Tiny Houses and Shipping Container Homes
The tiny house movement has grown exponentially in the last few years. No longer do people crave the large scale multi storey houses of yesteryear. Instead they seem to yearn for the simpler life, living in a home that provides their basic requirements and no more. Hence the increased availability of tiny houses and smaller homes under 1000 square feet. The most popular size of tiny house seems t be between 300 and 500 square feet as it provides a generous feeling of inside space, but still gives one the full sense of having everything you need in a home.
Another aspect to the tiny house market is the increasing use of shipping containers as homes. These are often available in used form for very little investment and yet they provide you with over 100 sq feet of space that also provides a good ceiling height. To replicate the same floor, wall, and ceiling height dimensions in a standard built home, you would be paying considerably more. Given the vast availability of containers in either 20 or 40 foot lengths, the creative DIY person can certainly create a decent new home project from a number of containers. Not only that, but when completed they can look nothing like the original, and many times they look very attractive and desirable as well as providing much more floor space for fewer dollars than building a house from scratch.