HIGH CUBE SHIPPING CONTAINERS

Shipping containers are strong, durable and surprisingly available, making them an ideal building material. They are designed to carry heavy loads and their interlocking structure allows them to be stacked in high columns, twelve high when empty. They are also designed to resist harsh environments as they are shipped by sea, and transported by truck and rail. Containers can be accessorized, converted or modified to a wide array of design styles and have become popular in shipping container homes where additional ceiling height is required. Their unique height makes for interesting housing designs as the extra height can be utilized for lighting or the construction of false ceilings for ventilation, heating or air-conditioning purposes.

 

Thanks largely in part to an active green and environmental lobby, the concept of shipping container homes has not only been born but is in fact growing in popularity. These fabricated corrugated steel boxes have some qualities and characteristics that lend themselves extremely well to conversion and therefore, all sorts of different types of accommodation. The varying dimensions of standard shipping containers make for some extremely interesting, imaginative and impressive shipping container home designs.

 

 

HIGH CUBE DIMENSIONS INTERIOR

Length (feet) Width (feet) Height (feet) Inside Capacity
(cubic feet)
Floor Area (sq feet) Container Weight (tonnes) Door Width (feet) Door Height (feet)
9’2″ 7’8″ 8’9″ 630 72 1.5 7’6″ 8’5″
19’3″ 7’8″ 8’9″ 1,310 150 2.4 7’6″ 8’5″
29’4″ 7’8″ 8’9″ 1,985 227 3.2 7’6″ 8’5″
39’4″ 7’8″ 8’9″ 2,660 305 4.0 7’6″ 8’5″
44’5″ 7’8″ 8’9″ 3,031 341 4.5 7’6″ 8’5″

HIGH CUBE DIMENSIONS EXTERIOR

Length
(feet)
Width
(feet)
High Cube Height
(feet)
Inside Capacity
(cubic feet)
Floor Area
(sq feet)
Container Weight
(tonnes)
Door Width
(feet)
Door Height
(feet)
10′ 8’0″ 9’6″ 630 72 1.5 7’6″ 8’5″
20′ 8’0″ 9’6″ 1,310 150 2.4 7’6″ 8’5″
30′ 8’0″ 9’6″ 1,985 227 3.2 7’6″ 8’5″
40′ 8’0″ 9’6″ 2,660 305 4.0 7’6″ 8’5″
45′ 8’0″ 9’6″ 3,031 341 4.5 7’6″ 8’5″

2015 | DESIGN BY SILVER OAK GRAPHIC DESIGN