Shipping Container Home Designed For Sustainable Family Living

Published on May 17, 2019
In this weeks episode, we explore this lovely family home which has been constructed using shipping containers. Named the South Coast Container House, this home has been sustainably constructed using four shipping containers and has also been extended to enclose communal spaces. At 95 square meters (1000 square feet) this home is capable of sleeping 10 people and has been divided into a main 85 square meter home, with an additional 15 square meter sleep-out made from a single 20ft shipping container.
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Homeowner Simon takes us through his home and shows us it’s many features, from the wonderful exposed shipping containers, though to the externally insulated walls for maximum thermal performance and the homes many sustainable features.
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Designed by architect Matt Elkan, this home has been designed with efficiency, performance and budget in mind. The idea was to use shipping containers to create a wonderfully functional, healthy family home for a reasonable budget.
Enjoy the full video tour of this beautiful container home. For more information, you can find the South Coast Container Home on Instagram (instagram.com/southcoastcontainer/) or on the architects website (www.mattelkanarchitect.com.au/south-coast-container-house).
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Comments

  • Now that’s well designed using storage bins like he did 🇨🇦🙏

  • Maybe I'm crazy but the guy spent $350,000.00 dollars on a vacation home made from 4 shipping containers. I would want a lot more value from that kind of cash.

  • 1 bathroom 👀 WAR🏴‍☠️

  • This is wonderful. I love how he talks about seeing the outdoors the beautiful vegetation. So much research on how just seeing outside helps healing, physical, emotional and spiritual. Great job Simon

  • Stunning home & property!

  • You are always nice. The home is great. It's not why I come here. I want inspiration for smallness.

  • I just love the wide open spaces in this house and the minimalism in it.

  • Am sure they would be proud of their house design when lightening strikes...

  • This guy's got jokes.

  • This man is so friggin' intellectual though. I love the way these two held the conversation.

  • $350,000! Jesus....

  • Love it.

  • I love the way the containers are connected but seperate! , and the sliding windows/patio doors are awesome!

  • 350,000 $ toooooooooooo much

  • Thank you, Bryce .. you always give us top quality content, it always so heartwarming watching your videos, I'm so impressed! And the design of this house is brilliant! I love how he utilize the space and the amount of natural light is just luxurious!

  • I like that they say the price they spend on every ep so u can get a idea of cost

  • Great... How to get more folks seeing these videos? Someone has to be exposed to a new idea or image a number of times before they even notice it... I knew about tiny homes but it wasn’t until I subscribed to a few channels that I started really thinking about them as a viable means of living and being mindful of my footprint.

  • Beautiful.

  • Dear Bryce, again another great episode provided by you and your team. A professionally filming and smooth moving of the camera/s followed by lovely music. I would personally love to see programs similar to this episode in the future for sure. Cheers mate. The house is well designed being sat in an environment like Paradise, even though there are some considerations that could be taken into, the price and the numbers of people supposedly could live/sleep in that house. I have built two houses in Sydney within the last 10 years, and I don’t think the $350,000 is a right figure for this nicely built house, it is way far from reality of today’s market, unless the price would include the land as well in that area which I think it is far from city metropolitan. And, the number of people who could sleep in that house, I would say YES if they sleep like soldiers next to each other in an army tent or in an army navy ship!!!! To throw that $$$ figure, mmmm, there could be some other reason/s ,,,,. I’m looking forward to see your fantastic videos for long long time mate. You are a great warm blooded presenter.

  • This guy expresses too much!

  • Love this house

  • Wow! That's expensive. Even factoring in incidentals, ouch. Granted, I live in a part of the USA where you can get an existing, nice 2000 sq/ft house for $50-120K, and that same house contracted for $175-250K. I know there are markets where this would be a cheaper, more economical option.

  • Awesome 👍

  • What a brilliant home. It beggars belief that more encouragement and facilitation of building homes such as this beauty, aren't being promoted through builders as the new GOLD standard.

  • Kitchen Way too Depressing.. However not everyone likes the same thing! Thank goodness! I Love the Layout of the House!!! Thank you for showing the blueprint, briefly 😆 The outside/inside living space is Absolutely Stunning!!! I would do something different though for children!!! I laid to rest my daughter 3 years ago..And children ,especially girls, Need bright cheerful colors!!! I would have used white and Turquoise subway tiles in bathrooms...Yet,That's just me.. A small kitchenette in in law pod. Because elders Love,to hit the fridge ,up in the middle of the night!!! Oh and an intercom system too!!! Other than my tweeks it was Gorgeous! PS would Love to see more with outdoor spaces too! Like really cool outdoor showers!!! I know it sounds weird However there are some really Neat ones!!!

  • My dream is to build a tiny house on the base of one of those storage shed things you see sometimes.

  • How much a house like this cost to build?

  • When YT recommends other tiny house channels, and I try to get into them, I can't. Not because they're bad, but this particular channel has such a friendly, relaxed and welcoming style. 😄

  • that bathroom is horrendous

  • It so beautiful graveh... It's so amazing..

  • this vid sucks in a way that we NEED to see how its been made

  • How much

  • I love this home, amazing. Thank you for including the blue print.

  • Love the bathroom! Beautiful!

  • 250k USD for a full-sized house is pretty good! Question though: What is with Australians and combining light brown wood (sorry: "timber") with black accents? Is this an interior design trend elsewhere?

    • I think it's Beautiful in a weird way lol... Although a few years ago I saw a kit home that had a modern design. Lots of Outdoor deck space..Weirdly it was the same color scheme.... I personally like Island colors

  • I guess that they will add solar panels and water capture and recuperation, sort of like the Earthships homes since they are interested in sustainability. Using the shipping container doors is genius, it can provide extra safety in hurricanes. Houses in hurricane areas could benefit a lot from this. Thanks Bryce for including this home even if it not tiny.

  • put the kids play area in the darkest part of the house, give them no privacy or storage with bunk beds, make 10 people share one bathroom, i live in 80sqm apartment alone and i couldn’t stand having one other person in this space. this guy loves the sound of his own voice, highly controlling, basically a nutter.

  • Personally, I don't think that this home fits the theme of this RUvideo channel, simply because it isn't a tiny house. If you had the space and the financial resources, you could use any number of shipping containers and build huge structures, but still they wouldn't be tiny houses.

  • Great idea , and the deck level and a water tank, the original look at the out side and the color commotions is great out side, and the number of ppl it’s fit is great, second level deck three level with seating capacity is great , the straight one level box from the top view , Three 20” one 40” containers combined is great choose , great original view inside and out is unique, open door to deck is wow and play room for kids , the panel on the deck under space brings a light through, frame kitchen open view is great as well , black combination is cool as well, nice simple and clean open bathroom, nice guest pod room with height is great, And personal bathroom is also great, Cost 359000 $ cost is lot for a house like this is heigh but the quality of natural value is also great,

  • Nothing says "community" like a 7ft steel fence.

  • i never understood why people use containers. It costs you between 3k to 5k each and for that money you could easily build a wood frame with outer sheeting. The difference is that it's much easier to modify, insulate, put windows and doors in and if you need different dimensions you can simply adapt it. If you want the fashion of container, then buy some old container doors and put them on the outside. Works just fine give the container look.

  • Is that a Koala at 13:24?

  • Ah finally someone thinking out of the shipping container thermal insulation wise! Less windows and more privacy for me tho ( I like to walk around minimally ;P). Nice touch on the outside water tank and shower. Ideas a brewing.

  • Too many PC buzzwords for my taste. Looks too sterile on the inside. Lovely wood decking though.

  • This home is gorgeous!!! Love it as well as the concept and thought that went into the build!!

  • This isn’t even a container home . It just has containers 😐 . Like he said he has “corridors “ to connect them . And the “ dining/living room” is outside the containers 😒

  • $350,000 wow! Only rich people can afford that simple house here in my country coz if I convert that price it's 18 million plus here 😂

    • @iya cruz it's also depends on your country regulations, and the human labor cost hahaha if this house was built here In Indonesia , pretty sure it will be way cheaper. But i agree with you , if we have to spend $300K for this house , it's pretty much expensive.

    • Oh! Wrong convertion, still can only afford by rich people ... 😂

    • Don't forget it's in Australian dollars

  • I love shipping container homes.

  • less is more. or... less s a bore.

  • *Beautiful home.* The garden is a useful part of the home. It's good that the space is very connected to the outside sitting !

  • This home is beautiful and I love how the owner explained his reasoning for why they designed the home this way.

  • That is what I love to call harmony :-) I think its the first Home I see with no TV ;-) or its hidden .... fantastic!

  • Honestly couldn't love more this channel!! l love everything about it!! please never stop. lots of love from Mexico

  • Thanks with regard to delivering these superb information.

  • What a LOVELY interview! Thank you, Bryce!

  • When ‘Living Big in a Tiny House’ becomes a Netflix show, my life will be complete

  • + Emma Vicktorius Bryce definitely has a way with People! He exemplifies the cordial manner we should all have when meeting a stranger! It's honestly celebrating people for their positive contribution to society- we need more avenues like this for pre-teens, Teens & College aged folks to really showcase their skills!

  • What dreams are made of....WoW!

  • Such a beautiful house

  • Take a drink every time the owner says externally 😂

  • My normal bricks and mortar house is a teeny tiny 69sqm (742sq ft). So this space is simply beautiful. I'd gladly give up my teeny house to live in shipping containers like this, teehee.

  • Why those houses can't be designed to collecting rain water ?!!

  • What an arse

  • This channel and its message are so fantastic!

  • Chrome may be energy-intensive, but it is also (at least when it comes to stuff used in the bathroom) in use for decades in most cases and it doesn't look like it has been scavenged from a WW2-Era ship or factory! Seriously, that bathroom needs nicer taps etc. :( 10 people? Do they have 8 kids and if so: Do they plan to expand when the kids grow older? (I mean call me an ass if you want, but I would have probably had a nervous breakdown if I didn't have my own room as a teenager!)

  • e x t e r n a l l y

  • love the content

  • This definitely belongs on your tiny-mansion spin-off series :)

  • I love shipping container homes done with class and modern touch.

  • Wauw!

  • Nice and airy, but too many windows to clean, lol!

  • I very much enjoyed this episode. Simon was very eloquent in his words. I enjoying watching and listening to everything that was being said. :)

  • Do you know what can also fit 10 people comfortably? A car

  • I think it’s so beautiful with the wood around the windows and the decking outside! 💕

  • Love this house! Amazing people build it and live in it!! 💘

  • RIP all those plants in dark corners.

  • I must say as cool all those tiny homes are, they would be just too small for me and my GF. This seems like an awesome way of having a not large villa or something but still enough room to not feel crammed. Awesome house!

  • I don't like this, the guy Bryce is talking to sounds WAY too much like a salesman. He says so many fluff words. Ex: the length it took him to say "there is no renewable energy"

  • Looking for work a tiny home

  • You should have a tv show

  • Enjoyed Bryce previous videos, but this one is for the birds. Well done on the house, and the summary at the end. Personally I find the owner and Bryce are like marketing twins spinnig the same buzz words (marvelous, fantastic, wonderful, spectacular, love, celebrated, broading of the view, express the containers, really like, very intrested, honoring the shiping containers, establish a reconnection with yourself, minimalist aesthetic and lastely the lovely connection with vegetation from the informal seating). For cyring out loud, can people not just speak ad-lib anymore. Guys you can do better, turn it down a bit and tongue and cheek 'establish a reconnection with yourself' by speaking from the heart, even if you don't like something. Success. Feel free to give me thumbs down.

    • THANK YOU! SO MUCH FOR SAYING THIS I COULD HUG YOU!!! have a great week PS..Does the younger generation even know what ad libbing is??? 🤣🤣🤣

  • I find it weird that people who build these sort of houses never have televisions🤷‍♂️

    • On the plan ,the TV is in the kids play area and one seat is drawn in. If you want to watch a movie with the family, wouldn't be more practical to put the TV in the living room?

  • $350,000 is a lot , even tho its nice.

  • I love the idea of minimizing material for building and living, and it does not reduce the quality of the house. The family can enjoy the view and the outdoor space. What an AMAZING job.

  • Bryce, do you keep contact with all these families ?

  • very good philosophy from Simon =) I like it!

  • Well done.. Reusable materials is good for us and environment

  • Is that 350,000 US Dollars?

  • I love love love this place!

  • This house looks pretty cool

  • Hands down one of the best houses ı have ever seen ! İ love this !

  • Kangaroos staring at the drone. 😂😂😂

  • Gorgeous.

  • Appreciate the concept n the work awesome

  • Absolutely stunning design. I love that these builds are shown too!

  • It's a beautiful house and they have clearly really thought about how they live within the spaces they created. The only issue I would have with living in it is the echo. I work with the elderly in a care home, many of whom use hearing aids. They would find the echoing really hard to deal with, and as I am going deaf in one ear, I would need to add some sound absorbing panels to kill that echo.

  • great home. must be in management...seems like a wanker.

  • 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  • I love Bryce and I love this channel. But am I the only one who found the 4 bunkbeds creepy, a house designed to comfortably house 10 people with 4 people living full time. Maybe I'm overthinking but the 10 people could live comfortably in this pretty large house was said a lot. Then the 2 bunkbeds filled the one room. My grandkids love to sleep in the livingroom build forts eat fall asleep especially when I have all of them spending the night because it's a large room and they get to all sleep together.

  • I just loved!!!