of this leads to a lower overall price tag.

The cost to buy a used 40′ high-cube container starts around $1,500, but can be go up to $3,500 in markets where supply is scarce.

However, when it comes to like-new/one-trip containers, the price per container increases significantly to anywhere from about 4k to 7k depending on availability and demand.

Know what you want? We have containers ready to go, so contact us today for a quick quote from multiple suppliers. Contact Us

Available Container Accessories

  • Wheels

    Make moving your container easier with a set of heavy-duty shipping container wheels

  • Windows

    Let in some natural sunlight with custom windows for your storage containers

  • Air Conditioning and Heating

    If you plan on using your container for a home or office, installing an AC unit is a must!

  • Shelving and racks

    Easily store tools, goods, or product with easy-to-install container shelving

  • Locks

    Make sure your valuables are secure from theft with a variety of durable locks for added security

Choose from shipping containers

Shipping containers come in a wide variety of conditions including One Trip, Cargo Worthy (CWO), and Wind & Water Tight (WWT).

One trip cargo containers are shipping containers that have left the shipping port once, and have returned. They are called one trip shipping containers because they were used for one shipping load before being returned to their home port.

Cargo worthy shipping container refers to shipping containers that have been inspected by a marine/maritime surveyor, and can be shipped overseas.

These meet the CSC (International Convention for Safe Containers) requirements for shipping. These will typically have a good amount of dings and dents and will likely need a fresh coat of paint.

However, they shouldn’t leak or have holes. 

A WWT container will often cost a bit less as well, since they don’t need to be surveyed. These containers are simply inspected by the yard to make sure that they meet the requirements to be called WWT. If you’re looking to store items onsite, these are a good option.

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and customizations in Gainesville

Are you looking for a new or used storage containers in Gainesville, FL?
Container Addict is the best place to find shipping containers in Gainesville and throughout the surrounding areas.

Since we work with multiple suppliers, we have the largest selection of used and new shipping containers available, so we’re sure to have exactly what you need. 

Want to make modifications? Customize your unit however you like! From windows and doors to HVAC systems and electrical power, we’ll get you quotes from up to six different suppliers in Gainesville that will make sure that your storage unit fits all of your needs perfectly.

You can rest easy knowing that these units are built with durability in mind – they’ll stand up against even the harshest conditions at sea! And because most suppliers offer such a wide range of customization options, there’s no limit on how unique or personalized you can get with your unit. 

Whether it be adding windows or an extra door for convenience, customizing paint colors or adding an HVAC system for increased comfort – whatever you want done can be done. We also offer delivery services if needed! If this sounds like something that would work well for you then request a quote today!

Since we work with multiple suppliers, we have the largest selection of used and new shipping containers available, so we’re sure to have exactly what you need. 

Shipping Container Uses in Gainesville

Gainesville Florida is one of the best trending locations for container homes. People are seeking stronger shelter, and durable and reliable homes and shipping containers are providing just that. Take a look at these container homes and uses popping up all over Gainesville Florida for some inspiration.
1.      Built with 5 shipping containers, Hudd Construction designed and constructed a spacious “L” shaped family home in Gainesville Florida. 1600 square feet of water-tight, cross-ventilated, and a lean-to roof assists to protect the container from the elements. We love the numerous windows that offer plenty of sunlight throughout the whole home.
2.      Energy-efficient, affordable, and spacious, are three words that come to mind when looking at this three-story shipping container home in Gainesville Florida.

Tom Fox, the builder, and owner of this epic property has both affordability and durability in mind for his present and future with his container home being able to withstand hurricane winds and his solar panels being able to provide his electricity for up to 50 years.
3.      Not far East of Gainesville, when a hurricane destroyed his home, Visual Artist Rob DePiazza designed and built his three-story, 9-container home, with a little help from architect Stephen Bender. You can tell these guys are artists as soon as you look at this container home!
4.      Food trucks and shipping containers are a match made in heaven. You might have seen plenty of food truck eateries at Gainesville’s Summer Food Truck Rally, attended by hundreds of people. Get your hands on a shipping container to create food trucks like this sustainable designboom option to attract more people to your hospitality business.
5.      Solo travelers and couples would be well-suited to this 400 square foot, open-style, shipping container Airbnb surrounded by wildlife and 2 acres of land. The Caja Verde Container Residence might not look like luxury, but this container home boasts a homely vibe in a peaceful neighborhood and might give you some inspiration for your own container project!

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