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Budget-Friendly Container Home Contractor in the Philippines

If building a low-cost, but beautiful house is what you want, Container Homes might be your best fit. ARCGO offers a one-stop package for design-build construction for used or new shipping containers. We take care of the site prep, assembly, plumbing, electrical and wiring installation, insulation, tiling, finishes and painting and other aspects. Don’t have a house design yet? We can provide you with a container house design, too!


With container house installation and set up, you can save more on labor costs and fabricators. We can build, customize and install your shipping container house following the Building Code of the Philippines. Our general contractor can make sure you get all the house features you need and want. Just talk to us about the specifics. Or Scroll down to know more on what ARCGO can offer!

Container House Builder

Building a DIY container house can be challenging, especially if you don’t have any experience in plumbing, wiring, welding and fabrication. You might end up with larger expenses if you construct it wrong.


With ARCGO, you can sit back and relax while we convert and build a robust container house for you. With our expertise in house and building constructions, you can ensure that your structure can last long, is weather-proof and is sustainable. 


If you don’t have a cargo container yet, don’t worry! We can order affordable shipping containers for you and construct your dream house.

stacked 2 storey container house in rocky area
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Costs may vary depending on the features you want, but they generally cost less than traditional houses and buildings. A Standard Container may fit a one storey home, a temporary facility, clinic, makeshift hospital, warehouse, restaurant, office, store, etc.

If you already have a prefabricated home, a ready made house or a manufactured housing shipped to your lot, we offer an affordable package for plumbing, wiring, lighting, water tank installation and other services depending on your needs.

simple one bedroom prefab container house exterior and interior design for 18K dollars
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FAQ About Container Houses

Most frequent questions and answers

Yes, shipping container houses can provide the luxury, safety and security you want in a house.

A shipping container is actually made of Corten Steel, which can endure storms, hurricane and the harshest weather. What’s more, this material is a lot durable and can even withstand extreme temperatures even without painting.

Containers are basically used to keep import and export products safe from the weather, and from laborers who might try to steal the cargo. So when it comes to security, container houses are quite reliable.

A second-hand 20ft container usually costs around PHP 60,000 to PHP 80,000 from shipping container dealers. A new 40-foot container may cost around PHP 140,000. This is just the cost of the shipping container.

If you opt to buy a prefab container house, which is already furnished and ready to be shipped to your lot, it usually costs PHP 150,000 to PHP 900,000 ($3,000 to $18,000).


This ballpark figure depends on the complexity of the house design and the features available. To give you an idea, you can buy a simple, 1-bedroom prefab container house at around PHP 150,000 ($3,000). Prefab luxury homes would cost around PHP 900,000 (around $18,000).

Overall, shipping container houses costs cheaper than traditional houses, and is completed way faster. Your container house can be finished in 2 to 4 weeks.

Both container and traditional house construction cost depends on the house finish, size and other custom features that you want. 

When you do opt for a container house, you can save up to 15% to 50% on having a newly-built house.

A container house built with new, factory-made shipping containers would last around 25 to 50 years. If you choose second-hand, shipping containers for sale, it could have a shorter lifespan, say about 15 to 20 years. 

Traditional newly-constructed homes built with concrete have an average lifespan of 75 to 100 years. For a traditional concrete apartment building, it is around 50 to 60 years.