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.
Become a Living Big Patron and help us to create more videos:
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.
Read More:
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 (
Follow us on Instagram:
Follow us on Facebook:
Follow us on Twitter:
Please subscribe for more videos on tiny houses, DIY, design, and sustainable, off-grid living.
Music in this video by Bryce Langston:
Presented and Produced by: Bryce Langston
Camera: Bryce Langston & Rasa Pescud
Editing: Rasa Pescud
'Living Big in a Tiny House' © 2019 Zyia Pictures Ltd



  • Love it.

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

    J RJ R11 saatler önce
  • 350,000 $ toooooooooooo much

    تركي الحربيتركي الحربيGün önce
  • 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!

    Hi ArinaaHi Arinaa2 gün önce
  • I like that they say the price they spend on every ep so u can get a idea of cost

    Lizard ManLizard Man3 gün önce
  • 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.

    Susan LamprechtSusan Lamprecht3 gün önce
  • Beautiful.

    Maria GMaria G3 gün önce
  • 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.

    Cameron GemstoneCameron Gemstone4 gün önce
  • This guy expresses too much!

    Grail GalGrail Gal4 gün önce
  • Love this house

    Joaquin Cabrera MacayaJoaquin Cabrera Macaya5 gün önce
  • 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.

    Alexander PitmanAlexander Pitman5 gün önce
  • Awesome 👍

    life is lovelife is love5 gün önce
  • 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.

    Mark RussMark Russ5 gün önce
  • 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!!!

    Kelli AndrewsKelli Andrews6 gün önce
  • My dream is to build a tiny house on the base of one of those storage shed things you see sometimes.

    Bryce BowenBryce Bowen6 gün önce
  • How much a house like this cost to build?

    SaeedooSaeedoo6 gün önce
  • 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. 😄

    Ivy karanjaIvy karanja6 gün önce
  • that bathroom is horrendous

    J LongJ Long6 gün önce
  • It so beautiful graveh... It's so amazing..

    Mom'sLife Ghael&IrithelMom'sLife Ghael&Irithel7 gün önce
  • this vid sucks in a way that we NEED to see how its been made

    Istiak AhmadIstiak Ahmad7 gün önce
  • How much

    cody huweartcody huweart7 gün önce
  • I love this home, amazing. Thank you for including the blue print.

    Adrian NostromoAdrian Nostromo7 gün önce
  • Love the bathroom! Beautiful!

    nitrolxnitrolx7 gün önce
  • 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?

    Shiva BestShiva Best7 gün önce
    • 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

      Kelli AndrewsKelli Andrews6 gün önce
  • 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.

    chapmanchapman8 gün önce
  • 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.

    setphasersetphaser8 gün önce
  • Personally, I don't think that this home fits the theme of this TRvision 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.

    Ken KeicherKen Keicher8 gün önce
  • 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,

    Real Experience GS SINGHReal Experience GS SINGH9 gün önce
  • Nothing says "community" like a 7ft steel fence.

    Andy Hay.Andy Hay.9 gün önce
  • 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.

    theacme3theacme39 gün önce
  • Is that a Koala at 13:24?

    Jed HonradoJed Honrado9 gün önce
  • 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.

    vempriexvempriex10 gün önce
  • Too many PC buzzwords for my taste. Looks too sterile on the inside. Lovely wood decking though.

    English MuffinEnglish Muffin10 gün önce
  • This home is gorgeous!!! Love it as well as the concept and thought that went into the build!!

    Dalia FlandersDalia Flanders11 gün önce
  • 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 😒

    JoceyVDVJoceyVDV11 gün önce
  • $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 cruziya cruz11 gün önce
    • @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.

      KurswellKurswell8 gün önce
    • Oh! Wrong convertion, still can only afford by rich people ... 😂

      iya cruziya cruz9 gün önce
    • Don't forget it's in Australian dollars

      KurswellKurswell9 gün önce
  • I love shipping container homes.

    GreyfortGreyfort11 gün önce
  • less is more. or... less s a bore.

    Noël SagNoël Sag11 gün önce
  • *Beautiful home.* The garden is a useful part of the home. It's good that the space is very connected to the outside sitting !

    epSos PremiumepSos Premium12 gün önce
  • This home is beautiful and I love how the owner explained his reasoning for why they designed the home this way.

    allison tamouzianallison tamouzian12 gün önce
  • That is what I love to call harmony :-) I think its the first Home I see with no TV ;-) or its hidden .... fantastic!

    DieMouseundLegoDieMouseundLego13 gün önce
  • Honestly couldn't love more this channel!! l love everything about it!! please never stop. lots of love from Mexico

    Diana Torres RojoDiana Torres Rojo13 gün önce
  • Thanks with regard to delivering these superb information.

    Mark JenkinsMark Jenkins14 gün önce
  • What a LOVELY interview! Thank you, Bryce!

    Kymberly EastKymberly East14 gün önce
  • When ‘Living Big in a Tiny House’ becomes a Netflix show, my life will be complete

    Lily YpinazarLily Ypinazar14 gün önce
  • + 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!

    Anita PageAnita Page14 gün önce
  • What dreams are made of....WoW!

    Mark KennedyMark Kennedy15 gün önce
  • Such a beautiful house

  • Take a drink every time the owner says externally 😂

    Hood Rich TutorialsHood Rich Tutorials15 gün önce
  • 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.

    Crafty LoopsCrafty Loops15 gün önce
  • Why those houses can't be designed to collecting rain water ?!!

    cubecube beancubecube bean15 gün önce
  • What an arse

    guerrier wegguerrier weg15 gün önce
  • This channel and its message are so fantastic!

    RGP BRGP B15 gün önce
  • 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!)

    DreamingFlurryDreamingFlurry16 gün önce
  • e x t e r n a l l y

    Zoé Le LanZoé Le Lan16 gün önce
  • love the content

    Thembani SibandeThembani Sibande16 gün önce
  • This definitely belongs on your tiny-mansion spin-off series :)

    Ms EMs E16 gün önce
  • I love shipping container homes done with class and modern touch.

    Marky MarkMarky Mark16 gün önce
  • Wauw!

    Ilja HetemIlja Hetem17 gün önce
  • Nice and airy, but too many windows to clean, lol!

    LilacLilac17 gün önce
  • I very much enjoyed this episode. Simon was very eloquent in his words. I enjoying watching and listening to everything that was being said. :)

    D Narry Julie TonD Narry Julie Ton17 gün önce
  • Do you know what can also fit 10 people comfortably? A car

    Nathan BaiNathan Bai17 gün önce
  • I think it’s so beautiful with the wood around the windows and the decking outside! 💕

    Athena PageAthena Page17 gün önce
  • Love this house! Amazing people build it and live in it!! 💘

    snowlsnowl17 gün önce
  • RIP all those plants in dark corners.

    Sarah JamesSarah James17 gün önce
  • 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!

    ShiaLaBluffShiaLaBluff18 gün önce
  • 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"

    Sprits FalSprits Fal18 gün önce
  • Looking for work a tiny home

    Anthony DrouinAnthony Drouin18 gün önce
  • You should have a tv show

    DylanDylan18 gün önce
  • 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.

    Anna KartashovaAnna Kartashova18 gün önce
    • 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??? 🤣🤣🤣

      Kelli AndrewsKelli Andrews6 gün önce
  • I find it weird that people who build these sort of houses never have televisions🤷‍♂️

    Josh _101Josh _10118 gün önce
    • 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?

      chapmanchapman7 gün önce
  • $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.

    Cf JCf J18 gün önce
  • Bryce, do you keep contact with all these families ?

    Eloïse TerrierEloïse Terrier19 gün önce
  • very good philosophy from Simon =) I like it!

    Eloïse TerrierEloïse Terrier19 gün önce
  • Well done.. Reusable materials is good for us and environment

    London KnightLondon Knight19 gün önce
  • Is that 350,000 US Dollars?

    Angel AguirreAngel Aguirre19 gün önce
  • I love love love this place!

    Donna EDonna E19 gün önce
  • This house looks pretty cool

    Colin-kun :3Colin-kun :319 gün önce
  • Hands down one of the best houses ı have ever seen ! İ love this !

    VI godVI god19 gün önce
  • Kangaroos staring at the drone. 😂😂😂

    Kreative PulpKreative Pulp19 gün önce
  • Gorgeous.

    Thomas Christopher WhiteThomas Christopher White20 gün önce
  • Appreciate the concept n the work awesome

    Saj alexSaj alex20 gün önce
  • Absolutely stunning design. I love that these builds are shown too!

    MagpieMagpie21 gün önce
  • 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.

    Lynne DaviesLynne Davies21 gün önce
  • great home. must be in management...seems like a wanker.

    riki manuelriki manuel21 gün önce
  • 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

    RinnyDaleRinnyDale21 gün önce
  • 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.

    Vicki LawrenceVicki Lawrence21 gün önce
  • I just loved!!!

    Ana Paula BritoAna Paula Brito21 gün önce
  • Yup! I love the house for what it cost to build, the owner is still coming out on top in the end. At $350,000 and building with an architect oh WOW! the owner got a wonderful home in the end. Would be interesting to know what the land cost, etc; as a standard build house on land begins around $560,000 upwards to $799,000. Thanks Bryce! for broadening our minds on tiny housing, and shipping container homes. Cheers!

    Hopes and DreamsHopes and Dreams21 gün önce
  • A shitbox......................

    ShowdownShowdown21 gün önce
  • Great job on this container home. Fits every aspect of our life and what you wanted. Very nicely done and I do like the areas and definitely how you fit all the containers in and each area was done so well. I liked this a lot and I would love to do something like this. Thank you for sharing and talking about it. Big smile from Anna Banana!

    Anna Dela CruzAnna Dela Cruz21 gün önce
  • Your home is beautiful.

    Gail FrayerGail Frayer21 gün önce
  • There are no doors between hall and master bedroom? O.o I didnt see one

    MultiSmiley94MultiSmiley9421 gün önce
  • Very nice channel, but I'm not sure if this was cheap, I think it probably could have built this house cheaper without the containers.

    Dil LeeDil Lee22 gün önce
  • I'm really love this style of tiny house 😍

    Catty MansoorCatty Mansoor22 gün önce
  • When Bryce said "downside to doing that though..." I was about to lose it because I would be so upset if someone was giving unnecessary comments about my house, but then I just giggled when he said "to always keep the shelves tidy" hehe

    Irfan AshaariIrfan Ashaari22 gün önce
  • He should rent out the guest pod on air BnB. Extra income for him and an interesting experience for the renters.

    Ghhj FbbnGhhj Fbbn22 gün önce
  • Interesting that they didn't use High Cube containers.

    TMTGAUTMTGAU22 gün önce
    • What is That???

      Kelli AndrewsKelli Andrews6 gün önce
  • love this!

    Tracey GauleyTracey Gauley22 gün önce
Shipping Container Home Designed For Sustainable Family Living