Your research may have already told you that container homes are a smart investment and better for the environment, but we know that making the commitment to start building can feel intimidating.
Many factors have to be in place to begin a successful project. So, before you get cold feet, let's address the major areas of concern to ease your uncertainty about building with containers.
"Is this really a good idea?"
You'll be happy to know that shipping container homes are growing in demand. The container/tiny home phenomenon is getting more popular by the minute. 56% of Americans say they are interested in tiny homes and the market is expected to grow by $5.8 billion by 2024 1 2. Container homes maintain a very high resale value (100% and up) and since they an be easily moved, that makes them attractive to potential buyers who can have their units delivered with ease.
"Is it even possible to build with containers in my area?"
Laws are changing to allow ADUs, small build communities, and to reduce costs for green builds. With California leading the way, many states are pushing state-wide changes to the outdated zoning laws enacted early in the 20th century. Zoning is the #1 reason why people give up on container homes. Laws are changing rapidly and coupled with the sustainability features of the Inflation Reduction Act, shipping container homes will be much more affordable and accepted nation wide. 3 4 Plus, we're zoning experts and are here to help with any zoning questions you may have.
"Are container homes worth the price?"
Three words: Return On Investment. When it comes to financing a container home, the return on your investment has potential to be very quick. Use our ROI calculator found on this page to see how quickly you will increase your passive income. To get an idea as to how many days you could rent out your units, do a quick research of your area and size home on AirBnB or VRBO. You can check rental calendars and daily rental costs.
"Okay fine, are container homes worth the price for reasons other than ROI?"
Quick Build Time. Low Maintenance. Structural Integrity.
S.I. Container Builds prioritizes quick production time without compromising quality. We build and deliver units in as little as 8 weeks. This means you can start collecting your rental income faster! Units also require little to no maintenance to stand against the test of time and extreme weather - one of the many perks of building with steel.
Still unsure? Let's chat. We know that everyone's situation can be different. Often times, we can alleviate your concerns about zoning, financing and/or timeline with a phone call. Reach out! footnotes 1 https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200930005634/en/Global-Tiny-Homes-Market---Actionable-Research-on-COVID-19-Growing-Expenditure-on-Cost-efficient-Homes-to-Boost-the-Market-Growth-Technavio 2 https://www.ipx1031.com/america-ideal-tiny-home-tiny-office/ 3 https://shelterforce.org/2022/05/16/going-statewide-to-boost-adu-development/ 4 https://www.hok.com/news/2022-08/7-ways-the-inflation-reduction-act-will-impact-the-building-sector/