Ballance Containers creates container homes and cottages that are prefabricated according to the Ontario Building Code and delivered to their site. Whether using a single container or multiple, these buildings are designed and finished to the best quality standards. Container homes are used as primary or secondary residences, cabins, cottages, guest houses, businesses, and event buildings.

Ballance Containers


  • Cabins
  • Container Homes
  • Off-grid

Residential Containers

Container Homes & Cottages are modified shipping containers that are finished to act as modern, efficient residential buildings. Container homes can range from a single container, or multiple containers can be combined to create full-scale larger homes & cottages. Container homes are extremely durable & sustainable, offering superior structural strength that makes them ideal homes for rugged landscapes or harsh weather & climates. Container homes are prefabricated to municipal building codes using the same finishes as traditional homes – including spray foam insulation, electrical / plumbing / HVAC, windows & doors, drywall, and exterior cladding.

Residential Accessory Containers

Accessory buildings are external/secondary to our primary residences – including laneway houses, garden suites, and bunkies. Our bunkies are compact buildings that meet the needs of the modern world; they can be used for guest cabins, pool bars & cabanas, home gyms, hot tubs/saunas, outdoor bbq/kitchens, or as outdoor offices for all those that now work from home.

Thornbury Gym

Development Containers

Our container buildings are ideal building blocks for developers & builders – as residential or commercial buildings, rental units, staff accommodations, motels, and glamping pods. Our units can be mass-produced and are reconfigurable.

Developer Containers

Retail Containers

RETAIL IS CHANGING. As COVID continues to change retail, there has never been a better time for brands to explore new ways to engage with their consumers. Brand experiences need to be brought directly to the consumers, in a safe and effective method, where consumers can learn about products or services and then have the option to order online.

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Event Containers

The Ballance family has spent over 40 years in the event build business, fabricating modular display structures for mobile programs, including modifying containers for pop-up retail activations. Our containers are ideal as event or retail buildings, are easy to transport, and are highly durable for year-round activations like pop-up shops, trade shows, and micro-retail commercial spaces. 


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