buy shipping containers in san diego, ca

San Diego California, what an incredible place to live and to start a brand-new shipping container project!

If you have shipping containers on your mind and are thinking of joining in with the modern-day movement for shipping container home or business projects, Container Addict is where you need to be.

We can offer you reliably sourced quotes for the cheapest and most durable shipping containers for sale in San Diego California. We will provide you with six quotes based on the inquiry information and the finest containers available for your budget and project plans and requirements.

Our experienced team knows what to look for in genuine quality shipping containers and will assist with your research to provide you with the best and cheapest quotes in shipping containers on the market today.

on-site delivery

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 San Diego 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 San Diego 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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Are you looking for a new storage container?

Container Addict is the best place to find shipping containers in San Diego and throughout California. 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 San Diego 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!

Shipping Container Uses in San Diego

  1.     OBR Architecture built the dream shipping container home for a couple in San Diego with three containers making 800 square feet of living space. OBR Architecture keeps the environment in mind when designing their projects and building this shipping container home made their environmentally conscious target an easy approach.
  2.       Tiny-home owners Lindsay and Eric Wood share insight into how shipping containers can be perfectly sized for your living needs, can cut housing costs, and minimize environmental impacts, using shipping containers, bus conversions, and more at TinyFest, San Diego.
  3.       Constructed from repurposed shipping containers, Quartyard is an event venue serving up live entertainment, finger food, burgers and cocktails, urban art, energizing coffee, and is even dog-friendly for some events.
  4.       This San Diego event space, One Bunk, has plenty of room for holding small weddings and gatherings, corporate events, art exhibitions, and more.
  5.       Partners in the real estate company Makana Properties developed shipping container homes for homeless veterans in 2018. Leading the way forward and starting the trend to demonstrate a way to build faster and to build cheaper.

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