Mediaworks looks at why moving into a shipping container home may be an innovative solution to the housing crisis
UK housing prices continue to rise. In June 2022, the average price to buy a property was £294,845, a record high since 2004. This is challenging prospective homeowners to think of innovative solutions to the housing crisis – and we might have just the option for you.
Here, we’ll take a look at some of the reasons why moving into your own shipping container home could be the best thing you’ll ever do.
A cost-effective alternative to traditional homes
Storage container homes are a cost-effective alternative to traditional homes. On average, you can buy a storage container home for anywhere between £40,000 to £80,000. These will come fitted with your usual amenities, such as electricity and running water.
In comparison to the amount of money you would have to invest to buy your own traditional brick house, this is an unprecedented saving.
You can even build your own storage container home from scratch. If you’re an experienced site manager, it would be a walk in the park. In fact, a mother-of-two from Surrey made her dream a reality with recycled storage containers. She has built her own unique home in the mountainside all for £52,000.
So not only can you save money on building your dream home, but you can also work towards reusing discarded materials. Who wouldn’t want to save the environment one storage container at a time?
An opportunity to create your own unique home
Homes reflect our own personal style. They are an opportunity to create unique spaces, whether you’re a fan of minimalism or maximalism.
Storage container homes allow you to think outside of the box. These are as much of a blank canvas as you’re ever going to get. You can be as creative as your heart desires, building a complex out of multiple units or keeping it simple with one.
So, if you’re eager to experiment with modern exteriors and chic interiors, storage containers might be the perfect real estate option.
Shipping container homes are portable
Storage container homes are portable. They can be transported to anywhere in the country, giving free-spirited people the freedom to live on their own terms.
You might choose to live off-grid. This has multiple benefits, such as boosting your mental and physical health, as well as encouraging you to be better for the environment. If you’re not dependent on the national grid, you’d be more inclined to use sustainable energy resources, after all.
The freedom to choose your future is empowering. Whether you’re ready to settle down surrounded by nature or refuse to be cemented to one place, a storage container can fulfil your every wish.
Storage container homes are here to stay. Even if the housing market crashes, the price of buying one will still be lower than a traditional house. Equally, they will still appear unique and give you the flexibility to live life the way you’ve always desired. And what more could you want?
Mediaworks is a Housing Digital Stakeholder that delivers a range ofservices across SEO, PPC, web dev, brand, content and digital PR. The rapidly growing agency currently has 190 staff across its six offices in Newcastle, Leeds, Edinburgh, Manchester, London and as MWi in Dublin.
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