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Join the Container Crew!

So you want to build a Shipping Container Home? ContainAccra is Proud to offer a Full Experience Educational Build Program. In our Workshops each Building Phase will be broken up into a Hands-on Multi day Instructional Build where you will learn the skills and steps you need to preform your Build like a Pro!  You will not only leave more informed, but also with Real-world experience. There is no better way to learn than by doing. Our workshops are perfect for Beginners. No previous experience is required.

(To view our Hands-on Workshop Availability please click the link below)

ContainAccra is in the business to help you get your DIY build up and running or off to the races with a ready to build container we already have waiting for you. We have new opportunities to offer, So Stay tuned! 

Workshop covering:

  • Framing

  • Insulation

  • Wall coverings

  • Utilities (Plumbing & Electricals)

  • Flooring

  • & Much More!

Once purchased we will send you the Full itinerary and Location to our Newest Build.

Join us for the most immersive Container house workshop available to all. Gain the experience and confidence to build your very own house by working with real materials and tools.

News for the Container Crew

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A ContainAccra build day typically runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. primarily on Fridays, Saturdays, and some Sundays. It is not uncommon for everyone to hang around, relax, and ‘Container Talk’ for a couple of hours after the workshop on Saturday.

No construction experience is required and ContainAccra provides all of the necessary tools. Applicants must be at least 16 years old (16 and 17 years must be chaperoned by an adult), Wear closed-toe shoes, and Come dressed and Ready to work! 

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Construction Crew

ContainAccra welcomes group and individual applicants who want to work in support of Shipping Container Home construction in our community. Working on the build site with our organization is a great team building experience, promotes camaraderie, and has many positive benefits. Construction experience is not required. To be added to our Container Crew construction email list, click here and fill out the build contact form.  Build site opportunities are limited and we will only accept a limited number of applicants when there is availability. 

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Construction Supervisor On Site (SOS)

Are you an individual who likes to work with your hands and can lead large groups? Do you have good interpersonal skills, are safety conscious, and are willing to learn ContainAccra’s construction techniques? If so, you may be interested in volunteering as a SOS. No building experience is necessary, but power tool competency is a must. ContainAccra’s SOS lead the Container Crew in daily construction tasks and help provide them a safe and rewarding experience.

If interested, please contact - Cornelius Quaye (

[+] Click here for more details on the Workshop

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Volunteer Opportunities

While ContainAccra Workshops take place on a regular basis, We also host special volunteer opportunities in local communities like yours that may suit your particular interests.


These include things such as a focus on Beautification & Renovation of Homes and Neighborhoods, Youth Involvement Activities, Green-building practices, Women Build events, Beach Clean Up, & among many others.

Consider this an occasion to meet new people while strengthening your community by building safe, affordable housing. You’ll have the ability to improve the lives of people, work alongside other Container enthusiast, Learn different skills or advocate for affordable housing. In fact, there are numerous benefits when it comes to volunteering.

You don’t need any experience. Bring your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors you already know. Are you ready to find out for yourself?

Why Volunteer?

Upcoming Events


Come learn from the Pros!

Location: Accra, Ghana

Date: Coming Soon 2022 (TBA)

Details: Multi-Day Hands on Container Build


Phase 1

The Basics -
(Foundation, Cuttings, Insulation, Framing)

2-Day Workshop + DIY Container EBook + 1 Ticket for ContainAccra Real Estate Mixer

Phase 2

Utilities - (Rough Electircal & Plumbing)

(2-Day Workshop + DIY Container EBook + 1 Ticket for ContainAccra Real Estate Mixer

Phase 3

Walls, Floors, & The Cool Indoors  (A/C install)

2-Day Workshop + DIY Container EBook + 1 Ticket for ContainAccra Real Estate Mixer

Phase 4

Finishing Touches (Cabinetry, Baseboards, Plaster, Paint & More)

2-Day Workshop + DIY Container EBook + 1Ticket for ContainAccra Real Estate Mixer

Full Course

Full Workshop Access + DIY Container EBook + 2 Tickets for ContainAccra Real Estate Mixer


One admission to our workshop in Accra, once purchased we will send you the itinerary. Workshop will run daily 7:30am-3:30pm. We will provide a Basic Lunch but also Feel free to go local or pack a lunch :)

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