Our Jack and Jill Living container is a comfortable and safe place for seasonal employees.

Portable Bunkhouse or Container Cabin

Modified shipping containers provide safe and comfortable living environments in the outdoors. The small, foundation-free footprint of shipping container structures makes them ideal for sensitive ecosystems that are bar permanent structures.

House seasonal workers in a shipping container bunkhouse

Employees for the Park Service and Fish and Wildlife departments often spend weeks in the wilderness. A shipping container cabin is the perfect outpost for employees and seasonal workers to cook a hot meal, take a shower, and sleep in a comfortable environment protected from the outdoors. 

A shipping container cabin can boost morale and extend the time employees spend in the field all while respecting limits on structures in protected habitats.


  • Shipping containers modified into bunkhouses include the option for a kitchenette
  • Shipping container cabins have room for bunks and other living space.
  • Modified shipping containers are easy to place in sensitive sites like wildlife refuges.


Advantages shipping container cabins have over other modular and non-permanent structures:

  1. Secure. People are safe and equipment is secure within a shipping container constructed of 16-gauge, Corten steel (or weathering steel). Steel doors, deadbolt locks, and optional burglar bars keep out intruders – including bears.
  2. Durable. Built to withstand the elements (rain, humidity, heat, cold, high winds, etc.) of the open sea, shipping containers offer a 25-year lifespan that’s tough to beat.
  3. Small footprint. Installing a pre-constructed shipping container – often no foundation is needed – gives workers a place to rest where permanent structures aren’t possible.
  4. Utility friendly. Easily connect and disconnect your cabin to existing utilities or to a self-contained greywater and solar system.
  5. Customizable. The options for customization are endless. Visit our container modification options page for inspiration.

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