Building a home has become more and more expensive over the years. So, it’s no surprise that people have started to look for alternative and more affordable ways of building their forever home. One of the styles that is continuously growing in popularity is container homes.

While people agree that it’s a creative choice, you can’t support it without looking at both the pros and cons of building a container home.

The good news is that you don’t need to look for a list anymore, as we’ve got one right here!

Pros of building a container home

It’s cost-effective

Shipping containers are readily available and relatively inexpensive, which can help to reduce the cost of construction.

It’s durable

Container homes are built with strength and durability in mind meaning that they can withstand harsh weather conditions

They’re mobile

They are easy to transport and can be relocated quickly.

There’s less construction time needed

Small container homes can be built as quickly as three weeks!

There’s room for creativity

They offer a unique and modern aesthetic that allows room for customisation to suit the owner’s needs and preferences.

Cons of building a container home

Limited design options

Being made from shipping containers means that there is a limited range of sizes and dimensions that could limit design options.

Permitting issues

Depending on where you live, there may be strict regulations regarding the use of shipping containers as homes. This can make it difficult to get the necessary permits and approvals to build a container home.

Limited resale value

Because container homes are relatively new and not as common as traditional homes, they may not have the same resale value. This can make it difficult to sell a container home in the future.

Wigwam Self Storage can be extremely useful to you when building a container home. We can keep your tools and building materials safe, organised and out of the way, provide a secure place to store your belongings while your home is being built and keep your items that may not fit in your container home once it is completed.

We have a wide range of unit sizes to help make your building process smoother and more efficient, allowing you to focus on the construction of your new container home.

Contact us today for more information or visit our Personal Storage options to learn more!

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