Container Homes- The Most Popular Housing Option
Container homes in Dubai are an incredible substitute for a traditional house for a plethora of reasons. It is why they have been growing in popularity in the past few years. In this post, we dive deep into why you should invest (absolutely affordably) in shipping container homes!
In today’s world, space is at a premium. Thinking of buying a house is out of the realm of imagination for a lot of people. While the typical housing situation is likely to burn a hole deep into your pocket, container homes are incredibly affordable.
Buying a shipping container doesn’t burden your wallet, and even the interiors and furnishing can be as costly or as inexpensive your wish. When you compare the price of a brick and mortar home to that of a 40-foot container home, it is a fraction of it!
When shipping containers are manufactured, they are made to endure some of the harshest weather conditions not just on land but also at sea. Their design is such that it can withstand the vagaries of 50 feet tall sea waves and winds rushing past at 100mph. It means that container homes are strong and durable to stand against any storm or season. When unfastened to a foundation, container homes have the ability to survive winds that reach the speed of 160 kmh. But when they are secured and bolted to the ground, their capability increases to resist even extreme weather conditions.
In a place like Dubai, where sandstorms and weird weather are frequent, this is a big advantage.
Container Homes- Flexibility At Its Best
It is true that the durability of a shipping container does lessen slightly as you add glass windows and remove the original steel doors. That said, they offer a versatility of design. Meaning you can balance between aesthetics and structural integrity. For instance, if you prefer to keep the container home as strong as it was built, you can add windows and doors behind the original ones. It ensures that structurally the shipping container remains as robust as possible.
Moreover, you can lock your entire container home using the steel doors. This is a particular advantage to container homeowners who don’t use it as their primary residence and leave it empty for extended periods of time!
A traditional home ties you down. You either have to pay a mortgage or rent. Container homes have a much lower price point. Most people can afford to buy them outright and if not, then the mortgage they bring is very less. Therefore, you can be free from paying it much quicker than a conventional home. This financial freedom gives you the ability to live life on your terms and not on the basis of paying bills!
Container homes are also mobile. Hence beyond financial freedom, you get physical freedom too. You can move the shipping container home from one corner of the country to another as long as you have a plot of land to put it in!
Preserve the Environment! Choose Container Homes!
People are finally waking up to the need for reducing their carbon footprint. Instead of wasting new resources, they are reusing and recycling old ones. Container homes are the best opportunity to do so. You don’t use a single new resource to put a roof over your head. Rather you repurpose about 2,500 kg of steel (if you opt for a 40-foot container as your home).
Besides being eco-friendly, shipping container homes are exceptionally efficient. Their small size means you don’t have to waste energy to cool them or heat them. If you add in dependable insulation, then they become even more energy-efficient. Furthermore, by using solar energy to power the house, you can make container homes the greenest alternative.
Termites and other bugs are the banes of all abodes. They slowly but surely erode homes constructed through conventional methods. Because container homes are made of steel, they are resistant to all sorts of bugs and pests. Even if the interiors of the home, like the window framework and floors, are made of wood, the basic structure of the house is steel and therefore, safe from pests.
Container homes come with a whole gamut of advantages to those who are hoping to buy a house but don’t have the financial means for a conventional choice. They eliminate the use of building materials that are harmful to the environment. They are durable, thus last for a lifetime. And finally, they offer a design capability that traditional dwelling just cannot provide.