Container housing unit clad in wood
Double bed in container building bedroom
Two women watching television in container home lounge
Woman sitting at a table in a container home kitchen-dining room
container house lounge
Bristol Launchpad container apartments exterior
Container apartments interior
container building shower and toilet

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Alternative solutions for charitable housing


You need quick, affordable and effective options for housing people in an emergency or providing temporary accommodation until public sector options are available.


B&B accommodation/hostels

  • Good, short-term option for emergency housing
  • Limited availability and rarely suited to families
  • Can be expensive

Empty homes

  • Temporary rental option for family housing and improves neighbourhoods blighted by empty homes
  • Requires time and investment to make derelict buildings fit for living

Emergency accommodation in public/charity buildings: schools, community centres, church halls, ex-military bases

  • Limited availability and high running costs for providers
  • Very temporary and basic, with no privacy or room for personal effects

Converted shipping containers

  • Plentiful supply and quick to install
  • Designed for cargo, not for people – have to be substantially adapted to provide permanent dwelling

MAC purpose-built container homes: the automatic choice

Multiple applications for local authorities, housing associations, NGOs, owner occupiers, small businesses and people with health or mobility issues.

  • Designed, specified and built entirely off site
  • Custom-built: you decide on the layout, fixtures, fittings, décor and access and security systems, according to your budget. Personalising your housing
  • Fixed price: variety of layouts and sizes. Check our current prices and sizes for temporary dwellings and permanent 3 bedroom homes compliant with building regulations.
  • Delivered and installed in 12 weeks, anywhere in the UK, ready to move into. Delivery options
  • Planning permission not usually required, except for protected buildings and landscape
  • Container villages make efficient use of brownfield sites and provide good living standards.
  • Small footprint and modular capabilities maximise available land
  • No site preparation required and able to occupy sites unsuitable for brick-built developments