Bought container several yrs ago for storage....
Range from $1,200 to $2,000 for typical length and height plus delivery and setup. I found containers difficult to work with...IMO.
Pole barns roofed in 20x30 foot can be had in my area for $5,000. No concrete slab, but includes lumber, hardware, metal roof and gable end, labor. These are normally done by framers looking for quick part time job....this is not a bad choice for someone trying to do it themselves...once the poles and roof are on pouring slab and most anyone can frame/box in some walls and enclose/finish out a living area or shop...but framing,leveling, and squaring up a framing structure takes a little experience. The hard part is framing roof part..especially single handed. Trusses are a no brainer for pole barns and most garages.
With pole Barnes, the difference between a 10 foot tall and 12' tall frame is just a few dollars (height of poles)... If in doubt best to go with 12, 14, or higher poles.
Many times an INexperienced individual can waste more material (rental equipment, trips to Home Depot, than the cost of subcontracting the pole barn out to a guy with the equipment and a couple of helpers and a 1 or 2 day project..that would take an individual 2 weeks to two months, and a lot of blisters & sore muscles.
From a former framer....
LewisNClark screwed with this post 01-06-2013 at 01:23 PM