Condo living in the city has increased tenfold in the last decade and people are living in less space than they used to. This challenges what we used to think about traditional housing and it is a change for the better. A lower carbon footprint is a modern buzzword but what is it really, and what can we do? At Dwell Containers we have a solution.
By reducing the amount of space we live in, we lower the requirements for building, sustaining, heating and cooling. By constructing with recycled material (a steel shipping container instead of wood) and controlling the use and waste of materials, we lessen the environmental impact.
We can incorporate off-grid technologies to decrease our dependence on mass produced electricity, heating oil & gas, and wasteful water consumption. All of these things come down to personal choices – what are you willing to do to improve the lives of everyone else who shares this planet. It starts with ideas, becomes a movement, and hopefully some day we will look back and wonder why people were so wasteful “back when we were kids”.
WHY DWELL CONTAINERS??
Before you ask that question let us tell you our WHYS.
These are the reasons WHY we are so passionate about our company.
With the average price of a home in Toronto above a million dollars many of us wonder if our children will ever own a home. They need affordable options other than condos in the city core.
Most people living in larger homes utilize a fraction of the space, using 2 or 3 rooms in their day to day lives. The waste of heating, cooling and maintaining that space hurts the environment and the bottom line. Many people are realizing this and downsizing.
Several Dwell Containers could fit on the average suburban building lot. Rooftop area can be used for patios, gardens, even lawns. Containers are designed to stack. Multiple dwellings can occupy the same footprint.
Think Green! We do, and it’s at the heart of every Dwell Container – recycling a metal box, saving conventional materials and natural resources. We adhere to green building principles and standards. We promote and incorporate green renewable technologies like solar power.
We believe in a better future. We believe we can repair the ecosystem and live better. We believe in community. We believe in less house and more home.
Know more about advantages of shipping containers here.