FAQ

How much does shipping cost?

Shipping costs depend on the distance from our build site in the Houston, TX area. Shipping typically costs around $3-$4/mile. Delivery will be quoted at time of purchase.

How will my Backcountry Container be delivered?

Depending on the configuration chosen, your container will be delivered on the appropriate transport, whether it be a flatbed or chassis. 

How long will it take to build my Backcountry Container?

Typical build times vary depending on configuration chosen. 20 foot models typically take 6-8 weeks. 40 foot models typically take 8-10 weeks.

Can Backcountry Containers help with permitting, if necessary?

Backcountry Containers will provide necessary engineering drawings that can be submitted to your city/county for approval. If you need further assistance, Backcountry Containers offers the service of an in-house Professional Engineer. He will help take care of all permitting necessary. Please contact Backcountry Containers if interested in this service.

Is there any site preparation necessary?

For delivery, we must be able to drive our flatbed or chassis to the site to be unloaded. We’ll provide plans specific for your custom container home. We’ll also provide guidance for what we need to build on site.

Will the metal rust on a Backcountry Container?

The short answer is Yes. Corten steel will rust much slower than mild steel, and will remain water proof through its lifetime. Corten containers are corrosion resistant. Added layers of rust resistant paint and primer provides extra support. 

Can I move my Backcountry Container?

Technically, yes. If you have appropriate transport (flatbed, chassis, etc.), and you ensure all utilities are disconnected, the container can be moved at your discretion.