Could You Live in a Tiny Home?

As Florida residents are beginning to realize that their 5 bedroom homes are a little unnecessary, many are starting to contemplate downsizing. At New Generation Builders, we know that living in tiny homes can be a scary thought at first, but once you embrace it, we know you will see the benefits of living small. However, we are also aware that you may be wondering if you could handle living in a house less than 1,000 square feet.

Before making the drastic decision to downsize, consider these factors of living small:

  • If you love the outdoors, tiny homes will not be that bad, simply because you will get to spend so much time outside. All of our homes come with sliding glass doors, so you can open them up and enjoy the beautiful Florida weather!
  • Don’t worry about kids making a mess. When you live small, you will have much less clutter, and cleanup will be quick. There isn’t an option of leaving the mess in the living room until tomorrow, since the living room is also your dining room or bedroom.
  • Many people think that our tiny homes are just for single people living alone. But, there are plenty of advantages of living small with a family. You will get to foster much closer environments, since there are only so many rooms to sit in. Also, when confined to less than 1,000 square feet, arguments will be resolved much quicker.
  • When your mortgage and utility bills combined are less than some people’s rent, you will quickly be able to save money for the more important things in your life. In addition, it will be much easier to pay off your debt with such low monthly bills.
  • While you may dread spending an entire day cleaning your 5 bedroom Florida home, cleaning your smaller house will take an hour, tops. This leaves you with plenty of free time to enjoy doing the things you love!

At New Generation Builders, we know that tiny homes are not for everyone in Florida. But we also know that many people are pleasantly surprised by how much they enjoy living tiny! For more information, call us today at 800-759-4459.

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The Benefits of Tiny Homes

More and more Tampa residents are starting to realize the potential benefits of tiny homes. Ten years ago, everyone wanted to live in a 3,000+ square foot house; and yet, recently, the average square footage for new homes is around 1,500. This is no surprise to us at New Generation Builders. We have known for years the amazing benefits you will receive from “living tiny.” Some of the ones we hear about most often include:

  • Less expensive. Not only are they cheaper to build, but they are much less expensive to maintain as well. It will take much less energy to light it and for the AC to cool it, that your monthly bills could be less than $50! There is also a good chance that you will have little to no mortgage!
  • Unique. Long gone are the days of cookie cutter Tampa Bay suburbia! With a shipping container creation from New Generation Builders, you will enjoy have a unique home that you were able to completely customize.
  • Intimate. No matter if you live alone or with a family, one of the best benefits of tiny homes is how cozy and intimate they can feel. If you dread the time after dinner where each family member goes to a different room, this could be the perfect solution! And when you have less than 1000 square feet, you can’t stay mad at someone for long; your family will learn to forgive and forget.
  • Less cleaning. No one looks at a large home and gets excited about spending the entire day cleaning it. With a tiny home, cleaning can take less than an hour! Some shipping container homes residents can do the job in less than 20 minutes. This leaves plenty of extra time to do things you actually enjoy!

If these benefits of tiny homes sound like something you would enjoy, contact us today at New Generation Builders. For years our talented staff has been creating small homes for everyone from bachelors to families of four. Check out the gallery to see some of our past creations.

For more information, call New Generation Builders of Tampa Bay today at 800-759-4459.

Design Tips for Tiny Homes

More and more Florida residents are opting to sell their 3,000 square foot house to move into tiny homes. However, even more Floridians like the idea, but are unsure of how they will fit everything they need into a home that is less than 500 square feet.

New Generation Builders knows how many benefits there are to be gained from downsizing, and they want to share some of their favorite design tips:

  • Wall to floor storage. Not only will this break one room into two, but it allows for a lot more storage space. Opt for open storage, so you will always have a good reason to keep your shelves organized.
  • Don’t waste any space. Have some open wall space? Make that a workspace with a computer and desk light. Or, add some more shelves and make it a bookshelf.
  • Bathroom storage. Not enough room for storage in the bathroom is one of the top complaints of people in tiny homes. Use narrow shelves to storage items, and invest in nice looking canisters to hold smaller items.
  • Don’t be afraid of multipurpose rooms. Whether it’s a living room that has a pull out bed or a bedroom that is an office during the day; designed correctly, multipurpose rooms can work perfectly and look great!
  • Keep it light. Using both natural sunlight and lighter color hue will make a room seem larger and more open. New Generation Builders installs floor to ceiling windows in the form of sliding glass doors so you can enjoy the Florida sun all day long!
  • Be creative! Look around and see what space isn’t being utilized. The key to not having clutter is giving each item a specific place. This way, everything is easy to clean and organize.

With the creativity and help of New Generation, more Florida residents are making the switch to live in tiny homes. These new designs offer monthly utility savings and a smaller carbon footprint; as long as you can stay organized, you will love your new home!

Call New Generation Builders today for more information at 800-759-4459.

Could You Go to Work in a Storage Container Building?

If you’ve been hired to work for a company that is based out of a storage container building, or you’re considering building one to start your own Georgia-based business, the first thing you need to ask yourself is, could I go to work in a tiny office every day?

This sustainable building design has become popular in the U.S. because of its eco-friendly materials, energy-efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. Just because we live in a society with a “bigger is better” mentality doesn’t mean we can’t think small sometimes. Without sacrificing the quality of work produced, these units can help you get back to business basics while providing numerous benefits.

What Are The Benefits Of A Tiny Office?

Some people have a difficult time visualizing themselves working in a storage container building, but there are a number of benefits to these workspaces.

  • Reputation—A company immediately shows off its reputation by choosing to exist in a shipping container. These structures show a business’s commitment to sustainability, which can draw in like-minded customers and clients.
  • Eco-friendly—Smaller workspaces mean smaller environmental footprints. The resources required to build the units are considerably less than traditionally sized office buildings, and the cost to maintain the spaces long term is much cheaper because they are well-insulated and require less energy.
  • Savings—Georgia can get brutally hot in the summer months, but with a tiny office, the cost of air conditioning is considerably cheaper than standard offices. The less money that is spent on energy costs, the more profit can be spent on salaries, employee incentives, and other things.
  • Easy to maintain—When you have less space, you have fewer spots for clutter to build up. Of course, you’ll have to get creative with storage ideas, but at least cleaning will be a much quicker process.
  • Safety—Storage container buildings are sturdy and can withstand the harshest Georgia weather much better than conventional building structures. These units are made to be carried on ships for long periods of time, so they are more resistant to flooding and harsh hurricane winds. Because they were also originally designed to stack on top of each other, they are also more resistant to trees that fall on them and structural rot that traditional buildings see over time.

Why Choose New Generation Builders?

Looking at all the benefits storage container buildings provide, could you see yourself working in one? If so, call New Generation Builders today at (800) 759-4459. With more than ten years of experience servicing all of Georgia and designing the perfect work spaces for those interested in the benefits of repurposed cargo vessels, the team will have what you need.

Why Tiny Living in Florida Just Makes Sense

Everyone would probably agree that a home is not simply a house—there are other factors involved that actually make it a home. From the people you share it with to the way you decorate it, your home is generally a reflection of your lifestyle and values. And with more people today than ever before showing an interest in going green and living sustainably, it’s no wonder why tiny living has become so popular, not only in Florida, but throughout America.

People all over the world are realizing our responsibility to reduce our carbon footprint for the benefit of the planet as a whole. And while there are many ways to do this, making the switch to a tiny home is one of the best and has the largest impact. Typically constructed using steel shipping containers, the prominence and popularity of using tiny homes for a living and/or working space is redefining the meaning of “less is more.”

Eco-friendly, Sustainable, and Affordable

Though shipping container homes can be used for temporary purposes, such as vacation rentals or temperature-controlled storage, they can also be permanent living structures. Whether it is for a bachelor pad near the beach, a get-a-way office in the woods, or a fully-customized home in your current neighborhood, these solutions of tiny living in Florida offer a multitude of benefits.

Because they are built from accessible and inexpensive materials, the process of building a tiny house results in significantly less costs than a traditional home does. In addition, the costs to heat/cool and power the unit from month to month are unparalleled.

To Florida residents who are just now hearing about the tiny living movement, the idea of permanently living in a space that measures 20’ by 8’ seems crazy—impossible, even. But the more people learn about the many advantages of doing so, the more they are jumping on-board with the idea and considering it as a viable option for themselves.

Because these multi-purpose homes don’t allow for unnecessary clutter, tiny home occupants benefit from efficient and functional living quarters that are easy to maintain and custom-designed to meet their specific needs—without excessive and frivolous add-ons.

Tiny Houses in Florida

Tiny living is certainly not for everyone. But for many people in Florida, it is a dream come true, because what these units lack in space, they make up for in convenience and flexibility. Without feeling tied down by the time and financial burdens of keeping up with the hidden traps of maintaining a traditional home, they are free to spend more time, money, and energy focusing on things they truly enjoy—like traveling.

If you are interested in learning more about tiny living in Florida, or want to get a consultation for having your own custom shipping container home built, give New Generation Builders a call today at 800-759-4459.

Shipping Container Homes FAQs

Although more and more people in Georgia are realizing the endless benefits of shipping container homes, they are still a relatively new idea to some. At New Generation Builders, we are a premier company based in Florida that strongly believes in creating durable, quality living and working spaces for people which allow them to live sustainably—without breaking the bank.

Instead of just reiterating how reliable, convenient and eco-friendly shipping container homes are, we want to get down to the specifics of their benefits to help people understand exactly why these products are well worth investing in.

What are they used for?

Shipping container homes in Georgia, and all throughout the United States, can be used for many purposes—from permanent housing and vacation homes to extra working or storage space. At New Generation, we even offer commercial container buildings! Because these are modular in shape, they can be stacked on top of one another, as well as along sides, to make them as big and complex as necessary. Some of our container homes have been used for:

  • Mobile showrooms
  • Trade booths
  • Guest houses
  • Mother-in-law cabins
  • Lounges
  • Work and office space
  • Climate controlled storage
  • Vacation homes/rentals

What makes them different? Why are they so reliable?

These shipping containers are designed to support an excess of 50,000 pounds in cargo. Because they are made from steel, they are fire and bug proof, as well as weather resistant—which is important for Georgia residents dealing with harsh weather conditions! These units are built to be fully insulated with heating and cooling elements, complemented by windows and sliding glass doors for natural sunlight and a more spacious feel.

Are they cheaper?

These shipping container homes are built using the storage containers used to transport cargo to and from manufacturers overseas. Once they are in the U.S. and emptied, they actually end up just sitting there, wasting space, since shipping them back empty, or melting them down to scrap pieces, actually costs more money and energy.

Because they are built so structurally sound and sealed, they don’t leave any room for energy to escape—which can end up saving you a significant amount of money on your monthly energy and utility bills. Not to mention that heating, cooling, and powering your shipping container home costs a lot less than a traditional home in Georgia because you have less space to deal with.

Not only do these homes allow you to save money on maintenance costs, they also generally cost less to build because the materials used are easily accessible and affordable.

At New Generation Builders, we offer a standard 20’ x 8’ unit, which comes with everything including a kitchen, bathroom, and living room, for as low as $39,500, as well as a 40’ unit, with even more space, for as low as $57,500. We also can create completely custom designed Georgia shipping container homes built to adhere to your specific needs. Some of our products have been featured on Fox 13 News.

To get a quote, or for more information, give us a call today. You can also take a look through our gallery to see some of the previous units we’ve built.

Tiny Living in Florida

For people who are unfamiliar with the Tiny Living movement, the idea of buying, let alone living in, a shipping container house may seem unappealing—to the say the least. But as more people learn about the many benefits of living in tiny homes, the more investments are being made in container home real estate. Now there is even a television show about it, Tiny House Nation.

Not only are these homes eco-friendly and affordable for additional space, whether that to be to live in, work at, or use for storage, but they are also significantly simpler and quicker to build than traditional Florida homes.

So, What is Tiny Living?

This movement, also known as the “small house movement” was sparked by a desire to downsize by minimizing (and simultaneously maximizing) the way they live. Although the physical spaces may be smaller, every square foot of property built serves a functional purpose. While they may not be expansive in size, they are abundant in their practicality and use.

From vacation homes and rentals, to permanent work offices and cabins, these shipping container units have become both temporary solutions and permanent installments of real estate property for many Florida occupants.

Many people have hopped onboard with this movement for economical or financial reasons, though a great many have enjoyed the freedom and flexibility that can accompany such a change. With tiny living, you can escape debt of buying a traditional piece of real estate, or maintained costs for taking care of a space that you don’t necessarily need or use. The stress of trying to keep up with a large home you don’t need can be exhausting in itself—not just on your bank account but on your mentality and energy levels! People interested in tiny living can downsize their homes to as little as 100 square feet—without having to sacrifice comfort!

Benefits of Tiny Homes in Florida

To be considered a tiny house, typically the units have to be less than 1,000 square feet. The designs are versatile, with many containing lofts along with large, sliding glass doors. They can be multi-level and typically include all the same varying rooms as a traditional home: kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, etc. Because they are significantly less expensive to build, heat, cool, and maintain, they are an ideal investment for people on a budget.

Tiny living encourages a lifestyle absent of useless clutter and chaos by promoting intentional and conscious ways of existing. For example, most of the furniture installed in these tiny houses serves multi-functional purposes, such as a couch that turns into a bed, or a table that doubles as a storage unit.

To learn more about tiny living in Florida, or to schedule a consultation with the industry leaders for building storage container homes, give New Generation Builders a call today at 800-759-4459.