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Container Homes – The New Living Trend

Welcome to New Living, the exciting alternative to conventional building methods like bricks and mortar and prefab homes using modular building techniques like shipping container homes. We strive to offer the South African market an exciting, affordable and beautiful way of building their homes. We specialise in converting shipping containers, and combining it with light steel framework to come up with creative designs that can be built anywhere in South Africa.

When you take the big step of building your own home, it’s always comforting to know that you are dealing with a company that can assist you from A – Z. For this reason New Living created a few packaged options which we refer to as Standard Designs. Container homes are perfect for weekend homes, holiday homes, granny flats, work-from-home offices and communal living spaces. These designs can be bought off plan, which makes your decision process easy. 

We also understand the complexities of building regulations, financing, local council, permits, and all the rest. You can rest assured when you work with us, we will hold your hand from beginning to end, until you are a proud owner of a unique and beautiful new living space.

Of course there are always the option to work with us on your customised design. We have partnered with The Fresh Lab, an architect company renowned for it’s green and innovative designs across South Africa.  We will assist you with creating your dream home, using alternative building methods that won’t break the bank.  

Lastly it’s important to note that currently banks are not eager to give home loans to customers that are looking to build shipping container homes. If you are interested in pursuing this as an option for your home, you need to be able to build cash, or secure a personal loan.

Speak to us about your next project.

The New Living Team


Turning a Shipping Container into a Home

New living is an innovative company with a strong focus on finding new ways and methods to create beautiful dwelling spaces like shipping container homes and other modular buildings. 

Our key focus is on modular and conversion building which allows us to complete projects effectively within much quicker turn around times.

Some of our core services include:






Alternative Energy

Interior Design


Municipal Applications

Bond Origination


High Quality Container Homes

New Living is built around people and quality. We understand the magnitude of any property project. For this reason we incorporate best of breed principles to ensure that each of our clients are treated like our ONLY client.

Our experience takes away the feeling of vulnerability when venturing into something as complex as building a container home. 

We believe that industry compliance is key to protect our clients and their trust in the industry. New Living combines creativity, customer service and competitive pricing to be the ultimate partner in any alternative building project. 


Using alternative building methods and controlled environment construction we complete projects faster than ever before.


Regardless of your budget, we believe that every project we complete has to be beautiful.


New Living has a no-compromise policy toward quality and it forms part of our core values.


Affordable living is becoming more important to everyone and we strive to balance beauty and affordability with every project.