Thinking Outside the Box and Inside the Container: During turbulent economic times and the pressure to live sustainably, the home buying market must welcome new solutions with an open mind. Alina Kulesh explores the concept of container homes and their fit in modern society. (The Genteel)
I, akin to you, couldn’t help the skepticism trickle into my mind at first introduction of the container concept. I realized that my initial skepticism and perhaps discomfort with this idea came from the very fact that a container home challenged conventional housing norms. I quickly caught myself falling into the trap of conventions and decided to focus on its brilliance.
People, as a species, are so talented. Not only did our kind get the idea to reuse such a hideous and simple structure, but our powerful minds and talented hands are able to create a space that is humbly beautiful. The container home is a small example as to why we should be in awe of our society.
On a personal note, I think a container home would make the perfect cottage. Steel, as an ancient resource, is both a juxtaposition and a compliment to natural surroundings. The clever design of a container home is built on the premise of making the most of natural elements, such as light and physical location.
The biggest question is: where do I put it?