March 30, 2016 | Architecture Community
It’s hard to believe how far the developments in family homes have come. While many may think that having the bigger and better home designs is the best way to go, that simply can’t be said today. The shipping container started out as a small side idea, but now has taken the housing community by storm. It’s a unique and unlikely way of living, but it’s proven to have a lot of benefits.
These distinctive homes are exactly what you picture them to be from the beginning; dirty big hunks of steel sitting in the shipyards. Yet what they eventually become is an incredible home that can be affordable for almost anyone. These houses are 10 to 15 percent cheaper, their fire resistant, sturdier, and last longer than traditional homes. And what’s great about them is that they are moveable if need be.
While there are benefits to living in these containers, many may still oppose such kinds of homes due to the industrial kind of feel with the dents and scratches attributed from being used overtime. But when you look beyond the small little details and focus on the big picture, there’s a lot more to take in.
The idea of having a shipping container as a home was a big step for the architecture world. Being able to take these random steel crates, normally used to ship items, and make them into a home for a family. Who would have thought of that? The creativity of how they can be turned into houses that are both inexpensive and attractive is what’s amazing. Even the popular network HGTV picked up on the trend and started the show Container Homes.
Designhaus teamed up with ModEco Development in creating such a kind of home located in Michigan, which was featured on Container Homes. We were able to have fun and also learn more about these shipping containers as we worked on the project. The end results left not only the homeowners happy but also the team here at Designhaus, as we are ready to take part in the next new trend in home design.