When you think of housing or homes your mind immediately creates that idealistic picture of a brick home with a big yard, lots of green plants, a beautiful thick lawn, and a nice and big driveway. Your mind also automatically reminds you of what these beautiful and luxurious homes cost.
Luckily for you, times are changing and more and more people are starting to embrace alternative housing solutions and eco-friendly homes that are much more affordable to buy or build and a lot better for the environment to live in.
Here are a few smart and fun housing alternatives you can definitely consider if you are in the market for a new home;
1. Shipping Container Homes
These homes are at the tippy top of our list because when you create a container home you recycle empty containers that would otherwise pollute the environment and because these homes can be created in a number of different ways in order to save space. Here are a few shipping container homes you simply must check out. These homes will blow you away because they look so great and are so affordable to create.
2. Pallet Homes
By now you have probably seen quite a lot of interesting things that people create from recycled pallets. But did you know that you can construct a home from old pallets? Lots of creative people are building playhouses for kids, pet houses and even real homes from pallets as a cheaper housing solution.
3. Prefab Homes
Prefab homes can be built on your property in a matter of days and at a fraction of the cost of normal homes. These homes can even be constructed in advance off-site and can be dropped off on your property for an instant and very affordable housing solution.
4. Silo Homes
A silo home is a house that is made inside an old grain silo. When silos are modified into homes they offer the needed sheltering and these homes usually have the most interesting designs and looks.
5. Recycled Bottle Home
Recycled bottles are now used for a number of different things. People are using them to create pet shelters, barns, storage sheds, playhouses and some even use recycled plastic or glass bottles to build beautiful and interesting eco-homes.
6. Earthbag Homes
Earthbags are a handy alternative building solution that could help lots of people in need to find homes. These homes are constructed by piling lots of bags filled with sand and by covering these bags with a layer of concrete to seal and protect the bags. Earthbag homes can be created in a number of different designs and can be very beautiful and durable.
7. Bus House
Do you have an old school bus in your neighborhood? Old buses and RV’s are often turned into the most beautiful tiny houses and what is great about these homes is the fact that you can relocate your entire home whenever you please.
These homes come in all shapes, sizes, and designs and are usually 100% unique because they are made of all sorts of recycled products such as old window panels, doors, recycled bottles, earth bags, tires and much more.