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Inspiring Shipping Container Floor Plans for Small Mobile Offices

May 28, 2020
Inspiring Shipping Container Floor Plans for Small Mobile Offices

What exactly can you fit inside a 20-foot shipping container? Perhaps more than you’d think. Some people turn their 160-square-feet of space into a spacious remote office. Others add two or three workstations to create a space-efficient mobile office.

We put together some sample floor plans for small shipping container offices to help you get a sense of the scale and possibilities. Gone are the days of boring mobile office trailers; it turns out you can do a lot with a little space!

A Spacious Single Office or an Economical Co-working Space

You’re starting out small for your new business, but you still need a quiet and private office space to handle emails and think. A 20-foot shipping container office has ample room for a desk, filing cabinets, and whiteboards, and there’s even space for a half bathroom.

Floorplan for shipping container office with bathroom.

Container offices also feel anything but small when they become a sanctuary just outside your home or living space. Or maybe your business is scaling up, and you need to be at the job site or warehouse. Conex offices — another name for these types of temporary, ground-level offices — keep you close to the action as you build. If you plan on moving into something more permanent in the long term, you can always relocate and repurpose your container office.Open_office_ConceptIf you need to maximize the utility of every square-foot, you can also place two to three workstations in an open 20-foot shipping container office. If preferred, a glass wall can be used to separate workstations to increase privacy without feeling closed in.20-foot shipping container office with two work stations.


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Additional Common Shipping Container Dimensions
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A Small Shipping Container Office Floor Plan with Attached Storage Space

With a modular office, you can run your business with storage just a few steps away. A 20-foot shipping container divided into a small office and a storage space enables you to handle the paperwork with inventory close at hand.

Whether you’re a kayak shop handling billing in the front and storing life jackets in the back, or a construction company protecting tools from the rain as you juggle permits, this floor plan keeps space versatile. You can even add a door between the storage and ground-level office for fast and secure access.20-foot shipping container office with storage space.

A Small Sales Office Floor Plan that Makes a Big Impression

Even if an apartment or condo is still under construction, agents can start leasing units inside a polished shipping container sales office. Attached bathrooms inside temporary office space are a huge upgrade over porta-potties for prospective buyers and employees alike. Interiors with high-end vinyl floors, windows, and your choice of drywall or cabinet-grade wood paneling show businesses in the best possible light.Floorplan for small shipping container sales office with bathroom.

A Modular Conference Room

Add a modular conference room where you can guarantee quiet and privacy. A 20-foot shipping container conference room can comfortably host six people plus a teleconferencing system.Floorplan for small shipping container conference room.Office space is just the beginning for the 20-foot containers. Check out our other floor plans and use cases:

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