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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  • Interesting build and nice spaces...... costly at 350, but that's the trade off from not being an owner builder

    sam andersonsam anderson20 saatler önce
  • What an amazing and beautifully executed concept. My only thought is that sterility does not always leave pause for creativity. Someone please hand a painting for us Westerners! 😊. Lovely lovely place. 🤗🤗🤗

    Diedra PayneDiedra PayneGün önce
  • That house is Huge! That price is actually great! Beautiful home

    Tyree BrownTyree BrownGün önce
  • The bedrooms were depressing.. this shows that this guy is more of showing off outside and keeping it cheap inside

    JishanJishan2 gün önce
  • this house is super duper nice dude.... good tips

    Ammar irfanAmmar irfan2 gün önce
  • I can't put my finger on what bothered/bored me about this one, but probably the guy's blathering on about the philosophy of everything!?

    Just MeJust Me3 gün önce
  • I love this house for $350K, but I'm guessing that's not including the land costs?

    Johnnii BlazeJohnnii Blaze4 gün önce
  • This is a beautiful home but the point to a container home I feel is to reduce cost overall on the home itself. They went well into 6-figure territory. I want to build a container home of my own someday, but going well into 6-figure territory is not an option for me. One of the main reasons I want to build a container home is the lower cost compared to that of a "normal" home

    Campbell Von JordanCampbell Von Jordan5 gün önce
  • Beautiful home

    C SC S6 gün önce
  • awesome home, but that guys is such a fluffy fuzz ball.

    Riley PattersonRiley Patterson7 gün önce
  • in my head i always thought a bunch of boxes stuck together would make for a perfect home

    MenaceMenace7 gün önce
  • Super!!

    Larisa Evstifeeva-AuraniemiLarisa Evstifeeva-Auraniemi7 gün önce
  • Coming from an architect, building with shipping containers is very impractical. The cost far outweighs the "cool" factor. A few problems with containers: Logistics of getting a shipping container, getting it on your plot of land, needing powerful tools to cut through the thick steel, none of the containers are insulated, the cost of the container itself. In this video they even say containers are not meant to be lived in, which is why they had to build an insulation exterior. Its much more practical to just build that way in the first place and forget the containers altogether. From the outside you can only tell its made from containers due to the huge doors at the window's, I wouldn't say all the costs and headache building with containers calls for is worth some metal doors. Ive also read comments that this guy comes off as pretentious by the language he uses. This is what I refer to as architectural jargon. Odds are he spent so much time with the architect of the project alot of his vocabulary wore off on the guy. There are certain parts in this video that when you hear him say it make no sense through the lens of everyday talk. Such as when describing the kids play area, he says "its separate but connected". To anyone those two terms are polar opposites, and they are. What he intended to say was that the play area, delegated to the kids, is physically removed from the living room but is still visually connected. Its moments like those where his vocabulary ,when describing things, is mainly understood among architects who work in design everyday and to everyone else it sounds like nonsense. We actually have our own architectural dictionary. Architect vocabulary is one of the most annoying things I deal with; it disconnects the architect and the people we are designing for.

    Joseph CollinsJoseph Collins7 gün önce
  • How can people in Australia not use solar? The sun is a free source of energy, why would you choose to pay for electricity instead? Unbelievable. Other than that, this is a very nice design.

    Energie WenderEnergie Wender8 gün önce
  • These houses that you show are brilliant but they all have mo eye or their family has the land, I’ve been watching your channel for a while but I think you should start looking at people who are doing it tuff with little money and no land. I would like to know how to get to all this from start to finish, I live in Victoria Australia and I’m a si glee female senior, it is so frustrating to see people who has the land and or parents to help try and get someone like me who would love to do it. Cheers still love your videos

    Linda CooperLinda Cooper10 gün önce
  • i think i'm going to build a home like this one... absolutely great!

    B2BfreekB2Bfreek12 gün önce
  • 👍👍

    Abu QusaiAbu Qusai12 gün önce
  • What would it cost without the extra pod?

    Sean BeanSean Bean15 gün önce
  • Padrisima! Ahí podría vivir con mis hijos!

    Sophronia BlauSophronia Blau15 gün önce
  • Glad I live in America where land and housing is still cheap and affordable, $240,000 wtf is there a shortage of land in Australia?

    Gravitron RutherfordGravitron Rutherford16 gün önce
  • Does she know she's married to a bottom? Lmfao!

    WT Actual. . .WT Actual. . .16 gün önce
  • This house is amazing but a little pricey and you gotta have a tv to watch football

    Billy MackBilly Mack17 gün önce
  • I love this house

    aaliyah tayloraaliyah taylor18 gün önce
  • Its not really a container home. In my opinion

    David KleinDavid Klein18 gün önce
  • $350k! Ouch.. I would had pulled that off for less than $100k..

    jameson lewallenjameson lewallen19 gün önce
  • Looks like they cut and pasted the shipping container sides, using it for sectioned off areas like kids playroom. Great. Those sides are fireproof. I'm not fond of kitchen cupboards without doors. Looks Unfinished. My opinion. I see more carton sides recycled in the home. Clever, fantastic.

    BaiAnNa2014 TwitterBaiAnNa2014 Twitter19 gün önce
  • This isn't tiny house.

    GB EstGB Est21 gün önce
  • The dude uses 100 words to explain something he can do in 10 words... I would not want to have a conversation with this guy. Bryce kills it as always though!

    Person BPerson B21 gün önce
  • Thank you, I will use this designed to create my dream home!!

    Abel De los angelesAbel De los angeles21 gün önce
  • Great house, then I cringed at the price. It reminds me of the woman who turned a 757 airplane into a home. It's an awesome build though :)

    Matthew HarveyMatthew Harvey25 gün önce
  • Wow this home is absolutely amazing!

    JonathanJonathan26 gün önce
  • my only problem with this is the dust collection in between the walls of the valleys of the wall with the baseboard of the container its self... surely u coulda used spare wood for the project n blocked that...

    joshua leejoshua lee27 gün önce
  • Try priming the interviewees so they don't squeak their inflections. I hate when people talk liKE THIS. Every sentence goes up at tHE END.

    Sqoou TooSqoou Too28 gün önce
  • Ich baue so etwas in Deutschland mit ein paar Verbesserungen

    Dominik FathDominik Fath28 gün önce
  • If shipping containers are inherently cold/hot, seasonally, and (at least in terms of this one) require such modifications, why use them at all? Couldn't this just as easily have been made from recycled wood/other materials without all the extra hassle/cost? As someone who doesn't have in-depth knowledge of the entire process, I'd welcome feedback. Edit: I wrote that at the beginning of watching this. In terms of this one, it almost seems as though the shipping containers have had parts of them repurposed into other areas of the house. As for straight-up shipping container houses, my original query remains.

    canadianrootcanadianrootAylar önce
  • 350K for a Shipping Container home with crap isolation??. He sold it so hard, and the price is so high, its like fraud. he bought his windows from a CARBON POSITIVE Company? wtf

    Dr. BanterDr. BanterAylar önce
  • So CHINA, is undertaking THE GREATEST URBANIZATION HOUSING PROJECT ever attempted in human history, whole cities built 10-15 years in advance before public need, and Australia is moving toward...... shipping containers. hmmmmm. WOW, and look how proud they are too.

    Dr. BanterDr. BanterAylar önce
  • Its good they incorporated all these guest bedrooms into their eco home because as their children get older , they will need them. Two bunks beds in the same room only work when they are small. Eventually the guest rooms will have to be given to their kids when they are older and want the privacy. I see guestrooms turned into bedrooms in their foreseeable future lol. Other than that, love this home. I love to see one designed to accomodate families because they are rare. Unless you do something like this, like put a bunch of shipping containers together, most tiny homes cannot accommodate more than a couple. Even the large capacity ones aren't really big enough if you have children...too privacy for anybody.

    CarrieCarrieAylar önce
  • The guy who owns the house is like that group leader on a class presentation who is confident to answer all the questions from the teacher. 🤷🏻‍♂️😂

    Gabriel FischerGabriel FischerAylar önce
  • Awesome

    Bmo BabyBmo BabyAylar önce
  • 240,000 USD. You done bumped your head. I would not of told anyone that.

    B HB HAylar önce
  • Am I missing something? The main bedroom 2 people, kids room 4 people cause of damned bunk beds and 2 people in the guest pod. That's only 8 and that's because of the bs kids room that I'd consider 2. I could agree that it could comfortably house 4 adults and 2 kids. Or 4 adults and 4 kids. Still not 10 though. I don't think 4 kids in a room like that is very nice, looks like it would be cramped. Where do they get 10?

    GreenGreenAylar önce
  • A lot of these homes he goes to don’t even look like they’re lived in.

    Rc665Rc665Aylar önce
  • I love the home. 350,000 is quite a lot of money...but all the details and the location probably have a play in all of it with the structural codes they followed...probably could do it for cheaper though if you did a lot of it yourself.

    77Tadams77TadamsAylar önce
  • I live in South Florida Fort Lauderdale area with climate change and the increased frequency of these super powerful category 4 and 5 hurricanes like this past Dorian I feel its only a matter of time till one of these monsters directly hit my area and taking down my house. I'm looking for a some kind of a hurricane proof solution. I would consider selling my house and getting one of these for peace of mind. Anyone have a better solution?

    Mark WeinstockMark WeinstockAylar önce
  • Gorgeous!

    Kim TexasKim TexasAylar önce
  • $350k for a bunch of ugly corrugated metal boxes? Pass. You'll lose on your ROI.

    videodudetvvideodudetvAylar önce
  • Can I just say this is awesome. I would love him or his team to design me a tiny house like this . He has an open concept in the tiny house. How did he pull that off. Just love it. Design well. Love all the natural light from the windows/sliding doors etc . Overall just beautiful😍

    Chante PaytonChante PaytonAylar önce
  • Bestttt

    Sobia AsadSobia AsadAylar önce
  • 350k just for the build no property is quite alot

    David ChandlerDavid ChandlerAylar önce
  • Can you cover the total building cost and developers for those who are actually looking to contact the builders?

    Be WiseBe WiseAylar önce
  • I am in love with this home 😍

    Sara KapoorSara KapoorAylar önce
  • how to maintain the heat when it's summer? i mean, container is metal, i'm afraid the heat can be overwhelming.. do any of you have the answer and help me, please?

    Diah Nimas IndreswariDiah Nimas IndreswariAylar önce
  • I may sound cynical, but it always seems only wealthy people can afford to escape from the urbanized world, which is what their ambition is responsible for creating in the first place.

    Kanghee LeeKanghee LeeAylar önce
  • Absolutely stunning!! 😳❤ // did your bedrooms have doors? I didn't see any.

    Konita SasrakuKonita SasrakuAylar önce
  • This looks about perfect for me except I'd change four main things: mine wouldn't be made of shipping containers; the master bedroom would be larger with a door and a deck you walk out on; the guest room would be larger and would include a kitchen; and the clothes in the rooms would be hidden inside closets rather than hanging openly. Outside of those four things, this house would be perfect.

    WindiGreensWindiGreensAylar önce
  • working with less what a LOAD OF BS its a huge house fucking liberals

    jadou88jadou88Aylar önce
  • It looks so stale..

    David CarrollDavid CarrollAylar önce
  • Love this home but really a $350,000 home would be much nicer than this , Why not buy a home instead? What money are u saving ?

    Tricky 1766Tricky 1766Aylar önce
  • I watched this everyday I'm thinking about getting my own tiny house

    Deirdri-ann CollinsDeirdri-ann CollinsAylar önce
  • Such nice people in these houses all the time... Fits the houses!

    Celeste AlvarezCeleste AlvarezAylar önce
  • Doesn't resemble container anymore and the flexibility of prefabrication.

    Ryo SaebaRyo SaebaAylar önce
  • My most favourite home so far

    monamoonz1monamoonz1Aylar önce
  • Sorry...but that owner's voice & constant "whiny" inflections, are severely annoying. Love your show, Bryce....sadly, this owner sounds like a shyster salesman, on the con, with a really bad vocalization. Couldn't finish

    Diane MorganDiane MorganAylar önce
  • This is awesome and so cozy i would love a home like this

    Sarah MezaSarah MezaAylar önce
  • This channel is so interesting and addictive

    Zeddi MwaiZeddi MwaiAylar önce
  • This is the best container home i have seen so far

  • Amazing!!!

    Patrick LiewPatrick LiewAylar önce
  • Beautiful!

    Michael WoodwardMichael WoodwardAylar önce
  • I really love the idea of shipping container house. It has so much advantage; cost, repurposing containers and durability.

    Narilyn BaylonNarilyn BaylonAylar önce
Shipping Container Home Designed For Sustainable Family Living