If you’ve been thinking of buying a mobile home or moving into a trailer park, chances are you’ve given some thought to the flimsy construction, so often seen to be a factor when a tornado or hurricane comes raging through an area rife with these houses. Container homes have an enormous set of advantages over these types of housing, and even some advantages to your average suburban house.
If you’ve been thinking of buying a mobile home or moving into a trailer park, chances are you’ve given some thought to the flimsy construction, so often seen to be a factor when a tornado or hurricane comes raging through an area rife with these houses. Container homes, which are basically huge shipping vessels that have been repurposed for a person or family to live in, have an enormous set of advantages over these types of housing, and even some advantages to your average suburban house. If you haven’t researched this type of housing in the past, here are some of the benefits to living in one.
Affordability Without question, you can hardly beat container homes when it comes to price. If you’re skimping and saving and still aren’t sure how you’re going to afford a house, this is an option you should definitely consider. Prices will vary according to where you live, what kind of model you get, and some other circumstances, but on the whole you should never need to pay more than $3,000 for one of these units. Compare that to the cost of some of the other options and you can see why so many people are choosing to go this route. Whether the economy is booming or in a recession, it makes sense to spend only as much money as you must for your housing.
Environmentally Friendly Living in a house that’s less that 400 square feet is not going to take a great deal of energy and you certainly won’t need a big swath of property to put down roots in. But the best thing about container homes is that they are completely customizable. If you think the idea of living in a shipping box is a bit…trashy…you should really have a look around the internet. You’ll be amazed at what people have done with these things. If you have an eye for the artistic, you’ll be in heaven, as many have used these as the basis for a really wonderful home.
Strength Unless you compare them only to a brick house built with the finest materials and the strongest mortar, container homes are going to be among the strongest types of housing you can find. What makes them so strong? Well, you have to remember what these boxes were designed for. They are created to take a beating and keep on ticking. Their durability is only strengthened by their small size. As long as you have it anchored securely to the ground, they will be able to withstand amazing forces of wind and rain, including that thrown at them by large scale storms like hurricanes and tornadoes. Really, if you’re buying a home based on its ability to stand up to acts of God, you can’t do much better.