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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  • B Mattingly
    B Mattingly Hour ago


  • mksouthon
    mksouthon 8 hours ago

    if you watch the intro on 2x speed you'll notice the intro music still sounds the exact same.... weird

  • Sandra Mcdaniel
    Sandra Mcdaniel 8 hours ago

    Not for 350k. No thank you. Not my style, taste or budget.
    Nice for some people I guess. Australia is just as expensive as California, U.S.A. and most people have left Cali, or are homeless!
    Tiny homes are cheaper, and better.

  • Mountain Views
    Mountain Views 9 hours ago


  • BE Adventure Partners

    This is definitely the most gorgeous shipping container home we have ever seem. Most people who build with shipping containers stay within the lines, and don't cut openings in walls or expand into other spaces. Very unique design. Gorgeous flow, and use of indoor & outdoor spaces. LOVE LOVE Love It! Thanks for sharing Bryce @LivingBigInATinyHouse! - Erin + Brian too

  • Natalia Potter
    Natalia Potter Day 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 Day ago

    7:30-8:14 SOLID GOLD

  • Daisy K Akeo
    Daisy K Akeo 2 days ago

    Absolutely beautiful n brilliant! I love these shipping container homes!! Bravo👏

  • David Cattin
    David Cattin 2 days 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 3 days ago

    Shipping container is the new cardboard box.

  • Liz Stohlman
    Liz Stohlman 3 days ago +2

    “Good design can change the way we live”

    • BE Adventure Partners
      BE Adventure Partners Day ago

      Isn't that the truth @LizStohlman! We were like... YESSSSS when Bryce said that! It's sooo true! We have been travelling the past two years, and stayed in some beautifully designed places, and some real let downs. It matters BIG time. Especially when you work from "home"... Or in our case an Airbnb...

  • Straight from a Scientist

    But check out that vegitation

  • Doreen M
    Doreen M 4 days ago +1

    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 3 days ago +1

      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
      rosencain 3 days ago +1

      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 4 days ago


  • Tupuna Kaiaruna
    Tupuna Kaiaruna 5 days ago +1

    P Kaiaruna

    • Tupuna Kaiaruna
      Tupuna Kaiaruna 4 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 5 days ago

    Refugees whining about housing in shipping containers LMFAO

  • Roy Paul Carter
    Roy Paul Carter 5 days ago

    Very nice but that price tag

  • M MP
    M MP 6 days ago +1

    Very expensive AUD for what it is.

  • Elsefare
    Elsefare 6 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 7 days ago

    To much took

  • Kevin H.W. Crabbe
    Kevin H.W. Crabbe 7 days ago +1

    Now that’s well designed using storage bins like he did 🇨🇦🙏

  • mommamylo
    mommamylo 7 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.

    ARLENE HUTCHINSON 8 days ago

    1 bathroom 👀 WAR🏴‍☠️

  • Tatia Konnick
    Tatia Konnick 8 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 8 days ago

    Stunning home & property!

  • michael kelly
    michael kelly 8 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 8 days ago

    I just love the wide open spaces in this house and the minimalism in it.

  • thechocolatefactoryhunter

    Am sure they would be proud of their house design when lightening strikes...

  • Danielle M Hall
    Danielle M Hall 9 days ago

    This guy's got jokes.

  • Namya Jha
    Namya Jha 9 days ago

    This man is so friggin' intellectual though. I love the way these two held the conversation.

  • Jerchio IV
    Jerchio IV 9 days ago

    $350,000! Jesus....

  • Jeanne Wagner
    Jeanne Wagner 10 days ago

    Love it.

  • J R
    J R 10 days ago

    I love the way the containers are connected but seperate! , and the sliding windows/patio doors are awesome!

  • تركي الحربي
    تركي الحربي 11 days ago

    350,000 $ toooooooooooo much

  • Hi Arinaa
    Hi Arinaa 12 days 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 13 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 13 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 13 days ago


  • Cameron Gemstone
    Cameron Gemstone 14 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 14 days ago

    This guy expresses too much!

  • Joaquin Cabrera Macaya

    Love this house

  • Alexander Pitman
    Alexander Pitman 15 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 15 days ago

    Awesome 👍

  • Mark Russ
    Mark Russ 16 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 16 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 16 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 16 days ago

    How much a house like this cost to build?

  • Ivy karanja
    Ivy karanja 17 days ago +7

    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 Day 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 17 days ago +1

    that bathroom is horrendous

  • Mom'sLife Ghael&Irithel

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

  • Istiak Ahmad
    Istiak Ahmad 17 days ago

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

  • cody huweart
    cody huweart 17 days ago

    How much

  • Adrian Nostromo
    Adrian Nostromo 17 days ago +1

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

  • nitrolx
    nitrolx 17 days ago

    Love the bathroom! Beautiful!

  • Shiva Best
    Shiva Best 18 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 16 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 18 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 18 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 19 days ago

    Personally, I don't think that this home fits the theme of this RU-clip 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. 19 days ago

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

  • theacme3
    theacme3 19 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 20 days ago

    Is that a Koala at 13:24?

  • vempriex
    vempriex 20 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 21 day ago +1

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

  • Dalia Flanders
    Dalia Flanders 21 day ago

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

  • JoceyVDV
    JoceyVDV 21 day 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 21 day 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 18 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 19 days ago +1

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

    • Kurswell
      Kurswell 20 days ago

      Don't forget it's in Australian dollars

  • Greyfort
    Greyfort 21 day ago

    I love shipping container homes.

  • N Gup
    N Gup 22 days ago

    less is more.
    less s a bore.

  • epSos Premium
    epSos Premium 22 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 22 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 23 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 23 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 24 days ago

    Thanks with regard to delivering these superb information.

  • Kymberly East
    Kymberly East 24 days ago +1

    What a LOVELY interview! Thank you, Bryce!

  • Lily Ypinazar
    Lily Ypinazar 24 days ago

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

  • Anita Page
    Anita Page 24 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 25 days ago

    What dreams are made of....WoW!

    PUSHPITA BHOWMICK 25 days ago

    Such a beautiful house

  • Hood Rich Tutorials
    Hood Rich Tutorials 25 days ago

    Take a drink every time the owner says externally 😂

  • Crafty Loops
    Crafty Loops 25 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.

  •  25 days ago +1

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

  • guerrier weg
    guerrier weg 25 days ago

    What an arse

  • RGP B
    RGP B 26 days ago

    This channel and its message are so fantastic!

  • DreamingFlurry
    DreamingFlurry 26 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 26 days ago

    e x t e r n a l l y

  • Thembani Sibande
    Thembani Sibande 27 days ago

    love the content

  • Ms E
    Ms E 27 days ago +3

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

  • Marky Mark
    Marky Mark 27 days ago +9

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

  • Ilja Hetem
    Ilja Hetem 27 days ago


  • Lilac
    Lilac 27 days ago

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

  • D Narry Julie Ton
    D Narry Julie Ton 27 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 27 days ago +1

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

  • Athena Page
    Athena Page 27 days ago

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

  • snowl
    snowl 27 days ago

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

  • Sarah James
    Sarah James 28 days ago

    RIP all those plants in dark corners.

  • ShiaLaBluff
    ShiaLaBluff 28 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 28 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 28 days ago

    Looking for work a tiny home

  • Dylan
    Dylan 28 days ago

    You should have a tv show