Tiny homes are quietly gaining traction as the new way to be a residential homeowner, and it is not for good reason. Letting go of so much stuff in exchange for a smaller home life with fewer bills is an attractive way of life for a lot of people. If you are in search of your tiny home, you may see prefabricated metal buildings and decide that these are a logical choice to create a tiny home of your own. This may be the truth, but buying a metal building to convert into a tiny home also comes with some prerequisites to consider.
Metal buildings can be a little harder to expand if you change your mind later on.
Tiny home life is so attractive that jumping on the bandwagon and making a drastic change can happen quickly. Unfortunately, not every new tiny home dweller finds that they are completely satisfied with their small living quarters, which often leads to the need for expansions. Metal buildings can be expanded, but this can take a little more doing than with a traditionally built wooden home. It is always a good idea to look for metal buildings that have removable panels and parts that are fastened, not welded together for this exact reason if you will be using the structure as a tiny home.
Metal buildings can be designed to be more resilient during stormy weather.
One of the drawbacks of some tiny homes is they are designed to be mobile, which basically means they are set on a set of wheels and not a solid foundation. Metal buildings are pretty resilient in wind and hail, but unless you specify during delivery that you want the structure on a solid foundation, it will not be anchored down the same. There are some prefabricated metal buildings that are actually designed more for storm-prone areas. These can be the better option if you are going to use the building as your living quarters.
Metal buildings come in sizes that allow for multi-story setups.
Having an upper level in your tiny home is desirable, even if it is just a short space that can be used as a loft. Keep in mind if you do go with a metal building for use as a tiny home that there are some buildings available that have greater heights so multi-story use is possible. These buildings are sometimes marketed for more commercial purposes and will be somewhat more costly, but for use as a tiny home, it is a wise investment
Contact a company, like Thompson Builders, for more help.