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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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Presented and Produced by: Bryce Langston
Camera: Bryce Langston & Rasa Pescud
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  1. J R

    J R

    5 ore fa

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

  2. تركي الحربي

    تركي الحربي

    Giorno fa

    350,000 $ toooooooooooo much

  3. Hi Arinaa

    Hi Arinaa

    Giorno fa

    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!

  4. Lizard Man

    Lizard Man

    3 giorni fa

    I like that they say the price they spend on every ep so u can get a idea of cost

  5. Susan Lamprecht

    Susan Lamprecht

    3 giorni fa

    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.

  6. Maria G

    Maria G

    3 giorni fa


  7. Cameron Gemstone

    Cameron Gemstone

    3 giorni fa

    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.

  8. Grail Gal

    Grail Gal

    4 giorni fa

    This guy expresses too much!

  9. Joaquin Cabrera Macaya

    Joaquin Cabrera Macaya

    5 giorni fa

    Love this house

  10. Alexander Pitman

    Alexander Pitman

    5 giorni fa

    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.

  11. life is love

    life is love

    5 giorni fa

    Awesome 👍

  12. Mark Russ

    Mark Russ

    5 giorni fa

    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.

  13. Kelli Andrews

    Kelli Andrews

    6 giorni fa

    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!!!

  14. Bryce Bowen

    Bryce Bowen

    6 giorni fa

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

  15. Saeedoo


    6 giorni fa

    How much a house like this cost to build?

  16. Ivy karanja

    Ivy karanja

    6 giorni fa

    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. 😄

  17. J Long

    J Long

    6 giorni fa

    that bathroom is horrendous

  18. Mom'sLife Ghael&Irithel

    Mom'sLife Ghael&Irithel

    6 giorni fa

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

  19. Istiak Ahmad

    Istiak Ahmad

    7 giorni fa

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

  20. cody huweart

    cody huweart

    7 giorni fa

    How much

  21. Adrian Nostromo

    Adrian Nostromo

    7 giorni fa

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

  22. nitrolx


    7 giorni fa

    Love the bathroom! Beautiful!

  23. Shiva Best

    Shiva Best

    7 giorni fa

    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

      6 giorni fa

      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

  24. chapman


    7 giorni fa

    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.

  25. setphaser


    8 giorni fa

    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.

  26. Ken Keicher

    Ken Keicher

    8 giorni fa

    Personally, I don't think that this home fits the theme of this ITchannel 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.

  27. Real Experience GS SINGH

    Real Experience GS SINGH

    8 giorni fa

    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,

  28. Andy Hay.

    Andy Hay.

    9 giorni fa

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

  29. theacme3


    9 giorni fa

    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.

  30. Jed Honrado

    Jed Honrado

    9 giorni fa

    Is that a Koala at 13:24?

  31. vempriex


    10 giorni fa

    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.

  32. English Muffin

    English Muffin

    10 giorni fa

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

  33. Dalia Flanders

    Dalia Flanders

    10 giorni fa

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

  34. JoceyVDV


    11 giorni fa

    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 😒

  35. iya cruz

    iya cruz

    11 giorni fa

    $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


      8 giorni fa

      @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

      9 giorni fa

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

    • Kurswell


      9 giorni fa

      Don't forget it's in Australian dollars

  36. Greyfort


    11 giorni fa

    I love shipping container homes.

  37. Noël Sag

    Noël Sag

    11 giorni fa

    less is more. or... less s a bore.

  38. epSos Premium

    epSos Premium

    11 giorni fa

    *Beautiful home.* The garden is a useful part of the home. It's good that the space is very connected to the outside sitting !

  39. allison tamouzian

    allison tamouzian

    12 giorni fa

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

  40. DieMouseundLego


    12 giorni fa

    That is what I love to call harmony :-) I think its the first Home I see with no TV ;-) or its hidden .... fantastic!

  41. Diana Torres Rojo

    Diana Torres Rojo

    13 giorni fa

    Honestly couldn't love more this channel!! l love everything about it!! please never stop. lots of love from Mexico

  42. Mark Jenkins

    Mark Jenkins

    14 giorni fa

    Thanks with regard to delivering these superb information.

  43. Kymberly East

    Kymberly East

    14 giorni fa

    What a LOVELY interview! Thank you, Bryce!

  44. Lily Ypinazar

    Lily Ypinazar

    14 giorni fa

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

  45. Anita Page

    Anita Page

    14 giorni fa

    + 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!

  46. Mark Kennedy

    Mark Kennedy

    14 giorni fa

    What dreams are made of....WoW!



    14 giorni fa

    Such a beautiful house

  48. Hood Rich Tutorials

    Hood Rich Tutorials

    15 giorni fa

    Take a drink every time the owner says externally 😂

  49. Crafty Loops

    Crafty Loops

    15 giorni fa

    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.

  50. cubecube bean

    cubecube bean

    15 giorni fa

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

  51. guerrier weg

    guerrier weg

    15 giorni fa

    What an arse

  52. RGP B

    RGP B

    15 giorni fa

    This channel and its message are so fantastic!

  53. DreamingFlurry


    15 giorni fa

    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!)

  54. Zoé Le Lan

    Zoé Le Lan

    16 giorni fa

    e x t e r n a l l y

  55. Thembani Sibande

    Thembani Sibande

    16 giorni fa

    love the content

  56. Ms E

    Ms E

    16 giorni fa

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

  57. Marky Mark

    Marky Mark

    16 giorni fa

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

  58. Ilja Hetem

    Ilja Hetem

    16 giorni fa


  59. Lilac


    17 giorni fa

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

  60. D Narry Julie Ton

    D Narry Julie Ton

    17 giorni fa

    I very much enjoyed this episode. Simon was very eloquent in his words. I enjoying watching and listening to everything that was being said. :)

  61. Nathan Bai

    Nathan Bai

    17 giorni fa

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

  62. Athena Page

    Athena Page

    17 giorni fa

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

  63. snowl


    17 giorni fa

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

  64. Sarah James

    Sarah James

    17 giorni fa

    RIP all those plants in dark corners.

  65. ShiaLaBluff


    17 giorni fa

    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!

  66. Sprits Fal

    Sprits Fal

    18 giorni fa

    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"

  67. Anthony Drouin

    Anthony Drouin

    18 giorni fa

    Looking for work a tiny home

  68. Dylan


    18 giorni fa

    You should have a tv show

  69. Anna Kartashova

    Anna Kartashova

    18 giorni fa

    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

      6 giorni fa

      THANK YOU! SO MUCH FOR SAYING THIS I COULD HUG YOU!!! have a great week PS..Does the younger generation even know what ad libbing is??? 🤣🤣🤣

  70. Josh _101

    Josh _101

    18 giorni fa

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

    • chapman


      7 giorni fa

      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?



    18 giorni fa

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

  72. Cf J

    Cf J

    18 giorni fa

    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.

  73. Eloïse Terrier

    Eloïse Terrier

    19 giorni fa

    Bryce, do you keep contact with all these families ?

  74. Eloïse Terrier

    Eloïse Terrier

    19 giorni fa

    very good philosophy from Simon =) I like it!

  75. London Knight

    London Knight

    19 giorni fa

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

  76. Angel Aguirre

    Angel Aguirre

    19 giorni fa

    Is that 350,000 US Dollars?

  77. Donna E

    Donna E

    19 giorni fa

    I love love love this place!

  78. Colin-kun :3

    Colin-kun :3

    19 giorni fa

    This house looks pretty cool

  79. VI god

    VI god

    19 giorni fa

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

  80. Kreative Pulp

    Kreative Pulp

    19 giorni fa

    Kangaroos staring at the drone. 😂😂😂

  81. Thomas Christopher White

    Thomas Christopher White

    19 giorni fa


  82. Saj alex

    Saj alex

    20 giorni fa

    Appreciate the concept n the work awesome

  83. Magpie


    20 giorni fa

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

  84. Lynne Davies

    Lynne Davies

    20 giorni fa

    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.

  85. riki manuel

    riki manuel

    21 giorno fa

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

  86. RinnyDale


    21 giorno fa


  87. Vicki Lawrence

    Vicki Lawrence

    21 giorno fa

    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.

  88. Ana Paula Brito

    Ana Paula Brito

    21 giorno fa

    I just loved!!!

  89. Hopes and Dreams

    Hopes and Dreams

    21 giorno fa

    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. Cheers!

  90. Showdown


    21 giorno fa

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

  91. Anna Dela Cruz

    Anna Dela Cruz

    21 giorno fa

    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!

  92. Gail Frayer

    Gail Frayer

    21 giorno fa

    Your home is beautiful.

  93. MultiSmiley94


    21 giorno fa

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

  94. Dil Lee

    Dil Lee

    21 giorno fa

    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.

  95. Catty Mansoor

    Catty Mansoor

    21 giorno fa

    I'm really love this style of tiny house 😍

  96. Irfan Ashaari

    Irfan Ashaari

    21 giorno fa

    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

  97. Ghhj Fbbn

    Ghhj Fbbn

    21 giorno fa

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

  98. TMTGAU


    22 giorni fa

    Interesting that they didn't use High Cube containers.

    • Kelli Andrews

      Kelli Andrews

      6 giorni fa

      What is That???

  99. Tracey Gauley

    Tracey Gauley

    22 giorni fa

    love this!

  100. Brunzon Ordoñez

    Brunzon Ordoñez

    22 giorni fa

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

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