Accommodation Units

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Industrial Accommodation Units

Gateway works with corporate and industrial customers to create portable accommodation units which provide a balance of security, privacy, self sustainability and high comfort levels for workers in remote areas.

  • security of a shipping container
  • comforts of home (air con, insulation, electrical fitouts)
  • ideal for short or long term use
  • easy to transport
  • robust & weatherproof
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  • Certification of containers is available to our clients at no additional charge when ordering.
  • For an additional charge A CSC (Container Safety Convention) Safety approval Certificate can be provided for customers requiring overseas shipment.
  • Whether you’re railing the container interstate or shipping overseas our I.I.C.L.certified inspectors can assist.

Features and Use

Fully self contained portable accommodation units are proving very popular for the Mining Industry and Project/Contract work performed in remote areas. A great alternative for when hotel/motel accommodation isn’t available for your workers, Gateway are happy to discuss discount prices for orders of more than 2 units utilising the same design.

Looking To Build a Shipping Container Home?

While Gateway Container Sales & Hire are not able to offer the full service of helping you create your shipping container home, we assist architects and builders with the structural components of the project. This includes:

  • Window Cut Outs
  • Door Cut Outs
  • Adding Insulation
  • Repainting

Our workshop can review your plan and work with the sales team to ensure that the correct number of containers are purchased and the structural modifications are completed prior to delivery to your property.

Features & Benefits:

  • Accommodates 1 to several people
  • Easily stackable for multi-stories
  • Withstands harsh climatic conditions


  • Mining accommodation
  • Student housing
  • Residential housing
  • Holiday cabins

Some of the options we have seen customers create include single person houses, 3 bedroom housing solutions, student, mining and construction site accommodation and portable cabins for vacation use.

20ft Container House – 2 Person

Perfect for temporary housing or as an addition to an existing home, the 20′ container house is spacious enough for a double bed,  and includes a kitchen and bathroom complete with toilet, shower and basin.

40ft Shipping Container House

Perfect for temporary accommodation for a small family, or as cabins for a holiday park, these units include 2 bedrooms, fitted with single or double beds. Bunk style sleeping arrangements can also be designed. The units are delivered with a bathroom and toilet, shower and basin, kitchen and lounge area.

Multi – Storey Container Housing

Units can be stacked and joined by an internal or external staircase to create a single multi-storey unit suitable for larger parties or families. A portable house solution incorporating 4 x 40Ft containers has plenty of space to include 3 bedrooms, large kitchen, office, bathroom including toilet, shower and basin, dining room, lounge room and balcony.

See what one of our customers, Todd Miller, created with the shipping containers he purchased from Gateway!


External 12.2m long x 2.4m wide x 2.9m high
Internal 11.59m long x 2.29m wide x 2.5m high
Load Capacity (m³) 67.5
Container Weight (kg) 4,800
Max. Load Weight (kg) 29,200

Compare Container Specifications (table above based on 40ft insulated container)


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