Imagine ordering a tiny house design online and having it delivered directly to your building site! Thanks to Amazon.com, this has become possible. Getting a home has never been simpler: with just the click of your computer mouse you could be in your new house in no time! This prefab tiny house design is just one of many homes available on their site; you may also order other designs or materials you need for construction.
Prefab shipping container homes offer several advantages, one of which being their eco-friendliness. Steel container homes are especially beneficial in this regard. Many people recognize the environmental benefits of steel containers and many people opt to build homes out of them. With around 17 million steel containers worldwide, only 6 million are actually in use today. Presently, approximately 11 million steel containers remain unused and could be converted into homes for people. Each recycled steel container home helps reclaim approximately 7,700 pounds worth of steel. By recycling traditional building materials like wood, bricks and mortar that don’t need to be used, you are saving the environment from unnecessary consumption.
While one could argue that melting down a steel container and recasting it into something new is more eco-friendly than creating something new from it, this would not be true. Recasting steel requires an immense amount of energy and it’s often not financially viable – which explains why there are so many abandoned steel containers around the world. Another great advantage of a steel container home is that it can be constructed away from your land and then delivered, ready for moving in. This is ideal when there’s land available but unsuitable for construction – there may be many reasons for this. For instance, if the land doesn’t have any electricity, you couldn’t power your welder or power tools there. In such cases, you could convert a shipping container at a local workshop and then deliver the finished steel container back home to your plot of land.
People often opt to modify their steel container homes by having them modified at a local workshop, as this eliminates the need to make the container water tight right away. Converting from outside to inside requires that rain won’t seep inside; however, doing so inside means no immediate concern over making sure your container remains watertight. Steel container homes can be constructed quickly – one example being Diemen, Holland which boasts many popular tourist spots.
The local college needed to quickly build additional accommodation for its students. So they chose to construct 250 steel container homes from 250 containers. Modified in China and shipped to Amsterdam, five containers were stacked daily – meaning in less than 12 weeks they had successfully constructed 250 steel container homes! Why buy steel containers when you already have the walls, floor and ceiling for your home – simply apply insulation and decorate them!
On Amazon you’ll find an extensive selection of prefab tiny house designs. There are wood cabins, prefab tiny house kits, books, appliances and much more to explore!
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