The tiny home movement has grown in leaps and bounds over the years, and this can be attributed to several reasons. One reason why more and more people are opting to build a tiny home is so that they can reduce their carbon footprint. Firstly, you do not have to clear a considerable amount of land to construct your house and this means less deforestation. Additionally, most tiny homes can be constructed from recycled supplies and this also contributes to environmental conservation. With that in mind, it is no wonder that shipping container homes are gaining unwavering popularity, as they check both these boxes. But these are not the only advantages that they offer.
Below are a couple of other reasons why you should consider investing in a shipping container home construction project.
Not many people consider how expensive it is to build a conventional home until they start consulting with a construction contractor. Every single component that makes up the home needs to be paid for. On the other hand, a shipping container home already comes with the four walls that you need so you would simply need to pay for insulation, flooring, utilities, and fittings.
Moreover, you can lease the land where you place your new structure, which means you can move your container home wherever you want. From the beach to the city, the choice is yours. Therefore, in essence, you are paying for much fewer resources than if you were to build a permanent structure. The economic value of shopping container homes makes them accessible to a majority of the population, and this, in turn, makes them a great option as a starter house of a forever home.
A misconception that you may have about shipping container homes is that they are bland and not easy to customize. This presumption may come from the fact that shipping containers are manufactured in stand sizes so this makes them identical. However, when it comes to residential applications, you have the opportunity to personalize your container home whichever way you want! Most commonly, individuals will purchase two or more containers and stack them to create a multi-story house.
Alternatively, you could choose to bury one container and have another aboveground. In terms of interior design, shipping container homes can be contemporary, eclectic, shabby chic, minimalist, or any other style that you want. For best results, consult with your construction contractors on how best to decorate the interior and even the exterior of your new tiny home.