ECOS Expandable Container Shelter


ECOS Expandable Container Shelter


Expandable container shelters unfolding out from its sides to 10x the width (85 feet across), similar to a pair of unfolding wings with an inflatable roof structure popping into position with a ribbed inflated air structure. Available in 20 and 40 foot containers.

Built Prototype Only


48 residents / 2 congregate spaces

$4,800 / resident

Temporary (<6 months)

88 days offsite2 days onsite

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  • Company: Nixus
  • Website: Website Link

ECOS expandable container shelters come in two sizes: 20 and 40 foot container versions, known as NX-ECOS-20-1 and NX-ECOS-40-2.

  • Quoted Total Cost: $230,000
  • Quote’s Total Interior Square Footage: 3,400 sqft (85’ x 40’)
  • Quote Sleeps # People/Beds: 48 beds (not bunks)
  • Cost/Bed: $4,800
  • Quote Includes # Units: 1 units
  • In Stock / Ready to Ship Today: No


Used for shelter before?Prototype work in process
Manufacturer Identified?Yes
If so, list examplesN/A
Prior use commentsN/A
Building experience comments
Intended use casesCan fit 48 bed spaces, or 96 bunks.
R-value (insulation)
Risk Category
Roof Load (PSF)
Indoor Clearance Height (ft)
Professional Engineer Stamp?
Conforms to ICC’s Temporary Structure and Uses Code
Other Structural/Safety Comments
Sustainability/Green Building Certifications?
Materials Used/Made of:
Disassembly/Assembly Comments:Two people in max 3 hours can build the area
Ideal Mounting Surfaces
Anchoring ProcessCan be set up on a variety of surfaces, as long as flat


ItemCost ($)Notes
Budget Total$195,000
Total Per Bed$19,500
Total Per Unit$195,000
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Possible Delivery Method(s)Standard 40-foot trailer


Design (days)0, in stock
Site Prep (days) 1
On-Site Assembly3
Delivery (days)20
Total (days)24
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