Think shipping containers are only for tree-huggers and doomsday preppers? Think again. Shipping containers, also sometimes called ISBU’s, freight containers, corrugated boxes, crates, sea containers, or bulk boxes have become somewhat of a recent fad as a means to cheap, eco-friendly housing and they may be the perfect alternative for vacant landowners looking for a cheap and transportable cabin.
The prepper and tiny house movements have brought popularity to shipping container homes, but hunters and landowners may have the most need for them. With an excess of containers stacked high in city ports around the country, they come with a relatively cheap price tag. Often, the biggest hurdle is the shipping cost and arrangements to get them to your off-the-grid hunting property.
Since they are solid steel structures offering watertight storage (a.k.a. rodent and insect proof), they are an extremely affordable and secure option for absentee landowners to use as a cabin for their weeklong November rut hunt or as a garage for their ATV. Many times hunters are just looking for a dry place to spend the weekend and a place to store a few tools. Thus, recycled shipping containers can be a great option and consideration for those that own or are looking to buy vacant land without an existing cabin.
Purchasing land without a cabin or current living structure will allow you to buy more land or higher quality hunting land, which is what most of us want in the first place. Maybe you’ll start out using it as a temporary hunting cabin until you decide to build, in which case you now have a lock-tight garage to store equipment and tools free of any mice or bee hives. Whatever the case may be, the options are endless as you’ll see below.
Here’s a look at some of the best shipping container hunting cabins from across the web. Some are quite extravagant, while others are minimalistic. There’s even several companies that will custom build your very own shipping container hunting cabin if you so desire.
15 Awesome Shipping Container Hunting Cabins