Shipping Container Home Designed For Sustainable Family Living
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Living Big In A Tiny House: Shipping Container Home Designed For Sustainable Family Living


Published on: Friday, May 17, 2019

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
Editing: Rasa Pescud

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  • lapetitemoma


     13 hours ago

    Certainly sounds expensive to produce.

  • Carlos Viquez

    Carlos Viquez

     3 days ago

    What gauge is the side sheet of the container

  • Non Putri

    Non Putri

     4 days ago

    Sub indonesia

  • Non Putri

    Non Putri

     4 days ago

    Sub indonesia

  • Andrea Melado

    Andrea Melado

     4 days ago

    How big is the entire lot?

  • Russell williams

    Russell williams

     4 days ago

    nice designee but as i keep asking my self could you do this in the UK and hive it warm in the winter and affordable to built could you build a housing estate like this

  • hybrid green

    hybrid green

     5 days ago

    350? For that size of a home? Seems a lot even by California standards. I'm yet to see anyone build small or tiny home that is truly minimalistic. Lowering footprint costs a lot and being "poor" seems simply unaffordable.

  • Ieat Cheetos

    Ieat Cheetos

     5 days ago

    Take a shot every time he says container.

  • Rommel Cruz

    Rommel Cruz

     6 days ago

    very nice design but one thing i dont like is walking to step down or step up . it will make people flip

  • 1ringodn


     6 days ago

    Nice and clean.but no art no toys for the kids very dull what happens if they do make a mess ??ds

  • Richard Magnano

    Richard Magnano

     6 days ago

    The idea of living 'big' in a 'tiny house' bothers me. The gimmick of starting with a shipping container then building it into a very expensive home is dumb. You took something we should be doing for our homeless and turned it into a youtube channel glorifying extravagance.

    If you have the money and the land, as many of the houses you record do, putting a container home on tens of acres of land is silly. That's my take on it and I've been wrong before, but I own this.

  • Kyant T

    Kyant T

     1 weeks ago

    I like the container home but could use a bit of colours to pop up the whole house.

  • singingcowboy674


     1 weeks ago

    With containers of that size only running about 10-20k, American; that means he had to use the mass majority to build it out. That's crazy. Not 100% sure of best use for the money but I understand he was also going super environmental which can be expensive.

  • Beatrice Brown

    Beatrice Brown

     1 weeks ago

    Amazing ideas! I am stoked for my shipping container project! I don't have kangaroos in my backyard, but a lovely forest that will do just fine. Thanks for great ideas.

  • dff cpp

    dff cpp

     1 weeks ago

    Cool to rent out, make money, cash in my hand

  • Isaac


     1 weeks ago

    Thanks for sharing, never heard of the chrome thing so lesson learned. Now, part of this simple lifestyle for me is more financial freedom (need less = need less financial resources = gain more free time to enjoy what matters) so I’m trying to do similar as this person so as beautiful as their home is it’s too expensive overall. Thank you so much for all your videos that have inspired me to start planning for a better, simpler future before my kids get much older.

  • Menelik Z

    Menelik Z

     1 weeks ago +1

    95 square meters is 1022.57 square feel and not 102 square feet as pointed out on the video😊.

  • Steve Lyons

    Steve Lyons

     1 weeks ago

    Minimalism... 300+k container home?? ok

  • jf c

    jf c

     1 weeks ago

    wow you animals wash your shitty clothes in kitchen

  • Ghaniya Dewi

    Ghaniya Dewi

     1 weeks ago

    Omg i love this channel. Keep it up guys. 💗👍🏻