3 x 20ft Shipping Containers Turn Into Amazing Compact Home

  • Published: 01 February 2019
  • I’m always amazed at how people can turn shipping containers, hard, cold metal boxes, into some of the most beautiful, warm and welcoming homes. That’s exactly what this young couple from Victoria have done, transforming 3 20ft shipping containers into a wonderful, functional house.

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    Everywhere you look, Richard and Amy have packed their container home with great small space design ideas, ensuring that within the small footprint of the shipping containers, there is a tremendous amount of home and living space. Just as much thought has been put into the build of the home, with some great choices in materials and construction techniques making this a high performing and well insulating container home.

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    This home utilises a grid tied solar system, taking advantage of the extreme Australian sun. It also collects all it’s own water. With another family member on the way, this is sure to be a wonderful home for this young family. I hope you enjoy this video tour!

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Comments • 8 163

  • Jack Schitt
    Jack Schitt  2 hours back

    Wow the pommy husband never talks,guess she wears the boots ,

    • Damien Rick Umali
      Damien Rick Umali  3 hours back

      I would love to live in a container house but my concern is the water supply.

      • Adam Adam
        Adam Adam  7 hours back

        Don’t think this is cheap to build, maybe more expensive than a brick house.

        • James Postle
          James Postle  12 hours back

          The Kiwis really managed to mangle the English language!

          • Tazz M
            Tazz M  15 hours back

            10:08 I'd drop the bed height by 1 row of drawers

            • T38 Talon
              T38 Talon  16 hours back

              Instantly recognizable as a shipping container.... just another 1 in a million of these designed and made... Feng shiu, you fridge door opens the wrong way. That's not a couch, it's a storage bench with pillows.

              • Lisa Oughton
                Lisa Oughton  1 days back

                When baby becomes a toddler, he or she is going to have great fun opening and emptying all of those drawers. 😂

                • Denis Gusev
                  Denis Gusev  2 days back

                  ну, мне не очень....

                  • family tea and lots of yarn.

                    Lovely calming tranquillity home

                    • j v
                      j v  2 days back

                      Yeah it's pretty, but where the hell is the TV?

                      • Lea Rene`
                        Lea Rene`  2 days back

                        I love it when she said " we love snuggling up in the winter in front of the fire. l didnt see anything to snuggle up on, only a long storage box with cushions on you inadvertently called a couch.

                        • Elijah Bear
                          Elijah Bear  2 days back

                          Definitely not a kid friendly home! But it’s still beautiful.

                          • SAHAR WAHDAN
                            SAHAR WAHDAN  2 days back

                            أتمنى أن يكون فى مصر

                            • Andy Sneddon
                              Andy Sneddon  2 days back

                              Are SMEG fridges made by the German Siemens company???

                              • Kara Theriault
                                Kara Theriault  2 days back

                                Really great job guys!!! Beautiful, well thought...I want one:)

                                • Chris Nichols
                                  Chris Nichols  3 days back

                                  I'm now angry at my parents for not having some "extra land" to forfeit.

                                  • Luis Garza
                                    Luis Garza  3 days back

                                    I’m beginning to see a pattern here, spoiled millennials living in their parents backyard. People simply can’t fathom working hard enough to live the life their parents gave them when younger.

                                    • Eleanor Ayaovi
                                      Eleanor Ayaovi  3 days back

                                      I love this home. Nice work

                                      • Nitchie Bee
                                        Nitchie Bee  3 days back

                                        Wow! She would not allow him to speak! She is definitely wearing the pants!! Geesh!

                                        • Lady Slipper
                                          Lady Slipper  3 days back

                                          Overpriced, for the building materials. Good grief, here in the Midwest of the USA, we could have built a 2,000 - 2,500 sq. ft. home with solar.

                                          • Chris Bullock
                                            Chris Bullock  4 days back

                                            Usually see people who make plenty of money or could easily get loans for homes living in these dream"Tiny Homes". Makes you wonder why more of this isn't done for the thousands of homeless across america.

                                            • Greco
                                              Greco  4 days back

                                              Wow, the home is very clean, this women is 24/7 slave cleaning this home, without pay, b/c im sure that this men don't do anything on the home.

                                              • Jordan
                                                Jordan  4 days back

                                                "cabin porn"

                                                • Free sTAtES
                                                  Free sTAtES  4 days back

                                                  I would love to own a home as their's. The design is exactly to my taste than any other container homes, I've seen. And this home states comfort for retirement. Living large in a small home is an statement that saids"I value my privacy and independence. Solace from the world of hustle, speeding to a red light.

                                                  • opondo boaz
                                                    opondo boaz  4 days back

                                                    9:41 these guys have a book titled Cabin Porn 😂😂😂😂

                                                    • Gnome Crushr
                                                      Gnome Crushr  5 days back

                                                      It's amazing how homes that have twice the square footage are so dull and uninviting. The tiny home movement has taught me that the craving for a home with tons of space and empty, lackluster rooms is one of the worst ways to approach home-building. I can't imagine if they had bit the bullet and added 2 additional containers on the top (in place of the solar panels and water drains) and 1 more on the floor. It would still be a remarkably small home per normal standards, but the layout would seem like a mansion.

                                                      • Brad Ley
                                                        Brad Ley  5 days back

                                                        I love the home. Is there any build info or pictures anywhere? Does anyone know what kind of paneling is used in the inside?

                                                        • J D
                                                          J D  5 days back

                                                          I'm thinking to buy Land to build my tiny home it's awesome

                                                          • J D
                                                            J D  5 days back

                                                            Beautiful home

                                                            • Shakira Bells
                                                              Shakira Bells  5 days back

                                                              i want to live in this house i love it super clean to

                                                              • To' Madeira
                                                                To' Madeira  6 days back

                                                                Who else seen the cabin porn? 😂🤣😭

                                                                • David Little
                                                                  David Little  6 days back

                                                                  I forgot how annoying that Aussie upper inflection was

                                                                  • Nicole Elmes
                                                                    Nicole Elmes  6 days back



                                                                    • Blaine Steele
                                                                      Blaine Steele  6 days back

                                                                      Ok 1st, lovely couple, im envious and a bit melancholy. That being said I'm shocked at the oppressive manditory star rating system. In texas outside the citys you can build a house fron tin cans and trash or set up a literal rollercoaster. Its astounding how in your business other places are.

                                                                      • L'Ecritoire d'Ode
                                                                        L'Ecritoire d'Ode  6 days back

                                                                        Merci pour le partage, c'est bon de voir ce que certains font. Tiptop ! Thanks for sharing, it's goog to see that

                                                                        • Kimberly Kimberly
                                                                          Kimberly Kimberly  6 days back

                                                                          why don't you build a house with 145K?? if you have that money why to live in a container??

                                                                          • Marie Ramby
                                                                            Marie Ramby  6 days back

                                                                            One thing to remember when you and your significant other move to a tiny house, sauerkraut and baked beans are off the menu. :)

                                                                            • kcapt96
                                                                              kcapt96  6 days back

                                                                              Lovely at 9:38 I spotted a "Galo de Barcelos" from Portugal xD Great home, great people!

                                                                              • Isaiah Laidlaw
                                                                                Isaiah Laidlaw  6 days back

                                                                                Land in Southern California costs $150,000 for less than half an acre.
                                                                                After watching 30+ of these videos, common answer for "How did you get the land?" is "My daddy gave it to me".... So, still not practical for most.

                                                                                • Esther Juanes
                                                                                  Esther Juanes  6 days back

                                                                                  And what are they going to do with the baby?? ,Another container???

                                                                                  • Leitha Hazelwood
                                                                                    Leitha Hazelwood  7 days back

                                                                                    Please do a quick follow up after the baby is born.

                                                                                    • Micheline Lavoie
                                                                                      Micheline Lavoie  7 days back

                                                                                      I like the neatness, the tidyness.. but where are they going to put baby?

                                                                                      • Mike Smith
                                                                                        Mike Smith  7 days back

                                                                                        10:34 Marie Kondo folded his laundry. 😂

                                                                                        • Mike Smith
                                                                                          Mike Smith  7 days back

                                                                                          How can someone build this kind of house when they don't have parents with a bunch of extra land? 😭😭

                                                                                          • Mike Smith
                                                                                            Mike Smith  2 days back

                                                                                            @Stealthy Sloth This is a really good idea. Unfortunately the hardest part is still getting the land. That, and getting the county to allow you to build something like this on it. 😭

                                                                                          • Stealthy Sloth
                                                                                            Stealthy Sloth  2 days back

                                                                                            Don't build a home get the utilities and water to a lot put the washer dryer outside buy a cheap camper put solar on it and live in it. If you want a large bath just build one outside like a small room. Park a large tow trailer there forget about everything else oh you need to buy a cheap lot.

                                                                                          • Mike Smith
                                                                                            Mike Smith  2 days back

                                                                                            @houstonpromotion LOL "duh". Easier said than done in a large part of the US. 😭

                                                                                          • houstonpromotion
                                                                                            houstonpromotion  2 days back

                                                                                            Mike Smith buy your own duh lol

                                                                                        • Mike Smith
                                                                                          Mike Smith  7 days back

                                                                                          I've noticed in a few of these videos that there's always a shed or spare building off to the side (that goes unmentioned). I suspect this is where the homeowners store all their junk - to make the home itself look "clean" and "minimal" for the video. Care to comment on the outbuildings?

                                                                                          • Arwo
                                                                                            Arwo  7 days back

                                                                                            We went with 3.7kW because there are only 2 people living here at this moment
                                                                                            ....well,.... that statement is not gonna stand for much longer now, is it?

                                                                                            • Kathleen Ayapana
                                                                                              Kathleen Ayapana  1 weeks back

                                                                                              how big is the lot area

                                                                                              • Deb Cook
                                                                                                Deb Cook  1 weeks back

                                                                                                how was the drama with Council approvals etc?