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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Presented and Produced by: Bryce Langston
Camera: Bryce Langston & Rasa Pescud
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  • Shipping container is the new cardboard box.

    Ge marGe mar16 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • “Good design can change the way we live”

    Liz StohlmanLiz Stohlman21 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • But check out that vegitation

    Straight from a ScientistStraight from a Scientistวันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 MDoreen Mวันที่ผ่านมา
    • 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🤔😁

      Doreen MDoreen M21 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
    • 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 PradaRussell Prada2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • P Kaiaruna

    Tupuna KaiarunaTupuna Kaiaruna2 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • 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.

      Tupuna KaiarunaTupuna Kaiaruna2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Refugees whining about housing in shipping containers LMFAO

    boo booboo boo2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Very nice but that price tag

    Roy Paul CarterRoy Paul Carter3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Very expensive AUD for what it is.

    M MPM MP4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 ^.^

    ElsefareElsefare4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • To much took

    Bambang GuntoroBambang Guntoro4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Now that’s well designed using storage bins like he did 🇨🇦🙏

    Kevin H.W. CrabbeKevin H.W. Crabbe5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    mommamylomommamylo5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    Tatia KonnickTatia Konnick5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Stunning home & property!

    Tammy VanceTammy Vance6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You are always nice. The home is great. It's not why I come here. I want inspiration for smallness.

    michael kellymichael kelly6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I just love the wide open spaces in this house and the minimalism in it.

    Lee Moi PhangLee Moi Phang6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Am sure they would be proud of their house design when lightening strikes...

    thechocolatefactoryhunterthechocolatefactoryhunter6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This guy's got jokes.

    Danielle M HallDanielle M Hall6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This man is so friggin' intellectual though. I love the way these two held the conversation.

    Namya JhaNamya Jha7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • $350,000! Jesus....

    Jerchio IVJerchio IV7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Love it.

    Jeanne WagnerJeanne Wagner7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I love the way the containers are connected but seperate! , and the sliding windows/patio doors are awesome!

    J RJ R8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 350,000 $ toooooooooooo much

    تركي الحربيتركي الحربي9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Arinaa9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I like that they say the price they spend on every ep so u can get a idea of cost

    Lizard ManLizard Man11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Lamprecht11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Beautiful.

    Maria GMaria G11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Gemstone11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This guy expresses too much!

    Grail GalGrail Gal12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Love this house

    Joaquin Cabrera MacayaJoaquin Cabrera Macaya13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Pitman13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Awesome 👍

    life is lovelife is love13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Russ13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Andrews14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • My dream is to build a tiny house on the base of one of those storage shed things you see sometimes.

    Bryce BowenBryce Bowen14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • How much a house like this cost to build?

    SaeedooSaeedoo14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 karanja14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • that bathroom is horrendous

    J LongJ Long14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • It so beautiful graveh... It's so amazing..

    Mom'sLife Ghael&IrithelMom'sLife Ghael&Irithel14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • this vid sucks in a way that we NEED to see how its been made

    Istiak AhmadIstiak Ahmad15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • How much

    cody huweartcody huweart15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I love this home, amazing. Thank you for including the blue print.

    Adrian NostromoAdrian Nostromo15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Love the bathroom! Beautiful!

    nitrolxnitrolx15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Best15 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • 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 Andrews14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    chapmanchapman15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    setphasersetphaser16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Personally, I don't think that this home fits the theme of this TH-vision 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 Keicher16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 SINGH16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Nothing says "community" like a 7ft steel fence.

    Andy Hay.Andy Hay.17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    theacme3theacme317 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Is that a Koala at 13:24?

    Jed HonradoJed Honrado17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    vempriexvempriex18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Too many PC buzzwords for my taste. Looks too sterile on the inside. Lovely wood decking though.

    English MuffinEnglish Muffin18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This home is gorgeous!!! Love it as well as the concept and thought that went into the build!!

    Dalia FlandersDalia Flanders18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 😒

    JoceyVDVJoceyVDV19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • $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 cruz19 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @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.

      KurswellKurswell16 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Oh! Wrong convertion, still can only afford by rich people ... 😂

      iya cruziya cruz17 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Don't forget it's in Australian dollars

      KurswellKurswell17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I love shipping container homes.

    GreyfortGreyfort19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • less is more. or... less s a bore.

    N GupN Gup19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • *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 Premium19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This home is beautiful and I love how the owner explained his reasoning for why they designed the home this way.

    allison tamouzianallison tamouzian20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • That is what I love to call harmony :-) I think its the first Home I see with no TV ;-) or its hidden .... fantastic!

    DieMouseundLegoDieMouseundLego20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Honestly couldn't love more this channel!! l love everything about it!! please never stop. lots of love from Mexico

    Diana Torres RojoDiana Torres Rojo21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Thanks with regard to delivering these superb information.

    Mark JenkinsMark Jenkins22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What a LOVELY interview! Thank you, Bryce!

    Kymberly EastKymberly East22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • When ‘Living Big in a Tiny House’ becomes a Netflix show, my life will be complete

    Lily YpinazarLily Ypinazar22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • + 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 Page22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What dreams are made of....WoW!

    Mark KennedyMark Kennedy22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Such a beautiful house

  • Take a drink every time the owner says externally 😂

    Hood Rich TutorialsHood Rich Tutorials23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Loops23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Why those houses can't be designed to collecting rain water ?!!

    cubecube beancubecube bean23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What an arse

    guerrier wegguerrier weg23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This channel and its message are so fantastic!

    RGP BRGP B23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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!)

    DreamingFlurryDreamingFlurry23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • e x t e r n a l l y

    Zoé Le LanZoé Le Lan24 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • love the content

    Thembani SibandeThembani Sibande24 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This definitely belongs on your tiny-mansion spin-off series :)

    Ms EMs E24 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I love shipping container homes done with class and modern touch.

    Marky MarkMarky Mark24 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Wauw!

    Ilja HetemIlja Hetem24 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Nice and airy, but too many windows to clean, lol!

    LilacLilac25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Ton25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Do you know what can also fit 10 people comfortably? A car

    Nathan BaiNathan Bai25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I think it’s so beautiful with the wood around the windows and the decking outside! 💕

    Athena PageAthena Page25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Love this house! Amazing people build it and live in it!! 💘

    snowlsnowl25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • RIP all those plants in dark corners.

    Sarah JamesSarah James25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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!

    ShiaLaBluffShiaLaBluff25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Fal26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Looking for work a tiny home

    Anthony DrouinAnthony Drouin26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You should have a tv show

    DylanDylan26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Kartashova26 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • 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 Andrews14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I find it weird that people who build these sort of houses never have televisions🤷‍♂️

    Josh _101Josh _10126 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • 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?

      chapmanchapman15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • $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 J26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Bryce, do you keep contact with all these families ?

    Eloïse TerrierEloïse Terrier27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • very good philosophy from Simon =) I like it!

    Eloïse TerrierEloïse Terrier27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Well done.. Reusable materials is good for us and environment

    London KnightLondon Knight27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Is that 350,000 US Dollars?

    Angel AguirreAngel Aguirre27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I love love love this place!

    Donna EDonna E27 วันที่ผ่านมา
Shipping Container Home Designed For Sustainable Family Living