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.
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  • تركي الحربي
    تركي الحربي 21 hour ago

    350,000 $ toooooooooooo much

  • Hi Arinaa
    Hi Arinaa Day ago +1

    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 2 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 2 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 2 days ago


  • Cameron Gemstone
    Cameron Gemstone 3 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 3 days ago

    This guy expresses too much!

  • Joaquin Cabrera Macaya

    Love this house

  • Alexander Pitman
    Alexander Pitman 4 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 4 days ago

    Awesome 👍

  • Mark Russ
    Mark Russ 5 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 5 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 5 days ago

    My dream is to build a tiny house on the base of one of those storage shed things you see sometimes.

  • Saeedoo
    Saeedoo 5 days ago

    How much a house like this cost to build?

  • Ivy karanja
    Ivy karanja 6 days ago +4

    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. 😄

  • J Long
    J Long 6 days ago +1

    that bathroom is horrendous

  • Mom'sLife Ghael&Irithel

    It so beautiful graveh... It's so amazing..

  • Istiak Ahmad
    Istiak Ahmad 6 days ago

    this vid sucks in a way that we NEED to see how its been made

  • cody huweart
    cody huweart 6 days ago

    How much

  • Adrian Nostromo
    Adrian Nostromo 6 days ago +1

    I love this home, amazing. Thank you for including the blue print.

  • nitrolx
    nitrolx 6 days ago

    Love the bathroom! Beautiful!

  • Shiva Best
    Shiva Best 7 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 5 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
    chapman 7 days ago +1

    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
    setphaser 7 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 8 days ago

    Personally, I don't think that this home fits the theme of this TVclip 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. 8 days ago

    Nothing says "community" like a 7ft steel fence.

  • theacme3
    theacme3 8 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 9 days ago

    Is that a Koala at 13:24?

  • vempriex
    vempriex 9 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 10 days ago +1

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

  • Dalia Flanders
    Dalia Flanders 10 days ago

    This home is gorgeous!!! Love it as well as the concept and thought that went into the build!!

  • JoceyVDV
    JoceyVDV 10 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 10 days ago +3

    $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
      Kurswell 7 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 8 days ago +1

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

    • Kurswell
      Kurswell 9 days ago

      Don't forget it's in Australian dollars

  • Greyfort
    Greyfort 10 days ago

    I love shipping container homes.

  • Noël Sag
    Noël Sag 11 days ago

    less is more.
    less s a bore.

  • epSos Premium
    epSos Premium 11 days ago +2

    *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
    allison tamouzian 11 days ago +2

    This home is beautiful and I love how the owner explained his reasoning for why they designed the home this way.

  • DieMouseundLego
    DieMouseundLego 12 days 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 12 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 13 days ago

    Thanks with regard to delivering these superb information.

  • Kymberly East
    Kymberly East 13 days ago +1

    What a LOVELY interview! Thank you, Bryce!

  • Lily Ypinazar
    Lily Ypinazar 13 days ago

    When ‘Living Big in a Tiny House’ becomes a Netflix show, my life will be complete

  • Anita Page
    Anita Page 13 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 14 days ago

    What dreams are made of....WoW!

    PUSHPITA BHOWMICK 14 days ago

    Such a beautiful house

  • Hood Rich Tutorials
    Hood Rich Tutorials 14 days ago

    Take a drink every time the owner says externally 😂

  • Crafty Loops
    Crafty Loops 14 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 14 days ago +1

    Why those houses can't be designed to collecting rain water ?!!

  • guerrier weg
    guerrier weg 14 days ago

    What an arse

  • RGP B
    RGP B 15 days ago

    This channel and its message are so fantastic!

  • DreamingFlurry
    DreamingFlurry 15 days ago +1

    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 15 days ago

    e x t e r n a l l y

  • Thembani Sibande
    Thembani Sibande 16 days ago

    love the content

  • Ms E
    Ms E 16 days ago +3

    This definitely belongs on your tiny-mansion spin-off series :)

  • Marky Mark
    Marky Mark 16 days ago +9

    I love shipping container homes done with class and modern touch.

  • Ilja Hetem
    Ilja Hetem 16 days ago


  • Lilac
    Lilac 16 days ago

    Nice and airy, but too many windows to clean, lol!

  • D Narry Julie Ton
    D Narry Julie Ton 16 days ago +7

    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 16 days ago +1

    Do you know what can also fit 10 people comfortably?
    A car

  • Athena Page
    Athena Page 16 days ago

    I think it’s so beautiful with the wood around the windows and the decking outside! 💕

  • snowl
    snowl 16 days ago

    Love this house! Amazing people build it and live in it!! 💘

  • Sarah James
    Sarah James 17 days ago

    RIP all those plants in dark corners.

  • ShiaLaBluff
    ShiaLaBluff 17 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 17 days ago +3

    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 17 days ago

    Looking for work a tiny home

  • Dylan
    Dylan 17 days ago

    You should have a tv show

  • Anna Kartashova
    Anna Kartashova 18 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 5 days ago

      have a great week

      PS..Does the younger generation even know what ad libbing is???

  • Josh _101
    Josh _101 18 days ago +7

    I find it weird that people who build these sort of houses never have televisions🤷‍♂️

    • chapman
      chapman 7 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?

    BUTTHOLASAURUS 18 days ago

    $350,000 is a lot , even tho its nice.

  • Cf J
    Cf J 18 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 18 days ago

    Bryce, do you keep contact with all these families ?

  • Eloïse Terrier
    Eloïse Terrier 18 days ago

    very good philosophy from Simon =) I like it!

  • London Knight
    London Knight 18 days ago

    Well done.. Reusable materials is good for us and environment

  • Angel Aguirre
    Angel Aguirre 18 days ago

    Is that 350,000 US Dollars?

  • Donna E
    Donna E 18 days ago

    I love love love this place!

  • Colin-kun :3
    Colin-kun :3 18 days ago

    This house looks pretty cool

  • VI god
    VI god 19 days ago

    Hands down one of the best houses ı have ever seen ! İ love this !

  • Kreative Pulp
    Kreative Pulp 19 days ago

    Kangaroos staring at the drone. 😂😂😂

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  • Saj alex
    Saj alex 20 days ago

    Appreciate the concept n the work awesome

  • Magpie
    Magpie 20 days ago +1

    Absolutely stunning design. I love that these builds are shown too!

  • Lynne Davies
    Lynne Davies 20 days ago +1

    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.

  • riki manuel
    riki manuel 20 days ago

    great home. must be in management...seems like a wanker.

  • RinnyDale
    RinnyDale 20 days ago


  • Vicki Lawrence
    Vicki Lawrence 20 days ago +1

    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.

  • Ana Paula Brito
    Ana Paula Brito 20 days ago

    I just loved!!!

  • Hopes and Dreams
    Hopes and Dreams 20 days ago

    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.

  • Showdown
    Showdown 20 days ago +1

    A shitbox......................

  • Anna Dela Cruz
    Anna Dela Cruz 21 day ago

    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!

  • Gail Frayer
    Gail Frayer 21 day ago

    Your home is beautiful.

  • MultiSmiley94
    MultiSmiley94 21 day ago

    There are no doors between hall and master bedroom? O.o I didnt see one

  • Dil Lee
    Dil Lee 21 day ago

    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.

  • Catty Mansoor
    Catty Mansoor 21 day ago

    I'm really love this style of tiny house 😍

  • Irfan Ashaari
    Irfan Ashaari 21 day ago

    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

  • Ghhj Fbbn
    Ghhj Fbbn 21 day ago

    He should rent out the guest pod on air BnB. Extra income for him and an interesting experience for the renters.

    TMTGAU 21 day ago +1

    Interesting that they didn't use High Cube containers.

  • Tracey Gauley
    Tracey Gauley 21 day ago

    love this!

  • Brunzon Ordoñez
    Brunzon Ordoñez 21 day ago

    This channel deserves a spot in Netflix. Many would love to watch his videos. 😍

  • Chris Nyman Weller
    Chris Nyman Weller 21 day ago

    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!