THE EXPANDABLE CONTAINER HOUSE: A MODERNIZED HOME THAT’S SIMPLE TO BUILD
In recent years, across Australia, there has been a sweeping movement of smaller, more affordable, and sustainable housing alternatives. One such innovative dwelling that is becoming increasingly popular around the country is the expandable container house, an amazing, modern housing solution that combines style and comfort with affordability and sustainability. Offering extreme flexibility in design, customizability, and locatability, Panstellar Homes’ expandable container housing range can provide you with the small living style that’s perfect for you.
Expandable Container Houses, what are they?
Simply put, expandable container homes are shipping container frames which have been completely customised, so that once they are placed on-site in your chosen location, they can be expanded out into a comfortable small living layout. With plenty of flexibility regarding the interior design, you can opt for a more traditional house layout, or alternatively you can choose to completely fashion the interior as to your personal living style. As the structure is a basic shipping container, the infrastructure for transport and deployment is already in place for shipment by rail, ship, and truck to just about any location in the world.
How does the construction process work?
All of Panstellar Homes’ small housing range is completely prefabricated (also referred to as ‘prefab’), meaning that they are constructed off-site, before being assembled and installed onsite. This manoeuvrability and reduced construction time onsite optimises the construction process, and makes these expandable container homes easily accessible, ideal if you are in need of flexible arrangements. This system makes the acquisition of your house very easy, simply choose from the large and customizable range on offer, or talk to a professional about what the best fit for you is going to be. Then, once you have ordered and construction is finalised, your completed container house will be transported and delivered to your chosen location. Once set on its foundation, the container can then be easily expanded and set up to its final layout comparatively quickly.
Benefits and highlights of an Expandable Container House
As expandable container homes are becoming increasingly popular across the world, their design, functionality, and availability continue to develop and grow, constantly evolving to become suitable for an ever larger range of living requirements. While the idea of downsizing may seem daunting to some, there are many benefits to smaller living that often get overlooked. Expandable container houses provide a cost effective solution to the growing housing issue, with Panstellar homes offering financial freedom and an affordable alternative, without sacrificing any comfort or style. This cost-effective living style makes expandable homes perfect for families, retirees, and first home buyers. Another large benefit of downsizing your home is the reduced amount of maintenance needed for upkeep, as less space means less cleaning. The extremely flexible nature of expandable houses is a highlight of small living, with a wide range of customizable add ons, available both on or off the grid, and made to Australian housing standards. Expandable container homes also offer sustainability and are environmentally conscious.
How can buying small and prefab help to decrease your environmental impact?
By optimizing the construction process, Panstellar’s prefab expandable container homes have a lower environmental impact. Efficient design and production lessens how much waste ends up in landfill by using fewer resources, and lowers energy usage, as well as reducing carbon emissions by not having the large truck mileage that is required on a big construction site. This environmentally conscious approach to home construction provides a sustainable alternative to standard home ownership, maintaining a low carbon footprint without sacrificing living style. Another benefit of small homes is that they take up less space, meaning that you have more flexible requirements regarding land use, and leaving you able to strategically utilize smaller areas of land or leave room for other landscaping plans, making the most out of what you have.
A large range of uses
A true highlight of Panstellar Homes’ expandable container houses is their extensive and adaptable range of uses, suiting everything from individual and family living to shelter for emergency services. They can be used for retirees looking to downsize into something more manageable and affordable. They can be used as a cost effective start for first home buyers, including singles, couples, and even families. They can be used as an extension on your existing home, becoming an ideal study space or extra bedroom. Alternatively, they can be used as a rental dwelling, being absolutely perfect for holiday letting if you have some extra land and want to make some extra money, or even an Airbnb space. The ease and speed of installation mean they are perfect as shelter and temporary living for emergency services, or even to house refugees. And of course, the Panstellar expandable container houses can be easily customized to fit the needs of all these different housing situations.
Customizable features and highlights
Expandable container houses have a huge amount of customizable features and highlights to suit your every need, including:
- Multiple layouts, from one bedroom and toilet to four bedrooms and one toilet, or even three office rooms and one toilet.
- Multiple options for wall paneling and ceiling.
- Ceramic tiling for the bathroom.
- Wooden floor boards.
- Multiple options of aluminum windows and doors.
- Individual shower, toilet, and basin, or integrated bathrooms with all three.
- Multiple options for interior and exterior decoration.
- Stainless steel or marble kitchen.
- Optional terrace and gable roof.
- Solar panel system.
Expandable container houses can also be customized via modular combination to fit together, so that you can buy multiple container houses and expand them into one larger living area. They are also suitable for numerous terrains, including sandy, rocky, and hilly areas, and even sloping land, thanks to the customizable stilts. This flexibility makes them ideal for a large range of uses, including:
- Living area or family home.
- Medical center.
- Dormitory with optional solar panel system.
- Emergency centre with trailer for easy maneuverability.
Considering their modern design and style, extreme flexibility to suit your needs, affordability, and sustainability, the expandable container houses provided by Panstellar Homes are an amazing option for anyone looking to live a modern and comfortable lifestyle.