Shipping Container Home Designed For Sustainable Family Living

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 ( or on the architects website (
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  • Is there a way I can get this design? I need it to build my tiny house here in Kenya. I have been a fan of your shows for two years now and since my partner and I decided to move in together...we are on a tight budget and need a low cost home which will be permanent...

    Patriciah KariukiPatriciah Kariuki6 saatler önce
  • The owner is so informative about his work. And the anchor is so enthusiastic and supporting it's so nice to see this.

    techi abiktechi abik10 saatler önce
  • 15:22 -- Roos in the yard? Brilliant, Mate!

    Why yes, I fart Rainbows!Why yes, I fart Rainbows!18 saatler önce
  • So, the loo in the guest pod has a "wet room", eh? A bit tough to shower and get the whole look wet, I dare say ...

    Why yes, I fart Rainbows!Why yes, I fart Rainbows!18 saatler önce
  • Best house of the chanel

    Jean-pierre IzartJean-pierre Izart21 saatler önce
  • Nc accent mate

    Manuel AdrianoManuel Adriano2 gün önce
  • A lovely holiday house but less home.

    John MatzeJohn Matze3 gün önce
  • Who knew chrome was toxic?

    Helen BennettHelen Bennett3 gün önce
  • non asian people likes their houses with big windows. they are never afraid of scary things that might peek them at night xD or...during the day lol

    Pon Pon ProductionPon Pon Production3 gün önce
  • Beautiful... I would like to have this unique home....

    Krishnendu asKrishnendu as4 gün önce
  • This container home is my favorite very simple and minimalist great channel thanks for sharing!!👍😃

    starhitstarhit4 gün önce
  • lovely concept -- looks more like a hostel or airbnb than a home tho

    emmaemma4 gün önce
  • Wow great job man,I love it

    mason Gpmason Gp5 gün önce
  • Very nice

    Star of EdenStar of Eden5 gün önce
  • Its larger then many I wonder if that counts in terms of the tiny home.

    Charley YoungCharley Young5 gün önce
  • This is the goldilocks house. Not too big, not too small. In considering building a small home for myself, I had been thinking 800sq ft would be the right size .If your brother-in-law is an architect and the king of built-ins. 600 sq ft looks perfectly spacious. I love the inverted corner window with a big overhang to cut down on direct sun. It's a great feature for a hot sunny climate. This comment was meant to go on the wabi-sabi episode. TRvision autoplayed while I was typing.

    Susan MSusan M6 gün önce
  • Outstanding! This guy and Gordan Ramsay would make a great engineering company! His ideas but Gordan's enthusiasm to get shit done quickly.. Hands down beautiful!

    Jamie CoughlinJamie Coughlin6 gün önce
  • This is the kids room: they are training for Westpoint.

    Marc LamparterMarc Lamparter8 gün önce
  • Tinny lovely house with lovely family. Thanks for this awesome video

    shahriar hasanshahriar hasan8 gün önce
  • I'm concerned about his wife getting out of the hammock; one bad step and she can fall on the ground and hurt herself

    jacob beyjacob bey9 gün önce
  • This home has so much potential. However, it feels cold and lacks personality. So much more could have been done for $350,000. I think the outside architecture is the most interesting. The inside was disappointing. It felt too sterile and devoid of humanness. The children’s room had no color or anything engaging. It was uneventful. 🤔 Have you seen the Julia Roberts movie “Sleeping with the Enemy.” I got those vibes. And, the bathroom looked like a prison shower. I liked the living room and sliding glass doors. The lesson for me is the containers are sterile, and I personally think you must add color, texture, and personality to warm such a challenging living space. Bryce, thanks for giving us unique projects to consider and draw ideas from. Your channel is wonderful! 💕

    Ketah's Little BubbleKetah's Little Bubble9 gün önce
  • Love that Bryce is including small homes (actually an average size home last century) as well as tiny homes . It's not practical for everyone to have a tiny home . Small homes like this built from containers is such a great alternative to the usual, inefficient brick veneer mc mansion. I also think to have had this built and up to code with a "granny flat" for $350,000 AU is pretty reasonable for Australia.

    rowena mullerrowena muller9 gün önce
  • Bigger than my house

    chumpesschumpess9 gün önce
  • I really like the mini houses and have been looking for sometime into getting one. I like the idea of low cost and also using less energy to heat etc however my biggest obstacle so far is finding land where I can.put the house. Urban Land is crazy expensive and rural rustic land I'm being told I can't put a house on... I'm in Spain ... Castilla. Any suggestions? Not to mention that some villages here won't even allow you having a small house.

    Melissa SiroisMelissa Sirois10 gün önce
  • Bryce, I saw your video on a Chinese web called bilibili ,do u know that?

    张小艳张小艳10 gün önce
  • Excuse me, one bathroom for ten people? That would nooooooot fly in my family.

    Heather RiesenHeather Riesen10 gün önce
  • Beauty!🤩👍

    KcaTisbackKcaTisback10 gün önce
  • Brilliant idea ,it looks really nice too not how you would expect containers to be ..very luxurious without overspending great idea ..bigger than the home my parents brought when we lived NZ 😀

    Christine IngramChristine Ingram10 gün önce
  • Do we know of the price ?

    Shaun ThortonShaun Thorton11 gün önce
  • When plywood becomes Posh 👍✌

    Shaun ThortonShaun Thorton11 gün önce
  • Really what a cool house. Artistically it just blows my mind and satisfies the minimalist in me but it still had enough places to hide family stuff. Very neat. I wonder if it would work out well in a cold area though like in a mountain area. And what about meeting codes, it must have been difficult. I wish I knew the cost of the project.

    Haute SwanHaute Swan11 gün önce
  • Add some color please!

    Mattie KingoriMattie Kingori11 gün önce
  • Can someone who lives in that country tell me if $3,888 build cost per square meter is a lot of money

    Edward ScullyEdward Scully11 gün önce
  • I love this channel, but this guy was annoying. I don't need you to sell it to me.

    KDKD11 gün önce
  • Lllooovvvveeeee the space 🔥🔥

    Frances HarrisonFrances Harrison12 gün önce
  • What an absolute farcical commentary! I like the place but we can do without the over the top hype! I got to 5:30 then I'd had enough.

    Brin HaerycammelBrin Haerycammel13 gün önce
  • Ahh that bathroom gotta go. Looks like a prison shower

    love4lust7301love4lust730113 gün önce
  • Come on in.. 📢 cue the childish Tinkerbell 🎶 music!! 🤮

    love4lust7301love4lust730113 gün önce
  • The owner really seemed like he was trying hard to sell this place to the viewers and it's a stunning place but at the end I understood why he was pushing hard... $350k for 4 containers!!! Ouch. It's an incredible space but man, that's not cheap.

    crisprappercrisprapper13 gün önce
  • Im sorry but listening to this man is so mundane and almost excruciating. I feel like I'm at a university lecture for a the course I'd least want to ever do.. I don't know how Bryce does it!!

    Baby CakesBaby Cakes13 gün önce
  • Bro, really I love this tiny house

    baachi kutikelabaachi kutikela14 gün önce
  • This house is BEAUTIFUL CLEVER & AWESOME! I think its my dream house...sigh😍I want one exactly the same.

    Grace AntonioGrace Antonio14 gün önce
  • If we make this type of homes in INDIA , WE WILL BE Robbed 😭

  • i freaking love this

    Sherlina AurelSherlina Aurel16 gün önce
  • No tiny at all tooooo expensive. they are rich.

    Don BramsDon Brams16 gün önce
  • Haha “we want to get away from those materialistic ways of life”???😂.. you’re hilarious! Right it so obvious!

    Ethan MEthan M17 gün önce
  • 10:06 - Laundry in the kitchen? I am not real crazy about the "campsite" bathroom. There are a few things I would change or do differently, but the design and the ideas are very cool.

    justgivemethetruthjustgivemethetruth18 gün önce
  • I like building with shipping containers • if you want to see how we *build containers much more WILD*? I just made a video how we build a social sculpture with a structure of modified shipping containers for an art project in Switzerland • > FRAME mobile architecture in Basel, Switzerland

    streetwise networkstreetwise network18 gün önce
  • I like building with shipping containers • if you want to see how we *build containers much more WILD*? I just made a video how we build a social sculpture with a structure of modified shipping containers for an art project in Switzerland • > FRAME mobile architecture in Basel, Switzerland

    streetwise networkstreetwise network18 gün önce
  • I like building with shipping containers • if you want to see how we *build containers much more WILD*? I just made a video how we build a social sculpture with a structure of modified shipping containers for an art project in Switzerland • > FRAME mobile architecture in Basel, Switzerland

    streetwise networkstreetwise network18 gün önce
  • I love the place but that price tag... ouch

    Conrite WingConrite Wing18 gün önce
  • This is like a roof with insulated compartments or shipping containers ... brilliant.

    justgivemethetruthjustgivemethetruth18 gün önce
  • He got hosed on the price what a joke. Might as well have gone with traditional construction for that price.

    BrianBrian18 gün önce
  • One question I've always had about shipping containers is ... why are there so many of them. Why are they taken out of use? Is there something wrong with them, or are they making a profit by selling them? How is it that people get hold of these shipping containers and they are not resused for ... shipping?

    justgivemethetruthjustgivemethetruth18 gün önce
  • It's also very clever how the ends of some of the containers were used as doors to storage, like a storage unit. This guy, or whoever from his company is really a good engineer/designer. It appears like the house is mostly windows, structure and insulation enclosing the shipping containers that function as structural pieces to build out the interior. This is by far the nicest shipping container design I've ever seen, plus it looks very efficient and relatively inexpensive. Great video!

    justgivemethetruthjustgivemethetruth18 gün önce
  • It appears that the shipping containers are used as the internal load bearing pieces with spaces between them that open up the space and allow for more flexibility in design, like the hall or what looks like a hall at 4:13. Really well done design.

    justgivemethetruthjustgivemethetruth18 gün önce
  • How do you attach the insulation and cladding to the container? These are really well done and they make the best of the shipping container properties.

    justgivemethetruthjustgivemethetruth18 gün önce
  • 1:06 - go in with eyes open ... shipping container limitations ... well put.

    justgivemethetruthjustgivemethetruth18 gün önce
  • The second room will be the girls at some looking forward I am sure. This place is brilliant, one of my favorite! One I could actually see muddled building.

    Sean StewartSean Stewart18 gün önce
  • I am not lying, whenever I stress out because of any reason I think of This channel's videos, there's a strange relief watching these magical videos and kudos to the enthusiasm and positive vibes of Mr. Bryce, always cheerful :)

    Major TomMajor Tom19 gün önce
  • Thank you soo much bryce...just because of your youtube channel now tiny house is not just the tiny house for me it becomes my dream house. I love all your videos and some of them i have watched twice or thrice. You are such h positive man and i found your channel very unique and good. Thank you once again for sharing your views n visits for such a beautiful houses with us.

  • 7:20 Some people are very intolerant toward people that prefer to have some alone time. I have seen this many times before. Extroverts that expect everyone to join together, or else one is considered a problem.

    Rune LRune L19 gün önce
  • Awesome video

    Rajeev KamalasananRajeev Kamalasanan19 gün önce
  • I completely understand the trend of building with sustainable renewable products. Eg, recycled timber sliding doors, timber deck etc. But how are shipping containers renewable or good for the environment at all? They don't look second hand, they look brand new. Wouldn't everyone be better off building a home completely out of timber? Then planting more trees to renew the timber?

    Vehicle OverloadVehicle Overload19 gün önce
  • If only we can do this in California. What a beautiful and smart built home.

    Tina teewsTina teews19 gün önce
  • Absolutely Gorgeous Peaceful Wonderful Cozy & Spacious

    Transfiguration YahTransfiguration Yah19 gün önce
  • Spectacular... Tremendous.

    Faiza ManoFaiza Mano19 gün önce
  • Wow. Simply beautiful.. house and people

    Cixinela 7Cixinela 720 gün önce
  • How do you do that outdoor shower I love that with the big water tank

    Pattie PittsPattie Pitts21 gün önce
  • I Like the tiny homes better than shipping containers

Shipping Container Home Designed For Sustainable Family Living