In the last few hundred years, human life has undergone industrialisation. The conveniences and luxuries available today have made life easier and working, simpler. The means of communication and transport have progressed beyond imagination.
In the process, however, humans have neglected the planet and its environment. Now we are aware of our impact on the environment and being the dominant species, we have found the means to repay the planet, such as recycling wastes.
Recycling is present in all industry sectors, most especially the real estate sector. Among other methods, eco-friendly homes and residences lead the charge. An example of this is a shipping container repurposed as a home, such as those furnished by Gran Designs WA and in other port cities.
Normally it is questionable why we would want to live in a shipping container, but they offer excellent benefits such as:
- These houses consist of recycled shipping containers. They form an excellent skeleton of the houses, as they are immune to wind, termites, woodworm, rust, and water. Some shipping containers are storm- and hurricane-proof, too.
- They are modular, and cost much less than traditional houses.
- They are transient houses, but better than caravans. You can have just one room as a student pad or two rooms for a starter house.
- The modular design of this home allows for easy adding or removing home features as needed. Some additions though may require approval from the developer or concerned authorities, though.
- Another benefit of its modular system is that a waste disposal system, heating and insulation system and other sanitary facilities can install in these houses much easier than a regular home.
- Proper cladding makes the house sturdy and durable.
Container homes’ cheap cost owes much to its green, eco-friendly design: most of the material and skeleton are recycled. People increasingly consider them as an innovative solution to real estate limitations while being easy on the environment.