- Use efficient light bulbs
You need a source of light during the night, right? Use energy-saving bulbs as they are affordable and save up to 85% energy compared to traditional fluorescent bulbs.
- Use local building materials
When building a container home, you need a foundation and a roof. The foundation helps keep the container house off the ground and prevents it from sinking into the soil. In addition, the shade offers the container roof protection from extreme weather. When building the foundation and the roof, utilise local building materials.
- Use eco-friendly insulation
The materials you use to insulate your container can make a massive difference to the environment. Use insulations that are eco-friendly such as straw, cotton and hemp. You can use straws for your wall insulation.
- Install solar panels
Depending on where you live, a solar system can save you an impressive amount of money from your electricity bill. To get the maximum benefit from the solar panel, install them facing the sun without too much shade.
- Have a garden
Create a compost pile in your garden. Instead of throwing organic waste in a bin, you can dispose of it in the compost pit. Organic waste includes vegetable and fruit peels. For the plastic waste, you can recycle it.
If you don't have adequate space for the compost pit, you can create a compost bin. Once the scraps have rotten, you have rich compost that can sprinkle on your plants and trees. In addition, you can easily grow your own food in the garden when you have a compost bin or pile.
You will have to save a considerable amount of carbon dioxide emission and consume fresh food simultaneously.
If you’re looking to build your dream shipping container home, get in touch with the team at Tiger Containers. We have a range of shipping containers of all sizes available. Visit our website or contact us for more information.