When talking about life in a box, we are not referring to the stereotype boxes which every single one of us is checked in on a daily basis. We are literally talking about living in a box, a big metal box to be more precise. The ultimate ecofriendly, house of the future, also known as the container house, is not such a new trend, but definitely a hot one at the moment.
The majority of people have, in the last few years, gotten tired with the busy paste large city life, and many of them decided to move somewhere outside of strict city limits. Even though they moved out of the city, it doesn’t mean that the city lifestyle left their genes completely. The trendsetters we are talking about are not big fans of the white picket fence, not at all, they prefer more of an urban type of living accommodation. That is exactly why the container house became so chic and popular. Also the fact that those types of houses maintain a simple way of installing and a quite appropriate price scale for all that they have to offer. If you’re planning on sticking to a smaller model made out of recycled shipping containers, without the tendency of building an extravagant container palace with a swimming pool and a tennis court, you might even get by cheaper that one of your flashy friends who just bought a new upper class range SUV.
The best part is that you can do so much with just a bit of imagination. It has never been easier to paint your own home just the way you want it, a thing you could never do with a classic house facade. There are also all the open space possibilities without the fright of knocking down your whole house alongside with one bearing wall. You can open the place up with more than amazing glass walls which give you the most perfect view onto your coffee-drinking backyard patio. And let’s not forget the beautiful little flower garden on your very own rooftop. This is just a small list of countless possibilities you can accomplish with a modest amount of founds when dressing up a shipping container to make yourself a place you will call home.
One of the coolest things concerning container houses is their possibility of being really ecofriendly. Everything in that house is quite possible without the negative side effect on the environment. You can install eco solutions such as solar cells, rainwater storage, and energy management systems which help you monitor how much energy you’re consuming and how much energy you’re producing. You can also go green all the way and instead of insulating your container with fiberglass you can use a natural alternative like recycled newspaper insulation instead. There are many versions of making your home greener and healthier with very small adjustments, but those also work for all homes, not just shipping container houses. And concerning our hot topic, best proof of what you can do with a plain shipping container is to take a look at all those amazing homes made with such imagination you just won’t be able to believe your own eyes.