Finding the right solution when it comes to homes and buildings can be tricky and in most cases overwhelming, add into the mix the fact that you need somewhere and something suitable for your mother-in-law to live with family nearby and you begin to feel the pressure.
Too often people believe the best option is to put your parents into a nursing home, and honestly, unless they have special medical needs that require round the clock or half daycare I don’t see the point. They more than likely only want to have company around them and to see the grandchildren more than once or twice a week or even a month.
Unfortunately, there comes a time in our lives when we need to make these decisions regarding our folks or our husband’s parents and we may not have all the answers. There are a lot of questions to ask and have answered, considerations to think about from all parties, and factors to take into account when you begin this journey.
So what do you do? You ideally don’t want your in-law to live in your home in the spare room where tensions can rise quickly due to differences in opinions, and trust me there will always be something to pick at. You can’t afford to build an extension or add an annex, so you end up stuck between a rock and a hard place. Until now.
Rapidly gaining popularity and momentum is a new form of housing, simple, chic, and a fraction of the cost of what it would take to add a granny flat to the premises. The latest portable buildings for sale on the market are an answer to your prayers, they come with all the certifications and building regulatory standards met, and are set up and built in half the time.
You could use it as an outdoor office space, a place for a boutique salon away from the house, and it is the perfect size for a self-sufficient grandmother who likes her independence but is only a walk away from the main house and any help if she needed. Win-win. She could design it herself and you won’t have the worry of prying eyes looking over your shoulder all day and night.
You may not think it but the list of answers to the question is quite extensive, more so than we would have imagined, and some points we most likely have not even considered yet make perfect sense when we think about it.
You may not want it for living quarters, other people use them solely for office space (read what they have to say about here https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-benefits-of-a-portable-cabin-for-a-site-office), either way, you are looking at a savings financially, and we could all use that when adding another mouth to feed at the dinner table.
Let’s take a quick look at some of the most common and popular reasons to invest in a portable building.
- Portable. The most obvious reason, but the fact that you always have a place to stay or for your in-laws if you relocate is a blessing unlike any other. It is one less thing to think about in our busy lives.
- Cost– The second most-commented on factor, because they are mostly made in warehouses and factories meaning they don’t have large overhead costs to build. Old containers and buildings that have been recycled are easily reused making them renewable and an environmentally friendly carbon footprint.
- Security. The designs can be tailored to your preferences and security needs making them unique and tough for any would-be vandals. And because they are on your property they are not as visible from the outside.
You can always refresh and click this link to read on added safety practices to implement in and around the home for added peace of mind.
At the end of the day, it is no secret that steel is incredibly durable and will give back what you’ve invested into it through longevity. Partial to minor rust over the years, and only to the exterior, they are extremely waterproof, pest-resistant, and well worth it if it means knowing your family is safe and close by.