Build to Rent Container Homes

While our containers can fit the bill for many types of uses, the majority of our customers utilize our container homes as short-term rentals. This build-to-rent process moves much more quickly than a traditional stick-and-frame construction project and can have you working toward profiting from your land in just a few weeks. Do you have dirt you need to put to work?


Investing in Land with Shipping Containers

Idle land possesses a high potential for a return on investment if one or more rental units placed on the land. Depending on your location and market, a few rental units could turn your idle land into a functional space designed to comfortably house guests all while netting a profit each month. While there are plenty of potential ways you can acquire and rent out a livable space, shipping containers provide a unique set of benefits over other options.

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Benefits of Shipping Containers

Each of our models has run through rigorous design and testing to ensure a balance of cost and comfort for your potential guests. This process has allowed us to navigate the murky waters of permitting in certain areas. We know what works and what does not from the start so we can keep you from making a decision that will have a negative impact on your short term rental business. Here are a few of the benefits of using a shipping container for a short-term rental:

  • Built Off-Site
  • Sustainable & Eco-friendly
  • Fully Customizable
  • Small Footprint
  • Easily Moved

We pride ourselves on our efforts to mitigate the environmental impact of the millions of shipping containers that cross our oceans each year. Taking these units and recycling them into a livable space helps our community and our environment. Unless you are building a unit with multiple shipping containers, each of our models can be delivered by a tilt truck, so as long as you can back a trailer into the space, you can drop a container on top of it.

Built Off-site

Short-term rentals and other construction projects that are built off-site are excellent options for folks who do not have the time, resources, or attention to give to having contractors and subcontractors out to their property daily for months on end. Having your builder execute a build off-site frees you up to manage other items as the build is taking shape. The build to rent model has been highly successful for our customers and as the housing market continues its rollercoaster, solutions like container homes will continue to grow in popularity. In fact, Airbnb has its own subcategory for container homes!

Return on Investment

Before you order a fresh set of 6 Alpine units it is important to understand the market and potential in the area you plan to rent the space out. Tools like AirDNA and SmartBnB allow you to utilize market trends and historical data to understand how well your property could potentially perform. There are some locations where eight 40 ft units could be filled 80% of the month and other locations where one unit would suffice your needs and stay rented out. It all depends on the location of the unit or units in question. Our team of container technicians have a wealth of experience in understanding the potential for a shipping container rental property.


Are you interested in learning more about what it takes to profit off your land? Schedule a meeting with one of our container techs by clicking the link below or give us a call at 833-265-3269. We look forward to making your short-term rental dreams come to life!

Investor success stories

"Easy Process"

I bought a 20 ft container home from Nathan to be used as an AirBnB on my goat ranch in Bandera, TX. He was courteous and professional throughout the entire process helping me work within my budget. I'm a veteran, which Bob's recognized and gave a discount.

Hinckley B. - Yelp

"Planning & Process"

I purchased a 20ft container home with a special set of doors. I was surprised that even though it was a simple build the amount of planning they put into it.

Berto B. - Google

"Quick Turnaround"

Very happy with Bobs Containers, had my containers in a couple days, perfect delivery in very challenging spots. Will definitely use them again. Big shout out to Phil, who delivered the containers.

Christian M. - Google


Our shipping container homes are built with the idea of using them both as standalone homes and investment opportunities. Use the calculator below to learn more about your timeline to become ROI positive if you acquire one of our container homes to use as a rental property. Start by choosing the model you are interested in and use the sliders to simulate your occupancy days per month and nightly rate.

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Plus you still own your container home as an asset.