Home and housing trends have gone through a revolutionary change. The trend now incorporates the concept of upcycling and reclaiming, as the need for conservation has become the call of the day. An upcoming inclination is the shipping container housing option. This avenue for house making has attracted renowned architects and designers and they have made some eco friendly, smart, and contemporary container homes. The most attractive feature of these houses is that they are cost effective and almost anyone can afford them. Not only is it cost effective but also time effective as there hardly any construction required. Most of these allow for DIY options that take the whole home making experience to the next level.
The designs span over a variety that will suit any and every one’s taste. The shipping container homes are not restricted to any particular category or style. It can be a single or a double storey house overlooking green pastures. You can make twin houses with an interconnecting verandah. Another container option is making flats or apartments. Students who are studying or people who are just starting out will find the container studio their little haven. It is economical and once inside, one does not even know the difference between a conventional home and a container one. They offer the opportunity of a retreat in the countryside or by the lake. They make cozy little outlets for the summer and spring seasons. Resorts have made little container cabins fitted with floor to ceiling French windows that maximizes your interaction with nature.
The container homes are built by the positioning of the containers according to how you want your house. Some designs are extremely futuristic and involve balance technologies. Houses are made with any number of containers placed on top of one another, aligned, or superimposed. The designing of the homes is based on the architectural ergonomics that ensures that the homes are livable, comfortable and fuss free. Spacing is not limited to the container as the sides can be cut off to make two containers into one with pillars for a strong support. Experimentation with different looks ranging from rustic to futuristic is also at your fingertips.
These houses have all the requirements and luxuries. They are not rudimentary options where one is struggling with daily needs. Contemporary furnishing and decor, lighting and embellishments are all possible and state of the art. Sliding doors, French windows, and glass fronts all allow for refreshing views. You can have wooden paneling, wallpaper, or tiling or simply painting. A slated rooftop or a contemporary crowning to your housetop completes the look. A mini garden on one of the rooftops also tapers down the angles of the containers. Warm lighting makes these cozy little sanctuaries in the palm of greenery.
The conventional housing system is up against some competition when it comes to the shipping container homes. This cost and time effective alternative is fast gathering the attention of the housing market and bringing the home dream back into reality.