CNN Coverage | Shipping Container Homes

CNN highlights the growing trend of using all those wasted shipping containers as building blocks for new homes. CNN producers talk with Architect Peter De Maria, a previous guest on G Living’s Room101. Peter specializes in Container based homes here in Southern California. He is even building a Container home just down the street from the G Living studios.

Architects are designing modern homes from the millions of excess shipping containers that are piling up at the port of LA due to the US trade deficit with China. By using the steel shipping containers as building material, homes can save 50% of construction costs, while reducing the waste and blight caused by trying to store them.

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  • Dave in Larryville

    Good use for the containers… BUT, the comment "They already have hardwood floors in them" is VERY SCARY. Anyone who knows what they are doing with ISBU building knows the floors need to be torn out… they're impregnated with arsenic & pesticides, and WILL KILL YOU if you leave them in the container.

  • Rob Roberts

    Dave – you’re an alarmist and ill-informed…do your homework before you type in your nonsense. The floors are safe, treated with the same products that are found in traditional wood framed homes with mudsills.

  • Craig Moorhouse

    I have a few ISBU home design ideas on my amateur blog.
    I am looking to throw out some ideas on affordable green homes and hopefully start discussions.

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