Logical Homes Prefab Container Homes


When we first mentioned Logical Homes in August 2007, I guess we didn’t realize how long it would be until the company actually launched.  But I think the wait has been worth it.  Logical Homes is officially out of pre-launch and just published details of their first three home designs.  The company is run by a whole list of folks, but the most notable is probably their Creative Director and COO, Peter DeMaria.  He’s a high profile expert in container architecture — don’t miss this video of him talking about container homes.  Let’s check out what Logical Homes just introduced:

You’re probably interesting in pricing, and we’ll get that information to you as soon as we get it.  In the meantime, check out how Logical Homes‘ houses will be green.  Recycled ISO cargo containers will be a core structural element of each home.  In addition, the homes will feature sustainably harvested woods; bamboo floors; low-VOC caulks, paints, and adhesives; passive and active solar systems; energy-efficient envelope and design; long-lasting cool roof; high-quality, operable windows and design for ventilation; LED and CFL lighting; water-efficient fixtures and dual-flush toilets; and construction waste will be minimized through factory fabrication.  Logical Homes will work with anyone wanting to use solar, solar thermal, wind, or gray water systems. 

AEGEAN 640 and 896
Pictured below is a rendering of the 640 square foot Aegean.  With a fierce cantilevered roof and small footprint, this is the kind of home you could put most anywhere.  It’ll make a statement, that’s for sure.


SETO 1692, 1960, 3164, and 3580
Pictured below is the front and back of the 1692 square foot Seto.  You can more than double it in size with the larger versions of this model.  The floor plan gives you an open, “great room” with the kitchen, dining room, and family room all together.



CATALAN 2027 and 3210
Pictured below is the front and back of the 2027 square foot Catalan. The larger model has two levels, but both have been designed to provide an interior studio-type feel.  With the unique bi-fold hangar or roll-up doors, these homes open up to the outdoors nicely. 



All renderings credit: Logical Homes.

  • http://www.ecozebra.com Andrew Stone

    Love the Aegean and the two level Catalan. The others, not so much.

  • http://mportlandrealestate.com Portland Real Estate

    Im not so impressed with some of the layouts, they just dont appeal to me for some reason. However, I love the idea. I have often wondered how we could change shipping containers into quick cheap housing for natural disaster victims.

  • Carson

    I totally love the large Seto and the Aegeans. It’s about time someone has figured out how to create real homes from containers. their website is awesome and covers so much information regarding container based projects. The designs are quite powerful in all white. Is that the only color they come in?

  • Harry

    Why anyone is concerned with converting containers into cheap emergency shelters for natural housing disaster victims is beyond me. It has been done for the last 50 years! Boldly, this architect is trying to transform the containers and their advantages into something of value to the the everyday person who hasn’t had their house blown away by a natural disaster. Do you think that folks who can’t afford a home give a hoot about the layout that doesn’t impress? Real estate, schmeal estate, there’s no wonder this Logical Home work will have a slow time starting up; most of the real estate folks out there don’t know what being “green” means other than green washing an energy hog. Great blog entry, I’ve been waiting so long for this company to do something that I gave up on checking into their website – you’ve broke the story!!

  • Renee

    Great look, but over priced.

  • Carrie

    So you take a USED container that you can get starting as low as $900 (YES, $900 not $90,000) and transform it into a so-so looking house and then charge $270,000 up to $620,000! Now tell me why I wouldn’t go buy a real house in a nice neighborhood for this ridiculous price? You took a good idea and then you got greedy. And you think disaster victims are going to be able to come up with $270,000 let alone $620,000 after they’ve lost everything, even the shirt off their backs? Start over and try again. I’ll design my own container home and come back and post pictures and the price of it, even if it’s not on perfectly flat land!

    • http://www.jetsongreen.com Preston

      Who said this was for disaster housing?

      • marcel

        the prices on the Logical Homes went down, down, down…apparently the cost of construction has gone down across the board in California and these homes have been adjusted accordingly…very enticing prices

      • Perstonisacunt

        You talk to fucking much and dont here….. there can be 2 opinions.

        Open ya fucking ears dick head 

    • Troll_id

      what is a real house in your opinion…one built with 2×6?
      do these designs not reassemble a house, just cause of the way its built!?!? get over it!
      no, they are not meant to be disaster relief housing…

  • http://twitter.com/lovesquared Esther Perez

    How can I find out if these types of homes are approved in Miami Dade County?

  • carl larsen

    i love the aegean. only problem, how big is the bathroom? can’t live in a place with a tiny shower. pricing would be appreciated also.

  • Murano Niccan

    how much for make it done in malaysia.?

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