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 (https://www.instagram.com/southcoastcontainer/) or on the architects website (https://www.mattelkanarchitect.com.au/south-coast-container-house).

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Looks like they cut and pasted the shipping container sides, using it for sectioned off areas like kids playroom. Great. Those sides are fireproof. I'm not fond of kitchen cupboards without doors. Looks Unfinished. My opinion. I see more carton sides recycled in the home. Clever, fantastic.

my only problem with this is the dust collection in between the walls of the valleys of the wall with the baseboard of the container its self… surely u coulda used spare wood for the project n blocked that…

If shipping containers are inherently cold/hot, seasonally, and (at least in terms of this one) require such modifications, why use them at all? Couldn't this just as easily have been made from recycled wood/other materials without all the extra hassle/cost? As someone who doesn't have in-depth knowledge of the entire process, I'd welcome feedback. Edit: I wrote that at the beginning of watching this. In terms of this one, it almost seems as though the shipping containers have had parts of them repurposed into other areas of the house. As for straight-up shipping container houses, my original query remains.

350K for a Shipping Container home with crap isolation??. He sold it so hard, and the price is so high, its like fraud. he bought his windows from a CARBON POSITIVE Company? wtf

So CHINA, is undertaking THE GREATEST URBANIZATION HOUSING PROJECT ever attempted in human history, whole cities built 10-15 years in advance before public need, and Australia is moving toward…… shipping containers. hmmmmm. WOW, and look how proud they are too.

Its good they incorporated all these guest bedrooms into their eco home because as their children get older , they will need them. Two bunks beds in the same room only work when they are small. Eventually the guest rooms will have to be given to their kids when they are older and want the privacy. I see guestrooms turned into bedrooms in their foreseeable future lol. Other than that, love this home. I love to see one designed to accomodate families because they are rare. Unless you do something like this, like put a bunch of shipping containers together, most tiny homes cannot accommodate more than a couple. Even the large capacity ones aren't really big enough if you have children…too cramped…zero privacy for anybody.

Am I missing something? The main bedroom 2 people, kids room 4 people cause of damned bunk beds and 2 people in the guest pod. That's only 8 and that's because of the bs kids room that I'd consider 2. I could agree that it could comfortably house 4 adults and 2 kids. Or 4 adults and 4 kids. Still not 10 though. I don't think 4 kids in a room like that is very nice, looks like it would be cramped.
Where do they get 10?

I love the home. 350,000 is quite a lot of money…but all the details and the location probably have a play in all of it with the structural codes they followed…probably could do it for cheaper though if you did a lot of it yourself.

I live in South Florida Fort Lauderdale area with climate change and the increased frequency of these super powerful category 4 and 5 hurricanes like this past Dorian I feel its only a matter of time till one of these monsters directly hit my area and taking down my house. I'm looking for a some kind of a hurricane proof solution. I would consider selling my house and getting one of these for peace of mind. Anyone have a better solution?

Can I just say this is awesome. I would love him or his team to design me a tiny house like this . He has an open concept in the tiny house. How did he pull that off. Just love it. Design well. Love all the natural light from the windows/sliding doors etc . Overall just beautiful😍

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