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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Camera: Bryce Langston & Rasa Pescud
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  • 350,000 $ toooooooooooo much

    تركي الحربيتركي الحربيДень назад
  • 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 ArinaaДень назад
  • I like that they say the price they spend on every ep so u can get a idea of cost

    Lizard ManLizard Man2 дня назад
  • 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 Lamprecht2 дня назад
  • Beautiful.

    Maria GMaria G3 дня назад
  • 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 Gemstone3 дня назад
  • This guy expresses too much!

    Grail GalGrail Gal4 дня назад
  • Love this house

    Joaquin Cabrera MacayaJoaquin Cabrera Macaya4 дня назад
  • 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 Pitman4 дня назад
  • Awesome 👍

    life is lovelife is love4 дня назад
  • 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 дней назад
  • 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 Andrews5 дней назад
  • My dream is to build a tiny house on the base of one of those storage shed things you see sometimes.

    Bryce BowenBryce Bowen5 дней назад
  • How much a house like this cost to build?

    SaeedooSaeedoo6 дней назад
  • 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 дней назад
  • that bathroom is horrendous

    J LongJ Long6 дней назад
  • It so beautiful graveh... It's so amazing..

    Mom'sLife Ghael&IrithelMom'sLife Ghael&Irithel6 дней назад
  • this vid sucks in a way that we NEED to see how its been made

    Istiak AhmadIstiak Ahmad6 дней назад
  • How much

    cody huweartcody huweart6 дней назад
  • I love this home, amazing. Thank you for including the blue print.

    Adrian NostromoAdrian Nostromo7 дней назад
  • Love the bathroom! Beautiful!

    nitrolxnitrolx7 дней назад
  • 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 дней назад
    • 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 Andrews5 дней назад
  • 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.

    chapmanchapman7 дней назад
  • 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.

    setphasersetphaser7 дней назад
  • Personally, I don't think that this home fits the theme of this RUvision 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 дней назад
  • 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 SINGH8 дней назад
  • Nothing says "community" like a 7ft steel fence.

    Andy Hay.Andy Hay.9 дней назад
  • 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 дней назад
  • Is that a Koala at 13:24?

    Jed HonradoJed Honrado9 дней назад
  • 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.

    vempriexvempriex9 дней назад
  • Too many PC buzzwords for my taste. Looks too sterile on the inside. Lovely wood decking though.

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

    Dalia FlandersDalia Flanders10 дней назад
  • 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 😒

    JoceyVDVJoceyVDV10 дней назад
  • $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 cruz10 дней назад
    • @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.

      KurswellKurswell7 дней назад
    • Oh! Wrong convertion, still can only afford by rich people ... 😂

      iya cruziya cruz8 дней назад
    • Don't forget it's in Australian dollars

      KurswellKurswell9 дней назад
  • I love shipping container homes.

    GreyfortGreyfort10 дней назад
  • less is more. or... less s a bore.

    Noël SagNoël Sag11 дней назад
  • *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 Premium11 дней назад
  • This home is beautiful and I love how the owner explained his reasoning for why they designed the home this way.

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

    DieMouseundLegoDieMouseundLego12 дней назад
  • Honestly couldn't love more this channel!! l love everything about it!! please never stop. lots of love from Mexico

    Diana Torres RojoDiana Torres Rojo12 дней назад
  • Thanks with regard to delivering these superb information.

    Mark JenkinsMark Jenkins13 дней назад
  • What a LOVELY interview! Thank you, Bryce!

    Kymberly EastKymberly East13 дней назад
  • When ‘Living Big in a Tiny House’ becomes a Netflix show, my life will be complete

    Lily YpinazarLily Ypinazar13 дней назад
  • + 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 дней назад
  • What dreams are made of....WoW!

    Mark KennedyMark Kennedy14 дней назад
  • Such a beautiful house

  • Take a drink every time the owner says externally 😂

    Hood Rich TutorialsHood Rich Tutorials14 дней назад
  • 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 Loops14 дней назад
  • Why those houses can't be designed to collecting rain water ?!!

    cubecube beancubecube bean15 дней назад
  • What an arse

    guerrier wegguerrier weg15 дней назад
  • This channel and its message are so fantastic!

    RGP BRGP B15 дней назад
  • 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!)

    DreamingFlurryDreamingFlurry15 дней назад
  • e x t e r n a l l y

    Zoé Le LanZoé Le Lan15 дней назад
  • love the content

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

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

    Marky MarkMarky Mark16 дней назад
  • Wauw!

    Ilja HetemIlja Hetem16 дней назад
  • Nice and airy, but too many windows to clean, lol!

    LilacLilac16 дней назад
  • 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 Ton16 дней назад
  • Do you know what can also fit 10 people comfortably? A car

    Nathan BaiNathan Bai16 дней назад
  • I think it’s so beautiful with the wood around the windows and the decking outside! 💕

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

    snowlsnowl17 дней назад
  • RIP all those plants in dark corners.

    Sarah JamesSarah James17 дней назад
  • 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!

    ShiaLaBluffShiaLaBluff17 дней назад
  • 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 Fal17 дней назад
  • Looking for work a tiny home

    Anthony DrouinAnthony Drouin17 дней назад
  • You should have a tv show

    DylanDylan18 дней назад
  • 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 дней назад
    • 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 Andrews5 дней назад
  • I find it weird that people who build these sort of houses never have televisions🤷‍♂️

    Josh _101Josh _10118 дней назад
    • 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 дней назад
  • $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 дней назад
  • Bryce, do you keep contact with all these families ?

    Eloïse TerrierEloïse Terrier18 дней назад
  • very good philosophy from Simon =) I like it!

    Eloïse TerrierEloïse Terrier18 дней назад
  • Well done.. Reusable materials is good for us and environment

    London KnightLondon Knight18 дней назад
  • Is that 350,000 US Dollars?

    Angel AguirreAngel Aguirre18 дней назад
  • I love love love this place!

    Donna EDonna E18 дней назад
  • This house looks pretty cool

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

    VI godVI god19 дней назад
  • Kangaroos staring at the drone. 😂😂😂

    Kreative PulpKreative Pulp19 дней назад
  • Gorgeous.

    Thomas Christopher WhiteThomas Christopher White19 дней назад
  • Appreciate the concept n the work awesome

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

    MagpieMagpie20 дней назад
  • 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 Davies20 дней назад
  • great home. must be in management...seems like a wanker.

    riki manuelriki manuel20 дней назад
  • 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

    RinnyDaleRinnyDale20 дней назад
  • 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 Lawrence20 дней назад
  • I just loved!!!

    Ana Paula BritoAna Paula Brito20 дней назад
  • 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 Dreams20 дней назад
  • A shitbox......................

    ShowdownShowdown21 день назад
  • 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 день назад
  • Your home is beautiful.

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

    MultiSmiley94MultiSmiley9421 день назад
  • 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 Lee21 день назад
  • I'm really love this style of tiny house 😍

    Catty MansoorCatty Mansoor21 день назад
  • 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 Ashaari21 день назад
  • He should rent out the guest pod on air BnB. Extra income for him and an interesting experience for the renters.

    Ghhj FbbnGhhj Fbbn21 день назад
  • Interesting that they didn't use High Cube containers.

    TMTGAUTMTGAU21 день назад
    • What is That???

      Kelli AndrewsKelli Andrews5 дней назад
  • love this!

    Tracey GauleyTracey Gauley21 день назад
  • This channel deserves a spot in Netflix. Many would love to watch his videos. 😍

    Brunzon OrdoñezBrunzon Ordoñez21 день назад
  • So it’s obvious that “tiny house” is right in your name of your channel...but I like it that you stretch outside of that once in a while and consider relatively low impact sustainable building methods, creative design, and unusual ways of using recycled materials. Basically shipping containers are recycled materials. And it uses a whole lot less of the earths energy to re-claim them and use them as they are versus smashing them up melting them down and building something new. And if you take the overall square footage of this home and divided by 10 people... it’s still pretty small. Of course it really doesn’t look like there’s 10 people living there full-time so that’s a little bit of a cheat. Regardless I like the structure; I like to use application; and I freaking love the location!

    Chris Nyman WellerChris Nyman Weller21 день назад
Shipping Container Home Designed For Sustainable Family Living