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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  • Profitaenzer


     1 hours ago

    Hello, where is this house located? Is there any chance to get in contact to the owner? I like to build my one the same shape. I´ve some questions to the insolation. This is one of the best container houses I´v ever seen. Very good report anyway.

  • Gopal Krishna Iyer

    Gopal Krishna Iyer

     5 hours ago

    I want to build like this please send me full detail plan of this container house

  • alarmstrumpf


     8 hours ago

    What a pretentious douche.

  • Lorie M.

    Lorie M.

     1 days ago

    Nice house - beautiful. But this is pricey to build. With the land and complex building and sourcing, this is not a cheap venture.

  • Marco Antonio Espinoza

    Marco Antonio Espinoza

     1 days ago

    Why americans don't use window protection, a serial killer can enter homes very easy like in the movies, I don't understand.

  • Janet Trazo

    Janet Trazo

     2 days ago


  • DRC 85

    DRC 85

     2 days ago

    i saw so m any shipping container houses most of them have real bad roofing...

  • Emily wilson

    Emily wilson

     2 days ago

    Finally a tiny house I can get behind

  • Neil Old

    Neil Old

     3 days ago

    reestablish connection with nature by living in a shipping container laughing my fucking ass off!!!!
    This guy
    is actually
    Carbon positive.
    Give me a break.
    -the series been sponsored by the United Nations and agenda 2030?!

  • Neil Old

    Neil Old

     3 days ago

    There are some fantastic houses in the series but at the same time the series is also getting ridiculous.
    I mean if you’ve got enough land and you’ve obviously got the money just build a fucking house FFS
    Shipping containers are ugly as fuck AND be very wary of anything with sustainable in the title

  • Ray Bevins

    Ray Bevins

     3 days ago

    How would I be able to get the blueprints for this house. I love the design.

  • The jukebox

    The jukebox

     3 days ago

    Hammocks are great .. only for about 5 minutes then get me out!

  • delinquent


     3 days ago

    Drink every time he says "So what we wanted to do here"

  • Papo Swing

    Papo Swing

     3 days ago

    Love this container homes, but the cost simply doesn't justify at all. Yes, I want to live simpler, but as long as it doesn't cost me an arm and a leg. It has to make sense both ways.

  • Sean Smith

    Sean Smith

     3 days ago

    Well done guys. Love it.

  • Desmond Mashiri

    Desmond Mashiri

     4 days ago

    Wez your wife,it’s always nicer when the wives are around

  • Audrey Abdo

    Audrey Abdo

     4 days ago


  • tekis0


     4 days ago

    This gentleman hit it on the head! The phenomenon of “ the fragmentation of communities has really hurt our societies and the West a whole.

    I really love this house(s)! The only thing that I’m not crazy about is “the sound” of being in a metal room. I’d have to get used to that.

  • Danielle Strijdhaftig

    Danielle Strijdhaftig

     4 days ago

    Friend: Lovely how many cheap materials you managed to incorporate into this beautiful home. Shipping containers, garden taps, no closets. So ... how much money did you save over a conventional home?

    Owner: Uhm , did I mention it houses 10 people?

  • Peter Lemonjello

    Peter Lemonjello

     5 days ago

    So are we to assume that all toxic chemicals were professionally stripped from the interior walls?