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SG Blocks Container House – Made of Shipping Containers

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The largest conference and expo on green innovation, West Coast Green, just started off yesterday and we already have the scoop with a great house dedicated to those who really care about the envinronment (I’m one of them, you?). It’s the SG Blocks Container House designed by the Lawrence Group that was built up usng five recycled shipping containers, uses solar power and can recycle rainwater.

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Other than all these it also uses an Agilewaves resource monitoring system which is a web-based application that actively monitors real-time electric, gas and water usage and then calculates the carbon footprint. But the SG Blocks container house is not only highly sustainable but can also withstand hurricanes in Florida and earthquakes in California, thanks to its durable steel envelope. Just for the record … it took them 1 month to do the prefab and only 4 hours and 47 minutes to install it at the expo. – via Inhabitat

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13 responses to “SG Blocks Container House – Made of Shipping Containers” - Add yours!

  1. Renato said:
    September 27, 2008

    Hey! I really LOVE this site, man! I’m from Brazil and always be here! This is a NICE site and I love EVERYTHING that you post here! Nice job!!!

  2. September 29, 2008

    stylistically this house really reminds me of wee prefab houses.

  3. September 29, 2008

    What a house !!

  4. Jen said:
    October 8, 2008

    I think the one you have pictured is really ugly, but these could easily be very nice homes.

  5. Sheryl said:
    February 17, 2009

    I love this house. This is such a neat idea and I bet the building costs are really cut down.

  6. James W. Sharp said:
    May 12, 2009

    This is a question which perhaps qualifies as a technical question?

    What is the biggest single obsticle concerning the container construction concept?

    ie: foundation? Stackability? Zoning restrictions? connecting prefabricated componets?


  7. Gary Rutledge said:
    December 5, 2009

    I live in California, earthquake country so for me, the fact that these houses can easily be “Green Certified” and can withstand fire, hurricane, flood and earthquakes is more important that the criticism that they are “ugly.” Beauy is in the mind of the beholder. Plus, they are really affordable. What’s not to like?

  8. cha said:
    January 29, 2010

    Any thought of how well on such containers assembled house would stand when earth quake hit such as Haiti Quake?

  9. August 23, 2010

    Building with containers is worth taking a look at if you are contemplating a new home.


    Lots of example buildings, details, facts, and links to other articles. They have something new that you can setup your own project wiki to get help with your project if you are the design build sort…

  10. Marie said:
    January 16, 2011

    In France, in the North, a company is also expanding into the production of container houses.
    That is House-Up (

  11. Conrad Schreacke said:
    February 9, 2011

    It’s hard to find knowledgeable people on this subject, but you sound like you recognize what you’re speaking about! Thanks

  12. March 1, 2011

    guten tag ich habe interesse an conteiner haus-hotel bitte senden sie mir mehr ihfo und preiss liste. mfg kirill

  13. Scott said:
    December 12, 2012

    Plainly express the amount of sq footage you have available.
    Professional real estate property could be measured by its useful square footage,
    which happens to be where organization would happen.
    Other specifications could involve unliveable spaces and walls.

    It’s a great idea to measure utilizing both methods to avoid slow downs during this process.

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