The ultimate guide to shipping container homes and their benefits

Shipping containers are steel structures that are purposely designed and constructed for the shipping of all kinds of things. These structures are made with great emphasis being given to their attributes as secure containers that will provide maximum protection for any cargo that will be ferried in them. As such, shipping containers are made to be very tough to protect any luggage from within from damage by any external forces.

Luggage within a steel shipping container cannot be easily destroyed by shock forces from outside. The stuff inside is also greatly protected from weather elements such as rain, snow, sun, and wind. The steel containers are also greatly fortified against any forceful breakages.

Shipping containers are huge and they have a lot of room within them. The standard shipping containers are 6 or 12 meters long. The height of these boxes can be around 8 feet 6 inches tall. This is large room for carrying a lot of luggage at one go.

The above features led to the shipping containers being considered as ideal places where human beings could live in. Shipping containers are secure enough and they are large enough.

Shipping containers have proved to be very good shelters especially for people in remote places. People such as miners and engineers who need to work in remote places on temporary basis find the shipping container very convenient. A shipping container home does not take long to be established. All one needs to do is to carry the shipping container and placing it on the desirable spot.

Once one needs to move on to another spot, all one needs to do is again find the necessary transportation to carry the shipping container to the new spot. As such, a lot of time and building expenses are saved when using shipping container homes.

Shipping container homes are not very luxurious homes although today people are finding ways of modifying them and making very plush homes. One of the major challenges that people might find in using shipping container homes is the issue of room within the container. Although we have said the container is quite large, it is not quite as roomy as ordinary houses can be.

As such, when using a shipping container home one has to be frugal in space utilization. One has to be careful in only investing in space economizing items. In such a house one might have to forego the idea of having a washing machine since this is a device that takes up a lot of space whereas one could do without it.

One can however still have a washing machine but instead invest in the small sized washing machine models. One might also want to avoid investing in other huge kitchen appliances and have smaller appliances that will still effectively provide the necessary services. It is also not wise to invest in very large appliances since only a few people can comfortable live in a shipping container.


Proper management for our houses to provide suitable desirable homes

Homes like our bodies need to be given proper attention when it comes to maintenance. The house is a very important facility for the livelihood and wellbeing of the human being. For one, the human being is not a very hardy creature and he depends a lot on the house or shelter for protection against adversities.

Some of the adversities that our homes and our houses protect us from include adversities due to weather. The weather contains instances when the temperature is very low. Unlike wild animals, mankind does not have thick skins or hides to insulate his body from the cold. As such mankind needs a house or shelter to provide the necessary refuge from cold. Man also needs a proper shelter to protect him from falling snow, rain, hot direct sunlight, and strong winds.

Apart from protection from weather, mankind also needs protection from wild animals and from hostile people who might harm him. The home also provides protection for people’s property.

In today’s day and age, the home has increasingly become important as a place of refuge for people. People not only use houses to shelter from the above mentioned adversities but they also use houses as places where they can find refuge for troubled minds.

After a hectic day, which is the norm for many, people usually rush back to their homes where they can finally rest and just relax without any worry in the world. The home is the place where people feel most comfortable in and they do not have to be conscious about their actions in regards of other people or other authorities.

When we fall sick, apart from the health facilities, the home is where we long to be. The home provides the sick with the best environment to recuperate from.

Due to the great importance of the home, it is important to ensure that the home is always in the best condition to provide these important conveniences. A home should for example made to be as comfortable as possible. For example, homes should be fitted with air conditioners to help keep the temperatures and air in the house as pleasant as possible.

There are houses that are usually prone to humidity. Humidity can not only make for an uncomfortable house but it can also lead to negative health implications and the destruction of property due to mold and mildew. In such cases one can have a whole house dehumidifier that will ensure that the humidity issue is well managed to provide a pleasant and safe home.

On the same issue of safety, houses should also have the necessary safety features especially in homes where there are infants or the elderly. For example, floors should not be very slippery and high places should have the necessary safety features to prevent falls.

A major safety concern for many people today is the issue of asbestos. Asbestos is an element that can be used in building materials. It is however a very dangerous element that can initiate all kinds of health problems including cancer. As such, home owners should ensure that they carry out thorough asbestos checks to ensure that their houses are free of this dangerous element.

Living as a single man I was able to save a lot on my expenses

When I was single I was able to make great savings on expenses. I could be able to live a very frugal life because I was the only party concerned. When living with others, it can however become quite challenging to impose some of the principles that you would wish for.

For example, when I was living as a single man just after college, I did not have any major preferences for where I lived. So long as the place was near where I worked and the conditions were manageable I was comfortable. As such I ended living in a crammed dingy studio apartment that never had any sunlight. This was however not a bother since I was seldom in the house anyway.

The compactness of the house was a plus for me since I did not have to buy a lot of furniture to fill up the house. I was not earning a lot of money than and the little money I was making I wanted to be very choosy in how I spent it. In the house, the main furniture items were my wardrobe, a bed, a bedside cabinet, and a small dressing table. I also had a small coffee table and for a couch I had a futon. I could convert the futon into a bed whenever I had a guest to spend the night.

At the corner of the studio apartment I had reserved some space for my kitchen. The kitchen had very few essentials. Only things that were very essential in fixing my meals. The meals that I prepared were also meals that were as cost effective as possible.

The house did not need much energy for air conditioning. This is because it was a small confined area and I did not have any problems with draughts. The only problem was the humidity. But I did not mind it. I actually realized that the house was actually quite humid when I noticed mold on some of my belongings.

To heat up water for the shower the house had an electric tankless water heating system. This system is much more cost effective as compared to the boiler system.

During those days I was able to save a lot of money which I could use on other things such as vacations and I could even afford to treat myself to extravagant dinners every once in a while.

After I got married, I realized that this lifestyle was quite difficult to uphold while living with someone else. For starters, I had to move from my small house and I had to get a bigger apartment for me and my wife. This was a massive increase in my expenditure.

The house also came with other additional costs such as energy costs. I needed to spend more money on heating, lighting, and on gas. I also stopped being in charge of what I ate and now my wife was the authority over what we ate. She is not as sensitive as I am when it comes to food and costs.