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Industry experts weigh in on Benefits of Shipping Containers

James Barron is with, a top place to visit for information on the many, many different types and styles of garden rooms, from budget DIY examples to luxury, high-end versions that are designed and built for you. He notes “Container homes are one of the best ways to build a tiny home. Not only are they relatively inexpensive, but they are unlikely to rust and decay, unlike stick frame homes. Also, container homes are an extremely modern style that is very attractive right now!

During the covid lockdowns, containers were easily used for home offices and rooms in the garden to escape the family, often as she sheds and man caves.”

Zac Houghton from Loftera, a company offering construction, renovation and interior services to local clients with accurate pricing information for most home improvement jobs since 2017, shares, “Container living is a trend that plays off the popularity of green architecture and the micro-apartment movement, but it doesn't have to be a sacrifice. These homes are not meant for everyone, but for those passionate about eco-living and homesteading, a container house offers a lot of big benefits in a small package. Small living in container houses is practical, inexpensive, and sustainable. Using shipping

containers as the basic building block, container houses provide affordable

shelter with modern everyday conveniences.”


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