When it comes to alternative housing options, two of the most talked-about options are Tesla homes and shipping container homes. However, there seems to be a fair amount of controversy surrounding the latter.
Shipping container homes, while appealing for their unique aesthetic and perceived sustainability, have been met with criticism. According to many US builders, shipping container homes fall short as a choice for prefabricated housing due to various factors. Another downside is that their sustainability reputation may not be as deserved as initially thought.
Moreover, if you are wanting to build an aesthetically pleasing home from Conex containers, you don’t want to be purchasing the well used rusted variety that have been shipped internationally on cargo ships for twenty years. The cost of new one trip containers are significantly higher than the used ones.
On the other hand, Tesla homes have been gaining attention. While a rumor about Tesla building a $15,000 tiny house was debunked by Business Insider, it’s clear that the interest in such a concept exists and is being promoted on social media as “Tesla’s $10,000 Home”.
Tesla’s futuristic design featured a mobile studio and configurator, powered by solar energy using a six-panel 2kW solar setup. The purpose of this design was to showcase Tesla’s energy products, like solar panels and Powerwall.
The Powerwall is another key feature of Tesla homes. With easy installation and a minimalist design, it complements a variety of home styles and solar systems. The compact, all-in-one construction features solar integration. Another design aspect is the Solar Roof, which powers your home with a fully integrated solar and energy storage system. This integrated design enables quick tile and Powerwall installation.
One alternative that is available is a tiny home from Las Vegas startup company Boxabl. They’re offering a “flat-pack, prefab home that can be assembled in just an hour” for just $49K. The prefab homes are so popular though that they have a wait list of over 100,000 people.
In conclusion, if Tesla does start producing homes, we expect the design to combine sustainability, innovation, and style, offering a unique take on home design, but unfortunately they’re not actually available for purchase yet. Shipping containers are readily available and can be purchased and delivered quickly. Home buyers should consider factors such as sustainability, cost, and practicality to ensure they make a decision that best suits their needs and preferences.