You will want to take a closer look at this 10 square meter shipping container home prototype with a mezzanine floor. Steel containers are an economical way to get the extra space or the tiny home you need. This blue shipping container studio has one bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen area, living area with a bed underneath a mezzanine floor. It is hard to believe that all this fits in just 100 square feet. If this shipping container home appeals to you, there is an ebook you can purchase with the design.
This book includes guidelines, photos, diagrams, hyperlinks, and tips to provide an overview of the building process, dimensions, and building materials used in the construction and fit-out of the container home as featured on Living Big in a Tiny House, Treehugger.com, and Jetsongreen.com. This is an insightful configuration of a small house build with great hints on what to and what not to do for your tiny house design. This prototype shipping container studio design is a nice parent/child/grandchild project to illustrate alternatives to conventional housing. The ebook presents a firm foundation to get you thinking through the stages of a build in a logical time-saving way.
People are waking up to the reality of unaffordable housing, increasing costs of living, depleting natural resources, and working long hours in stressful jobs, realizing that there is more to life than working to pay a mortgage. They are also realizing that surrounding themselves with costly possessions, working 80 hour weeks just to pay the bills, and sacrificing valuable family and leisure time is not the way they want to live. It’s no wonder the world is fast embracing the concept of small house living. Small house designs, including shipping container homes, are taking off around the world.
Living in a steel container home provides safety and security, is affordable with minimal maintenance and ongoing running costs, allows you to work and stress less, have more disposable income, no credit card debt, and depending on the size of your shipping container home, complete your housework in under 15 minutes. Living and owning a shipping container home ultimately leaves more time and money to do the things you love such as traveling, pursuing hobbies, volunteer work, and spending time with friends and family. Spending less on your housing needs can reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the laborers of life reduce themselves.
If you are looking into one of the 1 or 2 bedroom models of shipping container homes but are worried about resale, the good news is that you shouldn't be. Tiny homes are more popular than ever before, and people are looking for different housing options. Today there are more single people than ever before, couples are holding off till later in life to have children (if at all) and the baby boomer generation are entering retirement. Add this to the unaffordability of housing and you have increased demand for smaller dwellings, making 1 and 2 bedroom homes more in demand.
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