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If you want to customize your shipping container with accessories such as windows, doors, HVAC, shelving, and more, request a custom quote using the button below.

20' shipping container size and dimensions

Find out what you can fit inside a 20ft shipping container and how much they weigh if you plan on transporting the container.


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Available Container Accessories

If you need more than just a container, we offer a variety of accessories and customizations including windows, doors, paint, shelves, HVAC, and more.

Get your container outfitted with a custom 3×7 steel man door that offers the utmost security when you’re not there.

If you want a little natural light to brighten up your shipping container, think about adding one of our 3×3 windows with optional security bars.

Make your container look as good as new by painting the exterior of your container. Choose from a variety of colors that not only bring your container to life but also protect it from the elements.

Storage Container Conditions

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.

Benefits and Common Uses of 20ft Steel Storage Containers

If you’re looking for some inspiration and ideas for your own 20 foot container development, take a look at the below examples we’ve compiled for you.

Not only are containers an affordable option for business and home use, they’re also durable, weather-proof, and eco-friendly.

The Tiny Home

20ft shipping container tiny home

Made from a standard-sized 20 foot shipping container, tiny homes like this can be moved to different locations. These portable tiny homes are easily loaded up and towable to change up the scenery.

Granny Flat or Spare Bedroom

20ft shipping container Granny Flat

20-foot shipping containers are an ideal choice for a small backyard “granny flat”, also known as an accessory dwelling unit (ADU).

Pool House

Pool house built from a 20ft steel cargo container

Another great use for a 20-foot shipping container is a pool house. You can customize them to be open or closed pool houses like this example where the side doors have been removed to create a more spacious and open area.

Café, Retail, and Bar Spaces

Shipping container cafe in Coffs Harbour

This container café was constructed with a 20ft shipping container in Coffs Harbour NSW Australia. Complete with a small kitchen, a serving bench, full-size double refrigerator, a coffee machine and numerous other kitchen amenities, a 20ft container provides more than enough space for the needs of a small café.

Urban Farming

Urban Farms shipping container green house

People around the world are using shipping containers to cultivate and farm crops for urban areas using a greenhouse and hydroponics approach. It’s a more sustainable way to grow crops while saving water and producing fewer carbon emissions.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, some companies also have 20ft high cube containers. They have similar dimensions except they are 9ft 6″ in external height, 8ft 10″ in internal height, and have a usable capacity of 37.4 cubic meters with a maximum weight of 55,997lbs (25,400kg).

Purchasing a new or used shipping container is completely up to you and your budget. Both have their advantages but used shipping containers will come cheaper because they have endured harsh weather conditions throughout their lifetime in transport.

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.

Shipping containers purchased online do not come with any modifications, but if you’d like to add custom modifications such as doors or windows, we can do that! Just request a custom quote and let us know what you want.

Client Testimonials

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