As both our nation and the world as a whole becomes more environmentally conscious, pollution and its effects on the world we live in have become a great concern for many people. Pollution comes from our cars, our businesses, and even our homes. You’re probably not aware of your everyday impact or “carbon footprint” on the environment, but there are ways to both be aware and mitigate this environmental impact.
Shipping Container Homes
For many environmentally-conscious Americans, shipping container homes have been a useful, environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional homes. These homes also require far less material to build, making them an affordable option for many prospective homeowners.
Shipping containers come in various sizes and can range from 20-45 feet in length. Depending on how big you want your home to be, it can either have one or two levels. Additionally, a shipping container home is a lot more durable than a traditional, fabricated home. Its steel structure and concrete foundation provide stability and strength, capable of withstanding almost any weather condition.
Where to Find Shipping Containers
You have two options when looking for shipping containers: recycled or brand new. Going for recycled shipping containers is both cost-effective and environmentally conscious, but buying new containers is a viable option. Shipping containers can range from $250 to $2500, depending on the container’s size and quality.
Shipping container homes are highly customizable, offering ample opportunity for personalized designs and lavish home additions. One addition commonly paired with shipping container homes is a pool – also made of a shipping container. Lined with fiberglass, a shipping container pool could be a great addition to your new home.
The possibilities are endless with these containers, as they challenge traditional ideas about home structure and style. This fun, eco-friendly home style is ushering in a new era of home construction. Don’t be surprised when you see these homes popping up in your neighborhood!