Many people believe the adage that says, “less is more,” which is probably one of the reasons why the number of tiny homes in Florida is on the rise. Also known as “shipping container homes,” these modern houses are becoming so popular that their owners have created what has come to be known as the “Tiny House Movement.”
Taking up less than 500 square feet, they are constructed with steel shipping containers and used for a variety of purposes: offices, homes, guest houses, etc. They are stacked on top of one another (up to 9) and weigh about 60,000lbs each—making them one of the most durable and stable forms of housing.
Whether you are looking for a new vacation house, additional office space, or just a reasonably priced yet comfortable place to live, these container homes may be just what you are looking for.
Benefits of Tiny Homes in Florida
You don’t need to consider yourself a minimalist or environmentalist to reap the many benefits of these houses. There are a number of advantages that make shipping container homes such a popular choice for Floridians, including:
- More affordable than traditional homes
- Easier to maintain
- Multipurpose use
- Innovative and custom designs
- Efficiency and functionality
- Comfort of full electricity and plumbing
- Support sustainable living
Another reason these Florida tiny homes are becoming so popular is because they, essentially, come flood-resistant. Of course, windows and doors are added based on the specific designs of the owner, but in a place that is all too familiar with hurricanes and tropical storms, having a home that is constructed of steel is quite effective.
As elegant as they are functional, these tiny homes provide people with the ability to design their own homes based on their specific needs and interests. They provide people across America with a new, innovative way to live small without sacrificing comfort and security.
At New Generation Builders, we know there are millions of shipping containers in the U.S. that are not being used. It is wasteful, especially at a time when so many people are interested in acquiring new real estate and extending their property. We repurpose these steel units to create eco-friendly and resourceful means of beautiful housing for people, and have been doing so successfully for over 10 years.
If you are interested in learning more about these Florida tiny homes, give us a call today and we will be happy to answer all your questions!