How did the idea for Blokable come about?
Blokable was an idea that our founder couldn’t shake. For years, he’d been fascinated with shipping containers. Here’s a global movement of people turning shipping containers, which are terrible building materials, into shelters, homes, stores, and even shopping malls. Early adopters are always great signals of a nascent product market as they’re willing to do a tedious, specialized work to achieve their goals. He became convinced that the world needed a beautifully designed, safe, and software enabled building that could be ordered and delivered rather than built on site. To achieve this, we’d have to design a building system that could produce different lengths, achieve different square footage, and give customers the ability to create different designs, forms, and price points. The biggest need and where we could provide the most benefit to start was to enable developers to reduce the cost and complexity of building housing.