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Shipping Container Cabin Manufacturer

  • Size 20ft, 40ft or Other Combined Containers
  • One Stop Solution for Shipping Container Cabin
  • Custom Made Service
  • 7/24 Sale & Tech Support
  • Parts and Equipment of Shipping Container Cabin have CE Certificate, Factory is ISO9001,andISO14001 Certified

Your Reliable Shipping Container Cabin Manufacturer in China

Shipping container cabin size is 20ft, 40ft and can be combined to any other size, for bigger space. You can build up to 5 floors. Brand new or second-hand shipping containers can be modified to form a beautiful and durable cabin. For second-hand shipping container has to be processed again, re-painted and small dents will be fixed, making it look new.

This paint is the same as the original marine paint, but now, you can get whatever color and design on the surface, even with your logo. We provide a one-stop solution for a turnkey project. You may custom make your shipping container cabin.

Shipping container cabin is widely used as a hotel, accommodation, apartment, villa, coffee shop and other shops like meat shop, fish shop, bakery shop, pharmacy, etc. Take accommodation as an example, one of our projects in Sierra Leone, for students. It’s built with 5 floors, doors windows cut in the factory and fully installed. Put rock wool sandwich panel as insulation.

Electrical system finished wire hidden in the panel, has LED lights, socket, switch, power box, and equipped with air conditioner. Separately there is bathroom shipping container cabin on each floor. Each bedroom has bunk beds.

Sunnyda is your premier container house manufacturer!


Container typeNew or second hand ISO shipping container
SizeISO 20ft, 40ft HQ
Repaint and put logoPE paint, marine grade paint, color and logo as per requirement
ModificationCut door, windows at any place
Insulation1, EPS sandwich panel, Rock wool sandwich panel, PU sandwich panel, PIR sandwich panel
2, Light gage steel joist and mineral wool in middle, interior surface 12mm gypsum board.
Indoor fittingElectrical and plumbing system, kitchen and bathroom
FurnitureTable and chair, sofa, bed, kitchen cupboard, wardrobe as per requirement
Shipping1, Cut door and window sealed by steel sheet, make surface flat acceptable for shipping line.
2, Inside fittings be well fixed, no move during shipping.
After sale service1 year warranty
Delivery time30-40 days
How many floors5 floors at the most
Connection kitsWater proofing rubber and screw, steel board for floor.
Our serviceEngineering-production-shipping-installation-warranty-after service support you develop your business
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Sunnyda Shipping Container Cabin

Those shipping container cabins are completely finished in the factory. Students can move in once power and water are connected.  Each part of shipping container cabin cut for door or window is sealed by steel and inside equipment is fixed during shipping. And, the cabin is transported as shipper own container (SOC).

Sunnyda house has certificated welder and painter with rich experience on modification. Make paint smooth and very thick. Welding spot precisely processed to right standards. Clients like our shipping container cabin villa very well, repeated order rate is more than 90%.

Factory is ISO9001 and ISO14001 certified and technical support available 24/7 to help. Our engineering department could support you to make your ideas a reality and help you chose the right materials with high quality. Modification materials and equipment are CE certified.

Welcome you to visit our factory as we look forward to future cooperation.

Sunnyda is your premier container house manufacturer!

Ultimate Guide: Shipping Container Cabin

1.0 Introduction

Offices, sites and, business places have taken a new turn and are reinventing the shipping container cabin style. Its architecture has picked up the pace and people are enjoying this new trend.

Chapter One: Introduction and Background/History of Shipping Container Cabin

Figure 1: Shipping Container cabin

1.2 History and trends of Shipping Container Cabin

1.2.1 History

Shipping containers were first developed by Malcolm Mclean. However, the visionaries for shippingcontainers to become building materials were Nicholas Lacey and Philip Clark.

Back in the 1970s, Lacey in his university thesis came up with the concept of turning and reusing shipping containers into homes, offices, and another habitable abode. Lacey has gonefurther and constructed quite a number of these shipping container buildings.

Although the idea of converting shipping containers was conceptualized back in the 1980s, the US army was the first to put the concept to use. Shipping containers were used as emergency shelters by the US army in the Gulf War since they could be easily converted and fortified.

Since 1994, shipping container cabins gained momentum, with the first completed building been the Simon’s Town High School project. They converted these containers to hostels that could house 120 students at any time. The project was ready and running by November, 1998.

After the successful completion of the School hostel, the first shipping container cabin was designed in 2006 in the US. The cabin was approved by the national Uniform Building Code and the completion was in 2007. After this, shipping container cabin has become common throughout the world.

1.2.2 Trends

You may have seen a shipping container cabin either on the news or in your neighborhood or a construction site or a recent visit to a restaurant.

Why are so many people converting shipping containers to cabins, homes, offices, and much more? With over 24 million out of service shipping containers, it makes them readily available. Empty shipping containers that can never be used again are finding a place in constructing high-end modular house.

Apart from their trendiness, shipping container cabins cut back on the money when it comes to modular and prefabricated designs. Prospective business and home owners are looking for an alternative for a decrease in construction and maintenance expenses.

Figure 2: Shipping Container Cabin layout ideas

Shipping container  are fire and flood resistant thereby making them an ideal form of home building  materials. These shipping  container cabins range in length of 20 to 40ft and can last quite a long time.

Chapter two: What you should know before Buying a Shipping Container Cabin

2.1 What are shipping container cabins?

In simple terms, a shipping container cabins is any home, office, or building or temporal facility that has been designed and constructed using shipping containers that sit on the docks.

The containers are used or brand new and are designed and constructed in such a way as to create pretty much any type of home, office, or building.

2.2 Key features of Shipping Container Cabin

2.2.1 Strength and durability

Shipping containers are designed in such a way as to be stacked in high columns and are able to carry heavy loads. Apart from this, shipping containers are made to resist harsh environment such as road salt while been transported and ocean-going vessels.

Figure 3: Shipping container cabin built used as an office in a park/forest

Due to their strength, these containers are the last to fail in harsh weather conditions such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and tsunamis making them ideal for homes in an extreme weather environment.

2.3.2 Aesthetic appeal and Beauty

If you have come across different designs of shipping container cabins, you will agree that they look incredibly beautiful. Due to their modern look, shipping container cabins are appealing.

Figure 4: Uniqueand beautiful Shipping container cabin recreation facility

An important factor to remember is that there is an added advantage of altering by use ofexternal cladding. You can clad your shipping container cabin using WPC board, PVC or metal sheet.

2.3.3 Personal taste and Preference

Shipping container cabins can be easily customized. The architecture of a shipping container is in such a way that you can choose to design your cabin to reflect who you are.

Figure 5: Multiple Shipping containers assembled together

2.3.4 Construction speed

The reason for some people to choose a shipping container cabin is the fact that the construction of these buildings is exceptionally fast. The fact that the construction of buildings using containers is fast is the fact that much of the structure is already complete, such as the roof and the walls. This means that your home or office can be completed in less than a month.

A Shipping container cabins is readily available as prefabricated, thereby shortening the construction time. Since most of the building code inspections are done at the factory, construction and assembly of the shipping container cabins are much simpler and quicker.

2.3. 5 Less cutting and modification of the container

As much as shipping container cabins have cost-saving merits, anytime you cut steel from the original container integrity, money and time are added to the total budget. It’s wise to maintain much of the integrity of the container as possible.

The cheapest shipping container cabins have one thing in common, fewer modifications and cuts. Obviously, windows and doors will have to be cut, but make sure no larger sections of the walls are removed.

2.3.6 Plan for insulation

Steel shipping containers that aren’t insulated will become quite hot during the summer and very cold in winter, so it is wise to have a plan for the addition of insulation. It’s better to ask your contractor for ideas on insulation. Remember the roof and the walls will need heavy insulation

The insulation materials usually be used for shipping container cabins are EPS sandwich panel, PU sandwich panel, rockwool sandwich panel, or PIR sandwich panel. Some people like gypsum board on inner wall to make shipping container cabin more attackable.

Chapter Three: Why settle for a Shipping Container Cabin?

3.1 Advantages of Shipping Container Cabin

3.1.1 Environmental friendly

These shipping container cabins are eco-friendly. More and more people are becoming environmentally friendly due to climate change and its effect, thus people are leaning towards eco-friendly buildings. People are looking for ways to cut down on their carbon footprints.

Figure 6: Front view of shipping container cabin

Shipping container cabins designs are made from recycled shipping containers. The use of these recycled containers helps the environment through recycling meaning lesser additional materials such as concrete and bricks aren’t used. For every shipping container that is recycled, around 7000 pounds of steel is saved.

Unless these used shipping containers are repurposed, they usually remain at the port or melted down. Melting down of these containers uses quite a large amount of energy in comparison to the process of modifications. Sunnyda uses one trip containers that have guaranteed quality to ensure your shipping container cabin is long lasting and quite safe.

3.1.2 Affordability and Cost-saving

One of the biggest reasons that shipping container cabins are popular is that they are cheap thus bringing value to your money. When compared to mortar and brick building, shipping containers are much affordable.

Shipping containers are quite cheap in comparison to traditional construction methods.

Furthermore, the cost of shipping containers cabins is predictable since most of the work is done and fully completed on the factory floor for a flat price. The only variable costs are the delivery to site, site preparation and foundation, assembly of the cabin, and finally the connections of the utilities.

3.1.3 Shipping Container Cabin Has Faster construction timings

The time needed for its construction plays a crucial role. The shipping container’s cabin is insulated walls and the ceiling sandwich panel is completed in our factory. Features like doors, window cuts, electrical wiring and plumbing are all pre-built in the factory as per customer specifications.

Figure 7 : Washroom facility in a Shipping container cabin

Any equipment that a customer needs is also installed into the cabin prior to shipping. Once it arrives on-site, the shipping container cabin only needs water and electricity before use.

Figure 8: Assembly of Shipping containers cabin

This means that your home or office can be completed in less than a month.

Shipping container cabins are readily available as prefabricated, thereby shortening the construction time. Since most of the building code inspections are done at the factory, construction and assembly of the shippling container cabins are much simpler and quicker.

3.1.4 Can be delivered in a ready-to-move in state

Shipping container cabins can be delivered already made to your preference and you can move in immediately.

3.1.5 Ease of transport

Since they conform to standard shipping sizes, shipping container cabins can be easily transported either through road, rail, or ship. The portability reason is important if you need to move often.

3.1.6 Availability and accessibility of the raw material

With over 24 million unused shipping containers, used and new shipping containers are readily available all over the world.

Figure 9: Shipping container cabin in the forest

3.1.7 Safety and Security features

One of the problems facing rural infrastructure is safety. With the use of shipping containers cabins, safety is guaranteed since someone needs a blowtorch to break in plus they are too heavy to be lifted up and taken off without anyone noticing. This makes shipping container cabins ideal and safe in remote areas.

Chapter Four: Standards and assembly of a Shipping Container Cabin

At Sunnyda, our shipping container cabins come in different sizes ranging from 20ft, 40ft, and they can be combined to bigger sizes. We modify new and used shipping containers to design buildings that are durable and beautiful.

Shipping container cabins are not all equal. Shipping containers are of different types: standard, cube, and refrigerated. Determine the type of container that will be ideal for your situation.

Used shipping containers are processed again and re-painted, dents fixed to make them more appealing. At Sunnyda, you can get any color and design on the surface of the container with an added advantage of having your logo.

Chapter Five: In-house manufacture of Shipping Container Cabin

We have World-class Architects and Senior engineers at Sunnyda. In addition to the senior staff, we have competent welders and painters to make those modifications appealing and the paint smooth, even, and thick.

Figure 10: Different parts of a shipping container cabin

Furthermore, we have quite a number of CNC cutting machines, gas welding machines, shot blasting machines, straightening machines, and a range of large diameter and precision quality testing machines.

With our careful testing procedures and efficient automated production, our products meet the rigid requirements of quality in any project.

5.1 On-site assembly

Constructing a shipping container cabin can be one of the most rewarding stages of your project. Apart from the cost saving feature and portability, shipping container cabins are constructed within a short span of time.

Figure 11: An Finished shipping container cabin

When you fact in the environment-friendly aspect of the shipping container cabins, you can see why so many people are turning to this style of home building.

When it comes to designs, there are a few models for your shipping container cabin. Whichever look and style you desire and imagine for your dream cabin, we can make it happen. From large container buildings to small shipping container cabins, we will work closely with you to make sure you get the right shipping container cabin of your dream.

Figure 12: More restaurant designs for a Shipping container cabin

Comparing the cost and build time, a shipping container cabin takes less in both factors when compared to a traditional styles.

5.2 Transport and logistics from our factory

All orders that come through us are taken seriously with any modifications and customized changes are welcome to meet our clients specificand special requirements. With many advantages of using shipping container cabins to construct affordable homes, we at Sunnyda are very much ready to help you build one of a kind wonder home.

Figure 13: Shipping containers in transit

We help you started by getting you that perfect shipping container cabins and delivering it straight to you quickly and efficiently. Sunnyda shipping container cabins are exported to various countries such as France, the UK, Australia, Panama, Haiti, UAE, Chile, Brazil, and many more.

5.3 Technical Specification of Shipping Container Cabin

Sunnyda Company has already passed ISO9001 and ISO 14001 Certifications.

Chapter Six: Uses/Applications of Shipping Container Cabin

Shipping container cabins are an ideal form of building material since they are durable, strong, stackable, cuttable, plentiful, modular and quite cheap.

Architects, as well as laypeople, have continuously used them to build offices, apartments, schools, dormitories, artists studios, emergency shelters, staff canteens, recreation areas, and bathrooms.

Figure 14: Layout for offices built with shipping container cabins

Major sectors that are using the cabins include customized projecs and opertaions, Oil and Gas companies, Mining sites, Military and construction sites.

Figure 15: restaurant made from shipping containers

They have been used as a temporary secure spaces on construction sites and other settings on an “as is” basis as an alternative to the building of permanent shelters.


The use of shipping container cabins has increased in popularity in the last few years, but it’s now reached the mainstream. Due to their affordability, eco-friendliness, and aesthetic appeal, they are becoming more and more popular.

Sunnyda welcomes your visit and more cooperation in the near future. It is advisable to get the right information before embarking on building a cabin using a shipping container and we at Sunnyda are ready to help you.

Sunnyda is your premier shipping container cabin manufacturer. Contact us today to get started on your container cabin.

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