There’s just something irresistible about owning a beach home.
For thousands of years and all over the world, people have built homes on or near the beach to live in or vacation at. And knowing how popular beach property has always been, many smart owners buy beach homes as investments. There will never be a shortage of people wanting to own property on the coast.
This, despite the fact that from so many perspectives, it makes no sense at all to build on the coast. In fact, I can think of several reasons right off the top of my head why it might not be smart to build on the Texas Coast.
Here are four easy ones:
- The weather, while great for outdoor fun, can be really hard on buildings. Sun, wind, salt, and dare I even say the word – Hurricanes?
- People too, can be hard on buildings, especially when they get just a little bit crazy while vacationing at the beach.
- Winters are getting colder, summers are getting hotter, and energy costs are going through the roof.
- And the island ecosystem that we all love so much is unique and very fragile.
But build on the beach we do, just like people do all over the world. No matter what might be said against it, there is just something irresistible about owning a beach home. So then the question becomes, “How can I be smart about how I build on the coast?”
At The Commons, we have the answer – and the answer is ICF. For those of you who are new here, ICF stands for Insulating Concrete Forms, and it is the extremely smart, sustainable home construction technique that sets The Commons apart from almost any other property on Mustang Island. We chose to build The Commons Townhomes with ICF because we believe that it is the only way to build on the coast. In fact, given what we know now about ICF, after having researched it, rented it, and even lived in it ourselves, we think you would be crazy to build on the coast with typical stick construction techniques.
Strong statement? You betcha! But I’m not just going to throw it out there without backing it up. Over the next few weeks, I will be posting a series of articles about ICF and why this green building technique is uniquely suited for any type of construction project on the coast. Here is a preview of the topics coming your way soon.
- Built to Last
- Quiet and Comfortable
- Energy Efficient
- Earth Friendly
I hope you will come back to read my next posts and let me know what you think.