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by SanketBhosale | Modular Pre-fabricated Homes, Wooden Homes | 28 May, 2024

Sustainability isn’t merely a buzzword but a necessity we all should work towards. Every country has committed to sustainability goals and doing everything it takes to make the world greener, better, and safer. However, you cannot limit your sustainability scope to renewable energy or curbing water use. Of course, that’s necessary. But as individuals, did you know you can contribute to sustainability even with a portable house? Now that seems new and interesting, isn’t it? So, let’s explore how portable homes can morph into the future of sustainable living!

Portable Houses

What is a Portable House?

A portable house is a structure you can assemble, disassemble, and transport from one place to another. Technically, a portable home is a modular prefabricated structure built to move rather than stay stationary. Given the exorbitant costs associated with conventional real estate, modular prefabricated homes are gaining traction within the market. However, cost isn’t the only advantage that portable homes offer. They offer a slew of sustainability benefits that make them the future of living. Here’s more to them.

10 Sustainability Benefits of Portable Abodes

Here’s why we say portable shelters are the future of sustainable living.

  1. Reduced Carbon Footprint

    Portable homes are built using eco-friendly raw materials and employ sustainable construction practices like prefabrication. Together, these practices help reduce the overall carbon footprint and minimize greenhouse emissions. Furthermore, the use of sustainable measures like the integration of solar panels and rainwater harvesting systems helps enhance the sustainable quotient of portable homes.

  2. Waste Control

    Movable homes are built using prefabricated structures. Hence, most parts of these homes are manufactured in factories. While using environment-friendly raw materials, they leverage techniques that increase precision and help production and consequently construction waste. Thus, you won’t have to deal with the grim problem of waste disposal as it is usually in traditional construction.

  3. Increased Energy Efficiency

    Mobile homes are designed to maximize energy consumption and reduce dependence on non-renewable energy sources. By incorporating sustainable elements like insulation, solar panels, and smart home technologies, portable houses can help increase energy efficiency. While solar panels help harness the power of the sun to generate electricity, insulation helps maintain the home’s internal environment, thus minimizing energy use and loss. Additionally, smart home technology can help monitor and curtail energy use to increase efficiency.

  4. Higher Adaptability

    Imagine being able to move the entire home on wheels and live comfortably wherever you go. The idea sounds exciting, right? Portable houses can make that a reality. They offer the flexibility of relocation and expansion, thus enabling you to adapt to your changing living needs and environmental conditions. Besides, what’s even more enticing about portable homes is that you can integrate them easily with renewable energy systems like rainwater harvesting or wind turbines. Thus, you can use local resources and curtail the ecological impact.

  5. Sustainable Dwelling Practices

    Portable homes are built using non-toxic materials that help improve indoor air quality and reduce the overall risk of developing health problems, usually encountered when you live in conventional shelters. Besides, by integrating features like composting systems, you can lower the environmental footprint and contribute your part to making our planet, our only place to survive, healthier.

  6. Increased Reusability

    Another crucial factor that makes portable residences a sustainable living option is their reusability. It is because most parts are built in factories using wood or reusable materials, which someone else can reuse or repurpose after you demolish the house. That helps reduce dependence on natural resources and automatically contributes to sustainability.

  7. Eco-Friendly Construction Methods

    Modular homes promote sustainable construction and living. It is because, as stated earlier, the blocks or part of the home are built in factories in a highly controlled and tech-enabled environment. Every part is carefully and comprehensively inspected for various aspects like structural integrity and compliance with sustainability standards.

  8. Space Optimization

    This isn’t directly associated with sustainability. However, when you can save space and use it for other purposes, you usually make the most of the available space. In the future, when space will become an even scarcer resource, portable living that helps optimize space with multi-functional furniture and storage options can help promote sustainability.

  9. Emergency Housing

    Portable homes use prefabricated materials. Hence, you can build them more quickly than conventional housing. Thus, in emergencies during which you need urgent shelters in large numbers to support the displaced, you can use modular and prefabricated technology.

  10. Affordability

    In addition to offering environmental benefits, transportable houses also prove much more affordable. It is because they leverage streamlined manufacturing processes, reusable raw materials, integrate energy-efficient techniques, and much more. Besides, you can customize them and align them with your needs and sustainability aspects without burning a hole in your pocket! So, are you feeling motivated and geared up to build a prefabricated portable home for yourself? With the above benefits, that’s so obvious! Connect with Vrisa if you are looking to contribute your bit with a sustainable portable house. We are experts who build energy-efficient and premium portable residences. Email us at info@vrisainnovation.com to explore our capabilities and the customization options to help make your portable living more delightful.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much will it cost me to build a portable house?

The cost depends on various factors like the home’s size, customization involved, technology integrations, etc. Discussing your needs will help us provide you with an estimate for building a transportable house for you.

How long does it take to build a prefabricated modular home?

The time required to build a portable house also depends on the size, and your specific requirements concerning customization, materials, technology, etc. Hence, we can come up with a timeline after a detailed discussion of your expectations and requirements.

Can you show us the homes you’ve built in the past?

Of course, visit our office in Baner, Pune, and allow our experts to navigate our portfolio, past projects, client feedback, and more.