Shipping Container Temporary Housing

Our upcycled shipping containers represent a cost effective, sustainable way to help those in need.

Characteristics of a Shipping Container Temporary Housing

Every man, woman and child in the UK deserves a roof over their head, away from the elements. With permanent living spaces hard to come by, the best options for many local councils and charities is to supply people with affordable, sturdy and fashionable temporary housing made from shipping containers. 

Shipping container temporary housing is more cost-effective to produce and offers the same level of comfort and security than other, more permanent, pricey solutions. 

Save space and money without sacrifiing quality

Why Shipping Container Temporary Housing is Ideal

The importance of a safe home, away from the dangers that lie outside cannot be understated for many of the UK’s most vulnerable. 

The UK is suffering from a shortage in places for people to live, and finances are constantly taking a hit. This leaves many people without options but to turn to their local council for help.

Councils frequently put those who are struggling into unfit temporary housing and leave them there for long periods of time because they can’t be moved somewhere more appropriate. 

Sturdy, affordable and creative shipping container temporary housing is the best option to make these temporary situations more comfortable and more enjoyable.

Our temporary homes are designed to last, wherever you want

A Flexible Solution

Live Off Grid’s temporary housing has great potential. If you commission a village of brick-and-mortar temporary homes, you are limited in what can be done if the area ever becomes unsuitable. You would likely need to demolish them and start again in a new location. 

Our upcycled shipping containers are designed from the ground up to be easy to relocate, and to embrace the free movement lifestyle. If you have a pressing requirement for temporary housing, we can get them to where they’re needed within 8-10 weeks so they can have an immediate impact in your community. 

Temporary housing done the right way

Defying Preconceptions

Many reports have been released about people being ‘trapped in cramped, under-equipped temporary housing.’ Live Off Grid’s shipping container temporary housing offers unique, space saving solutions and allows for luxury without breaking the bank. 

People need a roof over their head. They need warmth and a bed, but if you can save some money and give them the best environment to get on their feet, why wouldn’t you?

Save spaces to be, not just to live

At the Heart of the Community

A community isn’t truly a community without its people. Many areas of Britain struggle to give people, particularly children, a safe space to be. Gangs and drug activity can run rampant on tough, cold streets across the UK, and many younger people are finding themselves drawn into a world where they witness things they should never be exposed to. 

An alternative to using shipping containers as temporary housing can be to utilise them as makeshift community centres, trauma centres, or safe spaces in the community. Places where people can go to know they’re safe, able to talk freely and receive support from within the community.

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How to make temporary houses from shipping containers?

Creating shipping container temporary housing can be a very complicated process. At Live Off Grid, we have a world class team to design and build the ideal space for you.

How big can shipping container temporary housing be?

Our best selling size of shipping container for temporary housing is 20ft. If you would prefer a larger size we can accommodate that. Contact us at for more information.

Do you need planning permission for shipping container temporary housing?

Under United Kingdom rules, shipping containers are classed as temporary structures, making them exempt from needing planning permission. There may, however, be special conditions in your location so always check before placing an order.