Looking for inspiration for a solution for your space? Here are some of our favorite designs from around the world and a few of our favorite stories. They each highlight what is possible. Remember, if you can dream it, we can build it.

Outdoor Spaces

This stunning space really says welcome to the jungle. The ability to create a completely custom retreat that totally compliments its environment is just one of the many benefits of a modern engineered space.

What better way to beat the winter blues than taking a dip in an outdoor heated container pool? We love the way they have fit this container to it’s surroundings and incorporated a plexiglass window to creating the ultimate private retreat that is as stunning as it is practical. 

Shipping Container Pool
Shipping Container Storefront

This stacked design really makes a statement. Imagine a bold storefront like this for your business, with the added bonus of being able to take it just about anywhere.

Our Projects


This 10-foot bar unit was sold to a restaurant in Summerside, Prince Edward Island for an outside beer garden, which was a new addition to their existing restaurant and event space business.
Time Frame: 2 weeks

EBay Corp and the Halifax Partnership

EBay Corp and the Halifax Partnership had this container built to use as a live billboard in various locations around HRM. On the inside behind the glass on shelves, were Maritime products that you could purchase on EBay. Products would change every couple of weeks which provided the opportunity to bring awareness to Maritime made products that individuals may or may not have known were available on EBay.
Time Frame: 3 Weeks


The new owners of the Birch and Anchor Restaurant on the Bedford Highway were creating an outdoor dining experience at this location and wanted outdoor washroom facilities for their guests. Saltbox created 3 regular washrooms and one that was wheelchair accessible.
Time Frame: 4 weeks


This pop-up shop was designed and built on a trailer for East Coast Lifestyle to allow them to attend festivals and events from the Maritimes to Ontario throughout the summer season.
Time Frame: 4 Weeks


This 20-foot container was transformed into a cottage for the owner to use as an Airbnb rental property. The outside was dressed in metal cladding to give it more of a cottage feel and was fitted with patio doors to take advantage of great views.
Time Frame: 6 weeks


This 40-foot container was totally transformed into a beautiful and private Airbnb. It was designed with one bedroom with 3-piece bathroom, large living room including a propane fireplace as well as a very nicely appointed kitchen. This unit also included a glass garage door, roof top patio, sky light, hot tub and covered patio.
Time Frame: 10 weeks


This unit was created for the owners of Harbour Side Watercraft to have a solid store front on the Halifax waterfront for their water tour business. This 40-foot unit not only worked as a store front and check in counter but was also a training facility where individuals would take their water certification course before getting on the boats and sea doo’s.
Time Frame: 4 weeks


Develop Nova Scotia commissioned Saltbox to construct a 40-foot container with washrooms, shower room, laundry room and an office at Zwicker Wharf in Lunenburg. It was designed to serve the boating community as a place they could come and get cleaned up after being out to sea.
Time Frame: 6 weeks

Shipping Containers in the News

Office Space

We found this story about a brewery operation made out of a shipping container very inspirational. Just goes to show, all you need to start your business is a great idea.

Art Exhibition

This exhibit is truly unique – and we’d love to spray paint a container gold 😉

Shipping Container Stadium

In 2022, Qatar will be building a full size stadium for the FIFA World Cup.