How great could it be to build a beautiful modular home using shipping container construction that is affordable, durable and movable? Imagine building an effective and efficient container construction home and putting the cost savings over conventional building into a retirement account for your future financial freedom. You might be asking what is a container construction house and how will it help me be more financially free so read further to learn more. Most houses people buy in a city or town turn out not to be the great long term investment they hoped for. Conventional homes can be a money pit draining dollars for construction, mortgage, maintenance, repairs, taxes and utilities. In our current turbulent times one must also consider career, family, health, job, marital status and lifestyle moves and re-locations. There are better options and ways to live a Dream Life as shown in this Living Big In a Tiny House video so consider container construction.  We plan to build some in our Belize Eco Village.

Many homes are being built with low cost labor and builder grade materials that can cause the owners big bucks in the near future. It is possible to get the benefits of a shipping container, modular house and tiny house combined into one great home. Using shipping container construction combined with modern modular design you can enjoy the benefits of amazing affordability, designed durability, energy efficiency, plug and play versatility and proven portability for a better and healthier lifestyle.

Container House

It is possible to get the benefits of a shipping container, modular house and tiny house combined into one great home. Photo by Michael Morningstar.

Most built on site conventional homes start out with many design flaws that are excessive and expensive. Container construction offers eco friendly housing and a transportable innovation. With computer automated design capabilities LEED architects, designers and engineers can create innovative plans which will result in minimal energy, maintenance and repair issues in the future.   Shipping container construction can integrate green building efficiency with homes that are modern, modular and movable. Today we can implement the ideas, information and innovations for creatively designed  homes that can be transported and relocated as our desires and needs change. A container home can be built and designed for 100+ years of practical use with minimal maintenance and upkeep. The global economy, energy issues and environmental concerns are forcing us to rethink better building options. Since a house is usually the largest single investment most people will ever make why not build a better habitat that will provide the perfect place for you and generations to come.

When you decide to build for durability, efficiency, longevity and quality a container modern, modular and movable house is a smart choice. With container construction, proper planning and quality workmanship a home could easily last over a hundred years and be there for future generations. By avoiding the use of harmful chemicals and toxins and furnishing it with natural and renewable building materials we insure our happiness and health long term. Eco friendly container modular homes can help provide quality accommodations with a lower carbon footprint and price long term.

Container House Bathroom

Photo by Michael Morningstar.

Many apartments, condos, houses, modular homes, prefabs, small houses, townhomes and trailer homes could be built and designed using container conservation construction and mobile modern modular sections to look nice and last longer. People are spending a fortune on a place to live and may end up buying, selling and moving several times during a lifetime. It is a major financial waster of energy, money, resources and time to repeatedly buy, sell and move. Imagine how great it would be if you could just buy a container modular unit with the contents inside and ship the entire unit to a new location. By placing more focus and importance on building homes with affordability, durability, eco friendly, efficiency, functionality and sustainability in mind the logical conclusion is prefabricated shipping container modular homes make sense. A simple solution to much of our housing crisis is to build small homes and use movable containers and modular units.  This information is intended to help educate, inspire and motivate people to look at shipping container construction and modular movable home units for eco friendly housing as an integral part of their identity and lifestyle.

Bricks & Sticks Builders Beware

Large house

Too many people fantasize about owning a big fancy house and end up slowly killing themselves to pay for and maintain it.

Old fashion bricks and sticks houses with big bills, big mortgages and big price tags are not eco friendly and sustainable. Too many people fantasize about owning a big fancy house and wind up in deep debt to pay for and maintain it. Too many people are wasting their money on lower quality and high cost homes that are hazardous to the owners health. People in the US and many developed countries are becoming a slave to their home, maintenance and mortgage payments. Most homes start falling apart long before it is paid off and often turns out to be a poor investment long term. The financial drain robs people of their financial freedom and future retirement. I have written previously about the environmental, financial and health hazards of US housing.

Most bricks and sticks builders get buy with a lack of quality materials combined with outdated building methods and standards which results in homes today that are not built or designed to last 100+ years. As a result they will cost the owner a fortune in excess energy, maintenance and repairs over the life of the house and owner.

While many people have been brainwashed and hypnotized  into believing the marketing hype many smart people are waking up to discover there are better building alternatives. When we invest the energy, money and time to educate our selves and demand better conservation construction and design standards we find a myriad of new choices. The last two years of research and travel for better eco building practices has helped me gain great ideas, insights and inspiration for developing and designing container and modular homes for our Belize Eco Village.

Container Construction Homes

As more people discover and invest in shipping container construction and sustainable solutions for modern, modular and movable homes and mobile lifestyle the global economy and environment will improve. A lack of awareness about container construction and sustainable building prevents people from creating a more eco friendly, prosperous and sustainable economy. As more people understand the benefits of building and living in well designed container, modular and prefab homes they will discover the benefits over conventional homes that impact their finances, health and lifestyle.

Container Home

Make It Modular Homes shares highlights as to what can be done with converting se containers into living quarters.

There are proven principles for building better buildings and a big need in the US for education on eco friendly, efficient, green and sustainable housing. The best way to get educated and excited about shipping container construction and modular homes is to learn directly from the experts. Currently a surplus of used shipping containers makes shipping container construction a viable option for many eco minded people looking to transition to a smaller footprint and sustainable lifestyle. Make It Modular shares highlights as to what can be done with converting se containers into living quarters. The information and videos on MA Modular with many years of building and design experience is impressive and inspiring. The VIPP shelter is another stellar example of what can be done to create a small shelter and terrific tiny house.

Our blog offers simple strategies to help people embrace sea shipping container conservation construction to provide quality housing around the globe. As we do our homework to understand the real long term cost for outdated sticks and bricks houses we quickly realize it is essential to embrace shipping container conservation construction and modern modular movable houses in many developed countries. While Compressed Earth Block housing is a great first choice containers offer modern, modular and movable housing as a great alternative in the right circumstances and locations. Converting sea shipping containers into affordable, durable, energy efficient and movable housing may be a great option for many people.

Healthy Habits & Habitats

In 2017 Morningstar NEWS will focus 50% on Healthy Habits and 50% on Healthy Habitats and Sustainable Systems. As we research and role model proven principles for our future Belize Eco Village and wellness center we are eager to share the wisdom we find. Our vision is attracting a wide variety of conscious and passionate people to help design, build and live in our eco friendly, healthy and sustainable community. Being healthy as we invest, live, retire, travel, visit and work results from a happy, healthy and heavenly lifestyle. We invite ideas, insights and inspiration to help us focus on planning and progress. Sharing solutions, strategies, suggestions and systems will help all of us design and develop better eco communities.

Where is Your Gap?

What actions, behaviors, beliefs and decisions regarding your habits and habitats are impacting your happiness and health? What will it take to better protect your family from the health hazards of unhealthy homes that hold people hostage for 30 years or more? Does investing in shipping container construction as a healthy habitat interest you to investigate the potential? Your investment of energy, money and time will help you join the Transition Towns movement and network for environmentally friendly and sustainable living.

Mastery Action Plan (MAP)

Our daily habits and habitats impact our happiness and health. There is a wealth of wisdom showing the benefits of building with containers as a healthy habitat and wise choice. What are you willing to do to provide your self and family with a simpler and more sustainable housing choices? Creating a healthy habitat code of conduct and mastery action plan will enhance the quality of life now and in the future. We cannot sustain our happiness and health without healthy changes and choices. Are you ready to de-clutter and down size your old habitat to build an eco dream tiny house that is modern and movable? Learn more creative ideas using shipping container construction to provide a comfortable and sustainable housing option.

Call to Action

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