Shipping Container Holiday Home

A shipping container holiday home can be a portal to nature and the world around you.

What is a Shipping Container Holiday Home?

A shipping container holiday home is a repurposed cargo carrier that, put simply, can be anything you want it to be. From a snug enclave nestled in amongst rolling countryside to a roomy family retreat beside the sea, the only limit is your imagination.

Live Off Grid’s holiday homes offer a versatile, economical and long-lasting alternative to the expensive rigidity of traditional bricks and mortar. Whatever designs and features you need, our team can turn your wildest visions into awe-inspiring reality.

Characteristics of a Shipping Container Holiday Home

A shipping container holiday home offers all the excitement of a traditional property, a place to call your own, to be at one with nature, to see new sights; all at a significantly lower cost.


No two people want the same thing from a holiday home. Some seek to abandon the city every Winter in search of a cosy countryside retreat. Others head for summery open spaces that are ideal for entertaining guests in the hot tub until the sun rises. 

Live Off Grid’s containers can be interlocked and stacked, giving limitless options of different sizes and shapes.

So, whether you’re looking for an investment to take advantage of the UK’s ‘staycation’ renaissance, or want your very own home-away-from-home, we can help you do it all.


The need to consider our relationship with the planet has never been more pressing. Repurposing shipping containers is a great way to upcycle while reducing the need for less eco-friendly materials like brick and mortar. 

Holidaying in the UK also cuts down on air travel, giving Mother Nature a welcome break from carbon emissions.

Live Off Grid can deliver innovative holiday options without a lasting impact on the planet or your conscience. And if you want to do more for the environment, you can personalise your holiday home however you see fit.

Cost Effective

With belts being tightened across much of our society, expensive domestic and foreign holiday homes may no longer have quite the same allure.

It goes without saying that shipping container holiday homes are significantly cheaper to produce and purchase  than your more typical holiday properties.

If you include the savings you can make on things like air travel and car rentals it’s no surprise that Live Off Grid’s holiday home innovations are leading a revolution in how people view domestic holidays.

Why choose a Shipping Container Holiday Home?

Embrace your surroundings

Live Off Grid is built on the foundation of returning people to nature, allowing them to find themselves and marvel at the natural world. 

Our shipping containers are fitted with large, sleek windows allowing you to immerse yourself in your surroundings, no matter where you are. From Lands End and John O’ Groats to even further afield, if you have a desire, you’re free to follow it with a shipping container holiday home.

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The "Staycation" that travels with you

A shipping container might not be the first thing you think of when coming up with your dream holiday home, but it’s a growing industry. Shipping container holiday homes are popping up every day, all around the world. 

‘Staycations’ have never been so popular. Every year, more and more people flock to the UK’s beauty spots and buy up holiday homes. To avoid this scramble for prime real estate, why not take the alternative and unlock your true potential?

Shipping containers are generally produced using corrugated steel designed to withstand harsh conditions and remain safe when travelling long distances. This sturdy design makes it ideal if you ever wish to move your shipping container holiday home to somewhere new.

The container fits your needs, not the other way around


A shipping container holiday home is about forgetting what you know about more traditional properties. Once you put to bed the bricks and mortar, you are able to truly broaden your horizons. 

Whatever the features of your dream holiday home are, the Live Off Grid design team can make it a reality. For example, if you’re the environmental type, you can create a sustainable fantasy by collecting rainwater and solar panels for your utilities. 

You can have a hot tub, decking for a barbeque, a fully-equipped entertainment room — no matter what is in your mind’s eye, it can all be achieved with a Live Off Grid shipping container holiday home.

Unique Business Opportunities

Cost-effective and charming

Thanks to their design and previous purpose, shipping containers make for incredibly versatile business opportunities. 

All containers are built to uniform size and shape and can be easily stacked or connected to make whatever type of holiday-let you want. 

A smaller budget could create a simple apartment to rent for short-term holiday lets to boost income, while a larger operation could easily create a shipping container holiday home village —all small luxury spaces for guests to enjoy. 

Shipping container conversions represent a cost effective and unique way to boost income for holiday destinations.

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Explore More Uses


Finding a safe place to park your car or store your stuff doesn’t need to be stressful. A shipping container garage can do the job and won’t cost an arm and a leg. 


A shipping container pool can be the perfect way to relax and cool down on a warm summer’s day. A dip in the pool could be the perfect way to cap off your day. 


A shipping container bar is an opportunity to stand out amongst a competitive industry and take control back from corporations and landlords.


Do I need planning permission for a shipping container holiday home?

In the UK shipping containers are classified as temporary structures, making them exempt from any planning permission requirements. You should have no issue placing your shipping container on your land. Please do be aware though that some local authorities may have different rules, so you should always double-check beforehand.

What's the best way to build a shipping container holiday home?

The beauty of a shipping container holiday home is that there is no right answer. Whatever way you want to make it is the best way. We have a world class design team that is dedicated to designing the perfect space for you.

How big can a shipping container holiday home be?

The most common size of shipping container holiday homes we sell is the 20ft container conversion. However, if your dream holiday home needs more space then feel free to tell us in the design process and we can provide you with a larger area.