Shipping Container Homes – A Home Sweet Home!
With rough and tough economic times, people are getting creative with how they manage their finances. Having and choosing the right eco-conscious home should be at the top list for everyone would be home owner. As a big and long term investment, having a low priced, quality and environment friendly home is not an easy goal. Not easy, but also not impossible…
(Music Please…) Introducing a great green alternative … the Shipping Container Home!
Shipping container homes have become increasingly popular worldwide over the last ten years because of its multiple advantages. The first advantage is the economic benefit – price, as a finished shipping container home can cost over 50% less than the average home with a comparable square footage and similar finishes. The second advantage is their level of customization, as they are quite literally blank, empty canvases with potential to become whatever you want them to be. Just like an artist you have the power to create your own master piece! Whether you are looking to buy a single shipping container for a very economical option to house just you and your significant other, or whether you want to buy five or six and combine them to build the house of your dreams, shipping containers can be easily manipulated while also forcing you to use your creativity in the way you would like to customize your home.
Furthermore, because of their inherently rectangular shape, shipping containers have very clean lines – the perfect potential for the homeowner looking for that extra modern flair.
Customizing Shipping Container Homes for the Environment
Containerized Homes are a solution to multiple environmental problems that some say is too big to fix. How could we possibly change our lives to suit the environment? It’s hard enough to use less gasoline in our cars, how are we going to use less water and electricity in our homes? The truth is, it is a tough problem to solve. If we continue down the same path we are on now, it is a problem that may never be fixed.
Unless we are willing to change some of the fundamental ways in which we live. Thankfully, Containerized Homes have solutions to a lot of these problems, from reducing the amount of water and electricity used to generating it in self-sufficient ways, all the way to re-using and recycling the waste that is generated.
With Containerized Homes, there is a chance to completely alter the way in which we live our lives. Making full utilization of water saving and recycling is both smart for the environment and for your wallet. Every time you flush your toilet you are using clean, treated, taxed drinking water, think about it. We are already faced with water shortages across the world, but don’t forget the environmental impact of treating that water both on the earth and your body. Rethinking how and where we used treated taxed water can help us reutilize one of nature most renewable resources.
So how can this be accomplished? First, the implementation and use of low flush toilets and new technology faucets that help to reduce the quantity of water we use for normal day to day living. Second container home can be specifically designed to re-use as much gray water as possible. For example, why not use the water that goes down your bathroom sink drain as flushing water in the toilet? This water usually contains soap which helps clean your toilet. If that is not your style, perhaps the rain water capture system designed in containers. To maximize the reduction of your carbon footprint it is recommend you use both methods. Finally, recycle water where possible. Ironically enough, a container can be used as a self-contained water treatment facility, making the home almost entirely water self-sufficient.
Imagine a life where your water footprint is barely measurable. Think of what good you will be doing for the planet and for your wallet. Container Homes is a stylish and economical water friendly solution that utilizes all the R’s of being green.
RVs, Boats and Trailers have perfected the method of duplicating all the luxuries and amenities of modern living, but on less power. Containerized Homes take advantage of low voltage appliances to reduce the amount of electricity required for day to day living.
The less power used the better it is for the environment, but in reality; it’s not possible to easily cut out electricity completely from our lives. For this reason alone we need to be more creative in the way we produce our power, and not simply rely on the traditional taxed and strained infrastructure to supply our energy needs. Container Homes can easily be customized to adapt to solar power with panels throughout the modules. Electricity storage is handled by 10 year + battery system and the control room is designed to easily fit in the smaller space of a container home for safety and security, an eco-addition to your home if you will, and the savings that will be realized will get better every day.
Shipping container homes can be built virtually anywhere! Many of these homeowners buy a scenic piece of land on a lake, ravine, or even next to cliff to place their shipping container for a fantastic view of nature and their surroundings. Even if you are looking for a less rural more central location, they can easily fit between neighboring houses in a brown field site relieving pressures on the environment and will definitely be the talk of the neighborhood with its unique and modern look. The requirements for a foundation are not nearly as intensive as a wood framed home and can be put into place without scarring the land any more than necessary. If you have ever seen a home being built, you know that it can be a very harsh transformation of the land.
Shipping Container Utilities can be good for the environment too, performing such tasks as treatment of farm waste and methane reclamation. It is possible now to make the process of removing CO2 from manure almost completely energy efficient. Shipping containers can be pre-fabricated for this task removing harmful CO2 gases from the environment immediately.
Finally, should your needs ever change or circumstances require that you no longer need a Container Home, you can recycle the steel it is made off into new material, but the construction will be so solid that it will last for many, many years even in severe weather. That completes the recycling circle and green living!
Having a Shipping Container Home is really an environment and wallet friendly home sweet home!
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