Frequently Asked Questions

What are the planning requirements?

In the UK Shipping Containers should be classed as a temporary structure and should be exempt from any planning permission requirements. The structures, along with caravans and mobile homes, are portable and are not designed to sit permanently, hence they should be exempt from planning permission requirements. However, there may be special conditions in your area, such as areas of natural beauty. We would encourage you to check with your local planning office in advance of ordering any containers.

Do they have electricity?

All of our containers will have an electricity supply, either through the mains, depending on availability on your site, or through our solar options.

Do they have water?

The containers can be plumbed in if there is an available water supply, or alternatively they can be supplied with a water catchment tank for a truly off-grid set-up.

Are they insulated?

All of our containers are insulated with 50mm Kingspan insulation, which is industry standard for high quality homes.

How much do they cost?

Please contact us at hello@liveoffgrid.co.uk with your desired specifications for a quote.

What is the lead time?

Typically 8-10 weeks from the date of order, however we are happy to discuss alternate timelines to meet your requirements.

Are they allowed on green belt land?

Yes, the structures are portable and are not designed to sit permanently, hence they should be exempt from planning permission requirements. However, we would encourage you to check with your local planning office in advance of ordering any containers.

Can I book a stay in a container?

Absolutely, we are currently taking bookings for our flagship container, here. More off-grid containers located throughout the heart of Yorkshire are coming soon.

How much storage will there be?

Our containers are designed by leading interior designers from LOFT Interiors, with the goal of maximising storage space in mind. See our 360 walkthroughs for a more detailed picture.

Will we partner with resellers?

Please reach out to our team at hello@liveoffgrid.co.uk for more information about partnership opportunities.

Contact Us

Live Off Grid

227 Ayres Rd,

Old Trafford,

Manchester,

M16 0NL