Shipping Container Home Designed For Sustainable Family Living

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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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Natalia Potter
Natalia Potter 2 hours ago
It's funny how with almost every home, with almost every video, I always think: -This has to be in my top 3 Tiny/small houses... AND then I see other and another, almost all of them are great. 😀🙂🤗 This one Is super beautiful. AND my mind was blown away by the amount of thought and consciousness put into this home You are a great, polite and enthusiast interviewer. The owner of the house was a very good talker and it was showed how much he is proud of this home.
Chopper Tom
Chopper Tom 11 hours ago
7:30-8:14 SOLID GOLD
Daisy K Akeo
Daisy K Akeo 18 hours ago
Absolutely beautiful n brilliant! I love these shipping container homes!! Bravo👏
David Cattin
David Cattin 18 hours ago
At 3:40 - 1,022 sqft, not 102. I LOVE this! Don't even need the guest pod. Set me one up!
Ge mar
Ge mar Day ago
Shipping container is the new cardboard box.
Liz Stohlman
Liz Stohlman Day ago
“Good design can change the way we live”
Straight from a Scientist
But check out that vegitation
Doreen M
Doreen M 2 days ago
Its beautiful but no family pictures, no warmth n comfort in this home. it looks like a single man lives in it. Ive never seen a childs room so clean n empty..Almost like they live with so many restrictions. Or is this just for show i hope. Anyway Very cool design though.
Doreen M
Doreen M Day ago
rosencain .....that makes sense if its a vacation home only. but even a few pics n more color... I don’t know something to make it look more inviting and comfortable that kids would feel more comfortable as well would’ve made it a little nicer. But it definitely does look like a vacation home only which would be a shame because the area and home is so peaceful n beautiful🤔😁
rosencain 2 days ago
I agree, cool design. I knew I missed something (that personal touch that equals warmth) but didn't catch it until your comment. Some people hate clutter and consider excess decorative touches as clutter. Maybe they aren't there year round. He does say the container doors act as shutters and they can lock it up when they aren't there. Everyone locks up their home when they are off to work, but it just sounded (to me) it wasn't a work day lock up. If it is a weekend get away or vacation house then it would explain how few articles of clothing were hanging. Yeah he is all about neat, but it looked like a suitcase worth. Sure people downsize but that's a lot of house and a lot of copper pipe being used in lieu of a closet Just rambling :)
Russell Prada
Russell Prada 3 days ago
Tupuna Kaiaruna
Tupuna Kaiaruna 3 days ago
P Kaiaruna
Tupuna Kaiaruna
Tupuna Kaiaruna 3 days ago
So exciting about this plan and the interviewer guys who did a good job for asking a lot that changes hour mind for hour dream home its a Amazing Cheers.
boo boo
boo boo 3 days ago
Refugees whining about housing in shipping containers LMFAO
Roy Paul Carter
Roy Paul Carter 4 days ago
Very nice but that price tag
M MP 5 days ago
Very expensive AUD for what it is.
Elsefare 5 days ago
i LOVE container home episodes. i love the tiny homes too, but please keep sharing more innovative shipping container designs! I see so much opportunity for these type of homes in the future.. hopefully my future ^.^
Bambang Guntoro
Bambang Guntoro 6 days ago
To much took
Kevin H.W. Crabbe
Now that’s well designed using storage bins like he did 🇨🇦🙏
mommamylo 6 days ago
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🏴‍☠️
Tatia Konnick
Tatia Konnick 7 days ago
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
Tammy Vance
Tammy Vance 7 days ago
Stunning home & property!
michael kelly
michael kelly 7 days ago
You are always nice. The home is great. It's not why I come here. I want inspiration for smallness.
Lee Moi Phang
Lee Moi Phang 7 days ago
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...
Danielle M Hall
Danielle M Hall 8 days ago
This guy's got jokes.
Namya Jha
Namya Jha 8 days ago
This man is so friggin' intellectual though. I love the way these two held the conversation.
Jerchio IV
Jerchio IV 8 days ago
$350,000! Jesus....
Jeanne Wagner
Jeanne Wagner 8 days ago
Love it.
J R 9 days ago
I love the way the containers are connected but seperate! , and the sliding windows/patio doors are awesome!
تركي الحربي
350,000 $ toooooooooooo much
Hi Arinaa
Hi Arinaa 10 days ago
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!
Lizard Man
Lizard Man 12 days ago
I like that they say the price they spend on every ep so u can get a idea of cost
Susan Lamprecht
Susan Lamprecht 12 days ago
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.
Maria G
Maria G 12 days ago
Cameron Gemstone
Cameron Gemstone 12 days ago
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.
Grail Gal
Grail Gal 13 days ago
This guy expresses too much!
Joaquin Cabrera Macaya
Love this house
Alexander Pitman
Alexander Pitman 14 days ago
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.
life is love
life is love 14 days ago
Awesome 👍
Mark Russ
Mark Russ 14 days ago
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.
Kelli Andrews
Kelli Andrews 15 days ago
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!!!
Bryce Bowen
Bryce Bowen 15 days ago
My dream is to build a tiny house on the base of one of those storage shed things you see sometimes.
Saeedoo 15 days ago
How much a house like this cost to build?
Ivy karanja
Ivy karanja 15 days ago
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. 😄
Natalia Potter
Natalia Potter 2 hours ago
Yes. I also don't follow them, I've watched some videos of other channels and they are fine, but this is just very friendly.
J Long
J Long 15 days ago
that bathroom is horrendous
Mom'sLife Ghael&Irithel
It so beautiful graveh... It's so amazing..
Istiak Ahmad
Istiak Ahmad 16 days ago
this vid sucks in a way that we NEED to see how its been made
cody huweart
cody huweart 16 days ago
How much
Adrian Nostromo
Adrian Nostromo 16 days ago
I love this home, amazing. Thank you for including the blue print.
nitrolx 16 days ago
Love the bathroom! Beautiful!
Shiva Best
Shiva Best 16 days ago
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?
Kelli Andrews
Kelli Andrews 15 days ago
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
chapman 16 days ago
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.
setphaser 17 days ago
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.
Ken Keicher
Ken Keicher 17 days ago
Personally, I don't think that this home fits the theme of this RUvid 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.
Real Experience GS SINGH
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,
Andy Hay.
Andy Hay. 18 days ago
Nothing says "community" like a 7ft steel fence.
theacme3 18 days ago
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.
Jed Honrado
Jed Honrado 18 days ago
Is that a Koala at 13:24?
vempriex 19 days ago
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.
English Muffin
English Muffin 19 days ago
Too many PC buzzwords for my taste. Looks too sterile on the inside. Lovely wood decking though.
Dalia Flanders
Dalia Flanders 19 days ago
This home is gorgeous!!! Love it as well as the concept and thought that went into the build!!
JoceyVDV 20 days ago
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 😒
iya cruz
iya cruz 20 days ago
$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 😂
Kurswell 17 days ago
@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.
iya cruz
iya cruz 18 days ago
Oh! Wrong convertion, still can only afford by rich people ... 😂
Kurswell 18 days ago
Don't forget it's in Australian dollars
Greyfort 20 days ago
I love shipping container homes.
N Gup
N Gup 20 days ago
less is more. or... less s a bore.
epSos Premium
epSos Premium 20 days ago
*Beautiful home.* The garden is a useful part of the home. It's good that the space is very connected to the outside sitting !
allison tamouzian
This home is beautiful and I love how the owner explained his reasoning for why they designed the home this way.
DieMouseundLego 21 day ago
That is what I love to call harmony :-) I think its the first Home I see with no TV ;-) or its hidden .... fantastic!
Diana Torres Rojo
Diana Torres Rojo 22 days ago
Honestly couldn't love more this channel!! l love everything about it!! please never stop. lots of love from Mexico
Mark Jenkins
Mark Jenkins 23 days ago
Thanks with regard to delivering these superb information.
Kymberly East
Kymberly East 23 days ago
What a LOVELY interview! Thank you, Bryce!
Lily Ypinazar
Lily Ypinazar 23 days ago
When ‘Living Big in a Tiny House’ becomes a Netflix show, my life will be complete
Anita Page
Anita Page 23 days ago
+ 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!
Mark Kennedy
Mark Kennedy 23 days ago
What dreams are made of....WoW!
Such a beautiful house
Hood Rich Tutorials
Take a drink every time the owner says externally 😂
Crafty Loops
Crafty Loops 24 days ago
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.
cubecube bean
cubecube bean 24 days ago
Why those houses can't be designed to collecting rain water ?!!
guerrier weg
guerrier weg 24 days ago
What an arse
RGP B 24 days ago
This channel and its message are so fantastic!
DreamingFlurry 25 days ago
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!)
Zoé Le Lan
Zoé Le Lan 25 days ago
e x t e r n a l l y
Thembani Sibande
Thembani Sibande 25 days ago
love the content
Ms E
Ms E 25 days ago
This definitely belongs on your tiny-mansion spin-off series :)
Marky Mark
Marky Mark 25 days ago
I love shipping container homes done with class and modern touch.
Ilja Hetem
Ilja Hetem 25 days ago
Lilac 26 days ago
Nice and airy, but too many windows to clean, lol!
D Narry Julie Ton
D Narry Julie Ton 26 days ago
I very much enjoyed this episode. Simon was very eloquent in his words. I enjoying watching and listening to everything that was being said. :)
Nathan Bai
Nathan Bai 26 days ago
Do you know what can also fit 10 people comfortably? A car
Athena Page
Athena Page 26 days ago
I think it’s so beautiful with the wood around the windows and the decking outside! 💕
snowl 26 days ago
Love this house! Amazing people build it and live in it!! 💘
Sarah James
Sarah James 26 days ago
RIP all those plants in dark corners.
ShiaLaBluff 26 days ago
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!
Sprits Fal
Sprits Fal 27 days ago
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"
Anthony Drouin
Anthony Drouin 27 days ago
Looking for work a tiny home
Dylan 27 days ago
You should have a tv show
Anna Kartashova
Anna Kartashova 27 days ago
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.
Kelli Andrews
Kelli Andrews 15 days ago
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??? 🤣🤣🤣
Josh _101
Josh _101 27 days ago
I find it weird that people who build these sort of houses never have televisions🤷‍♂️
chapman 16 days ago
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.
Cf J
Cf J 27 days ago
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.
Eloïse Terrier
Eloïse Terrier 28 days ago
Bryce, do you keep contact with all these families ?
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