Shipping Container Home Designed For Sustainable Family Living

  • Published on May 17, 2019
  • 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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  • Manuel Adriano
    Manuel Adriano Day ago

    Nc accent mate

  • John Matze
    John Matze Day ago

    A lovely holiday house but less home.

  • Helen Bennett
    Helen Bennett Day ago

    Who knew chrome was toxic?

  • Pon Pon Production
    Pon Pon Production 2 days ago

    non asian people likes their houses with big windows. they are never afraid of scary things that might peek them at night xD or...during the day lol

  • Krishnendu as
    Krishnendu as 2 days ago

    Beautiful... I would like to have this unique home....

  • starhit
    starhit 3 days ago

    This container home is my favorite very simple and minimalist great channel thanks for sharing!!👍😃

  • emma
    emma 3 days ago

    lovely concept -- looks more like a hostel or airbnb than a home tho

  • mason Gp
    mason Gp 4 days ago

    Wow great job man,I love it

  • Star of Eden
    Star of Eden 4 days ago

    Very nice

  • Charley Young
    Charley Young 4 days ago

    Its larger then many I wonder if that counts in terms of the tiny home.

  • Susan M
    Susan M 5 days ago

    This is the goldilocks house. Not too big, not too small. In considering building a small home for myself, I had been thinking 800sq ft would be the right size .If your brother-in-law is an architect and the king of built-ins. 600 sq ft looks perfectly spacious. I love the inverted corner window with a big overhang to cut down on direct sun. It's a great feature for a hot sunny climate. This comment was meant to go on the wabi-sabi episode. RUclip autoplayed while I was typing.

  • Jamie Coughlin
    Jamie Coughlin 5 days ago

    Outstanding! This guy and Gordan Ramsay would make a great engineering company! His ideas but Gordan's enthusiasm to get shit done quickly.. Hands down beautiful!

  • Marc Lamparter
    Marc Lamparter 7 days ago +4

    This is the kids room: they are training for Westpoint.

  • shahriar hasan
    shahriar hasan 7 days ago

    Tinny lovely house with lovely family. Thanks for this awesome video

  • jacob bey
    jacob bey 7 days ago

    I'm concerned about his wife getting out of the hammock; one bad step and she can fall on the ground and hurt herself

  • Ketah's Little Bubble
    Ketah's Little Bubble 8 days ago +1

    This home has so much potential. However, it feels cold and lacks personality. So much more could have been done for $350,000. I think the outside architecture is the most interesting. The inside was disappointing. It felt too sterile and devoid of humanness. The children’s room had no color or anything engaging. It was uneventful. 🤔 Have you seen the Julia Roberts movie “Sleeping with the Enemy.” I got those vibes. And, the bathroom looked like a prison shower. I liked the living room and sliding glass doors. The lesson for me is the containers are sterile, and I personally think you must add color, texture, and personality to warm such a challenging living space. Bryce, thanks for giving us unique projects to consider and draw ideas from. Your channel is wonderful! 💕

  • rowena muller
    rowena muller 8 days ago

    Love that Bryce is including small homes (actually an average size home last century) as well as tiny homes . It's not practical for everyone to have a tiny home . Small homes like this built from containers is such a great alternative to the usual, inefficient brick veneer mc mansion. I also think to have had this built and up to code with a "granny flat" for $350,000 AU is pretty reasonable for Australia.

  • chumpess
    chumpess 8 days ago

    Bigger than my house

  • Melissa Sirois
    Melissa Sirois 9 days ago

    I really like the mini houses and have been looking for sometime into getting one. I like the idea of low cost and also using less energy to heat etc however my biggest obstacle so far is finding land where I can.put the house. Urban Land is crazy expensive and rural rustic land I'm being told I can't put a house on... I'm in Spain ... Castilla. Any suggestions? Not to mention that some villages here won't even allow you having a small house.

  • 张小艳
    张小艳 9 days ago

    Bryce, I saw your video on a Chinese web called bilibili ,do u know that?

  • Heather Riesen
    Heather Riesen 9 days ago

    Excuse me, one bathroom for ten people? That would nooooooot fly in my family.

  • KcaTisback
    KcaTisback 9 days ago


  • Christine Ingram
    Christine Ingram 9 days ago

    Brilliant idea ,it looks really nice too not how you would expect containers to be ..very luxurious without overspending great idea ..bigger than the home my parents brought when we lived NZ 😀

  • Shaun Thorton
    Shaun Thorton 10 days ago

    Do we know of the price ?

  • Shaun Thorton
    Shaun Thorton 10 days ago

    When plywood becomes Posh 👍✌

  • Haute Swan
    Haute Swan 10 days ago

    Really what a cool house. Artistically it just blows my mind and satisfies the minimalist in me but it still had enough places to hide family stuff. Very neat. I wonder if it would work out well in a cold area though like in a mountain area. And what about meeting codes, it must have been difficult. I wish I knew the cost of the project.

  • Mattie Kingori
    Mattie Kingori 10 days ago

    Add some color please!

  • Edward Scully
    Edward Scully 10 days ago

    Can someone who lives in that country tell me if $3,888 build cost per square meter is a lot of money

  • KD
    KD 10 days ago

    I love this channel, but this guy was annoying. I don't need you to sell it to me.

  • Frances Harrison
    Frances Harrison 11 days ago

    Lllooovvvveeeee the space 🔥🔥

  • Brin Haerycammel
    Brin Haerycammel 12 days ago

    What an absolute farcical commentary! I like the place but we can do without the over the top hype! I got to 5:30 then I'd had enough.

  • love4lust7301
    love4lust7301 12 days ago

    Ahh that bathroom gotta go. Looks like a prison shower

  • love4lust7301
    love4lust7301 12 days ago

    Come on in.. 📢 cue the childish Tinkerbell 🎶 music!! 🤮

  • crisprapper
    crisprapper 12 days ago

    The owner really seemed like he was trying hard to sell this place to the viewers and it's a stunning place but at the end I understood why he was pushing hard... $350k for 4 containers!!! Ouch. It's an incredible space but man, that's not cheap.

  • Baby Cakes
    Baby Cakes 12 days ago

    Im sorry but listening to this man is so mundane and almost excruciating. I feel like I'm at a university lecture for a the course I'd least want to ever do.. I don't know how Bryce does it!!

  • baachi kutikela
    baachi kutikela 12 days ago

    Bro, really I love this tiny house

  • Grace Antonio
    Grace Antonio 13 days ago

    This house is BEAUTIFUL CLEVER & AWESOME! I think its my dream house...sigh😍I want one exactly the same.

    SOUGATA CHANDRA 13 days ago

    If we make this type of homes in INDIA , WE WILL BE Robbed 😭

  • Sherlina Aurel
    Sherlina Aurel 15 days ago

    i freaking love this

  • Don Brams
    Don Brams 15 days ago

    No tiny at all tooooo expensive. they are rich.

  • Ethan M
    Ethan M 16 days ago

    Haha “we want to get away from those materialistic ways of life”???😂.. you’re hilarious! Right it so obvious!

  • justgivemethetruth
    justgivemethetruth 16 days ago

    10:06 - Laundry in the kitchen?
    I am not real crazy about the "campsite" bathroom. There are a few things I would change or do differently, but the design and the ideas are very cool.

  • streetwise network
    streetwise network 16 days ago

    I like building with shipping containers • if you want to see how we *build containers much more WILD*?
    I just made a video how we build a social sculpture with a structure of modified shipping containers for an art project in Switzerland •
    > FRAME mobile architecture in Basel, Switzerland

  • streetwise network
    streetwise network 16 days ago

    I like building with shipping containers • if you want to see how we *build containers much more WILD*?
    I just made a video how we build a social sculpture with a structure of modified shipping containers for an art project in Switzerland •
    > FRAME mobile architecture in Basel, Switzerland

  • streetwise network
    streetwise network 16 days ago

    I like building with shipping containers • if you want to see how we *build containers much more WILD*?
    I just made a video how we build a social sculpture with a structure of modified shipping containers for an art project in Switzerland •
    > FRAME mobile architecture in Basel, Switzerland

  • Conrite Wing
    Conrite Wing 17 days ago

    I love the place but that price tag... ouch

  • justgivemethetruth
    justgivemethetruth 17 days ago

    This is like a roof with insulated compartments or shipping containers ... brilliant.

  • Brian
    Brian 17 days ago

    He got hosed on the price what a joke. Might as well have gone with traditional construction for that price.

  • justgivemethetruth
    justgivemethetruth 17 days ago

    One question I've always had about shipping containers is ... why are there so many of them. Why are they taken out of use? Is there something wrong with them, or are they making a profit by selling them? How is it that people get hold of these shipping containers and they are not resused for ... shipping?

  • justgivemethetruth
    justgivemethetruth 17 days ago +1

    It's also very clever how the ends of some of the containers were used as doors to storage, like a storage unit. This guy, or whoever from his company is really a good engineer/designer. It appears like the house is mostly windows, structure and insulation enclosing the shipping containers that function as structural pieces to build out the interior. This is by far the nicest shipping container design I've ever seen, plus it looks very efficient and relatively inexpensive. Great video!

  • justgivemethetruth
    justgivemethetruth 17 days ago

    It appears that the shipping containers are used as the internal load bearing pieces with spaces between them that open up the space and allow for more flexibility in design, like the hall or what looks like a hall at 4:13. Really well done design.

  • justgivemethetruth
    justgivemethetruth 17 days ago

    How do you attach the insulation and cladding to the container? These are really well done and they make the best of the shipping container properties.

  • justgivemethetruth
    justgivemethetruth 17 days ago

    1:06 - go in with eyes open ... shipping container limitations ... well put.

  • Sean Stewart
    Sean Stewart 17 days ago

    The second room will be the girls at some looking forward I am sure.
    This place is brilliant, one of my favorite! One I could actually see muddled building.

  • Major Tom
    Major Tom 17 days ago

    I am not lying, whenever I stress out because of any reason I think of This channel's videos, there's a strange relief watching these magical videos and kudos to the enthusiasm and positive vibes of Mr. Bryce, always cheerful :)

    GAURANG JOSHI 17 days ago

    Thank you soo much bryce...just because of your youtube channel now tiny house is not just the tiny house for me it becomes my dream house. I love all your videos and some of them i have watched twice or thrice. You are such h positive man and i found your channel very unique and good. Thank you once again for sharing your views n visits for such a beautiful houses with us.

  • Rune L
    Rune L 18 days ago

    7:20 Some people are very intolerant toward people that prefer to have some alone time. I have seen this many times before. Extroverts that expect everyone to join together, or else one is considered a problem.

  • Rajeev Kamalasanan
    Rajeev Kamalasanan 18 days ago

    Awesome video

  • Vehicle Overload
    Vehicle Overload 18 days ago

    I completely understand the trend of building with sustainable renewable products. Eg, recycled timber sliding doors, timber deck etc. But how are shipping containers renewable or good for the environment at all? They don't look second hand, they look brand new. Wouldn't everyone be better off building a home completely out of timber? Then planting more trees to renew the timber?

  • Tina teews
    Tina teews 18 days ago

    If only we can do this in California. What a beautiful and smart built home.

  • Transfiguration Yah
    Transfiguration Yah 18 days ago

    Absolutely Gorgeous Peaceful Wonderful Cozy & Spacious

  • Faiza Mano
    Faiza Mano 18 days ago

    Spectacular... Tremendous.

  • Cixinela 7
    Cixinela 7 19 days ago

    Wow. Simply beautiful.. house and people

  • Pattie Pitts
    Pattie Pitts 19 days ago

    How do you do that outdoor shower I love that with the big water tank

    PRESIDENTCAZZ1 Holt 20 days ago

    Like the tiny homes better than shipping containers

  • Sebastian Francks
    Sebastian Francks 20 days ago

    Absolutely awesome design, great job thanks for sharing this video! Youre great as always Bryce!!

  • Sebastian Francks
    Sebastian Francks 20 days ago

    Absolutely awesome design, great job thanks for sharing this video! Youre great as always Bryce!!

  • srishti chhabra
    srishti chhabra 22 days ago

    Extra big and no solar system just taking more space from the nature , they should remove guest pod and install some solar panels

  • Zargony Zafar
    Zargony Zafar 24 days ago

    This is beyond amazing. Though alot of money spent on these. But it's for affordability of 10 people so kind a understandable.

  • Keith Mitchell
    Keith Mitchell 24 days ago

    Very nice 👍👍👍

  • jahmen j
    jahmen j 24 days ago

    LOVE IT 🍏🙏🏽👍🏽🥑✌🏽🌼💚

  • Eric Houston
    Eric Houston 25 days ago +2

    I thought people went to shipping containers to reduce cost, now I'm seeing cont. homes upwards of a million dollars, what's the use ??? anytime anyone comes up with an inexpensive way of living someone else is going to overdo it and it's the same with tiny houses.

  • Michael Eavenson
    Michael Eavenson 25 days ago

    My absolute favorite

  • Mike Smith
    Mike Smith 25 days ago

    No man space. Garage tools. Looks like an airbnb rental unit. Cold and minimal. Dad is obviously OCD. I feel sorry for the kids. Barely a
    Toy or fun in sight.

  • Bless This Mess
    Bless This Mess 25 days ago +1

    Well it’s certainly a Gorgeous home.... I couldn’t afford it, but it’s GORGEOUS.