Shipping Containers: The Future of Housing
Environmentally-conscious people can finally take a breath of relief because a new type of housing has just arrived. The newest trend in architecture is a combination of recycling and practicality. We are talking about shipping containers which are most likely to become the future of housing. Not only are they affordable and nature-friendly, but they have many more advantages as well. Take a look!
It Saves Time
Purchasing an already used container, or a few of them, saves time for building a house because you already have everything you need: a floor, a roof and four walls. The only thing you need to invest is your imagination and decide how exactly you want your new home to be designed. If you have a big family, we suggest purchasing two or three containers which can be combined and attached one (on) to another. No matter where your house is, in the woods, in a town, on the beach, there are plenty of options you can rely on and turn it into the most modern house your neighbourhood has ever seen.
It is Budget-Friendly
Shipping containers are affordable and the only thing which you will actually have to pay for is the insulation – which will pay itself off on the long run. If you decide to buy a container, you will not need to worry about the elements and repairing the damage caused by bad weather. They are made of steel which is resistant enough for any type of weather. Also, on top of your container home you can install solar panels to reduce the energy bills and live a happy, green life in your beautiful eco-friendly home.
It is Safe
Another asset of container houses is that they are practically thief-proof. There is a minimal chance of an intruder entering your house without you knowing about their existence. There is no chance of fear someone will come in from the basement, because containers are built into the foundation, leaving space only for plumbing and sewage drains. And the roof is tightly sealed during the production as well, so no fear from that side either.
It Lets Your Creativity Flow
Since you are already thinking green thoughts, green it all the way! We mentioned solar panels, but there are other ways of saving energy. You can insulate the pipes and your boiler, you can reuse your old furniture, and you can make your own new furniture if you have the time. Do not let the four walls limit you – be creative and cut it out, making a whole wall out of glass. This will not only save you money for electricity – while there is still daylight – but you will enjoy the look during the whole day. If you do not want to be cut out from the world, you can organise your neighbours to join you and make a neighbourhood of container homes. Talk about nature-friendly community! The Earth will be thankful for a long time. We are sure these were interesting enough, so you may take a look at some more fresh ideas which can help you create your very own container home.