South Coast Container House 2018

HOUSE NAME
South Coast Container House
Address:
Long Beach 2536
(Full address of homes will only be displayed 2 weeks prior to SHD)
Open
10am to 4pm
House Open Style
Open House - No Booking required
Housing Type
Standalone House
Project Type
New Build
Builder
Luke Price Total Building Solutions
House Size
94sqm
Number of bedrooms
4
Number of bathrooms
2

This container house was always about economy, energy efficiency and sustainability, and how to do as much as possible on a very limited budget. However, the scale belies the efficiency of program and generosity of the outcome.

It is modest in budget and also in scale (93m2 + 40m2 decks + guest studio 14m2 + 9m2). The house can sleep 10.

Structurally it is built around 4 containers, with a flat roof and insulated external cladding for thermal performance. The containers are exposed internally and house sleeping and service functions. The floor and decks step down with the site to create generous ceiling heights, views down the block and connection with the ground at all points.

Environmentally, this house attempts to do as much as possible to minimise its impact including;

  • North orientation
  • Zero excavation
  • Zero VOC finishes
  • Recycled shipping containers
  • Natural wool insulation in roof
  • 100% recycled HW doors and windows with Low E DGUs
  • LED lighting throughout
  • Ceiling fans
  • Efficient wall panel heaters (only in bedrooms)
  • 5000L on site water storage.

Read more about the South Coast Container Home in Sanctuary Issue 40 Article written by Anna Cumming and professional photographs taken by Simon Whitbread

You can also read other articles about the container house in:

Domain

Daily Telegraph

Dwell

South China Morning Post

inhabitat

Matt Elkan regularly volunteers his time for Speed Date a Sustainability Expert in NSW

Designed by Matt Elkan built by Luke Price Total Building Solutions.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Previously Open
2017
Total cost of home when constructed
$350,000
BAL Rating
BAL – 19: Increasing levels of ember attack and ignition of debris with a heat flux of up to 19kW/m2
Roofing materials
Metal (Zincalume)
Wall materials (external and internal)
Shipping container
Container internal and colourbond external.
Window and door types
Double glazing
Recycled and reused
Doors
Windows
Shipping containers
Sustainable materials
Recycled HW doors and windows with Low E DGUs, 5000L on site water storage zero VOC finishes, natural wool insulation in roof, recycled shipping containers, sustainable plywood.
Insulation - Ceiling
Type: Shipping container or Structalam 12mm Pine CD ply.
Rating: Roof insulated with 55mm Autex foil backed insulation blanket + R4.0 Natural wool ceiling batts.
Insulation - External walls
Type: 50mm Anticon blanket against container wall. Airgap created by timber battens. Second layer of insulation using Aircell is stapled to battens. External wall lining (colourbond) is then placed over the top.
Rating: R3.7
Insulation - Internal walls
Type: Bulk - natural wool
Rating: R3
Insulation - Under floor
Type: Aircell
Rating: R2
Healthy home
Chemical free cleaning products used
Cross flow ventilation
Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
Energy star rating type
NatHERS
Energy star rating
5.5 stars
All electric home
No
Water heating
Instantaneous gas.
Passive heating cooling
Cross ventilation
Passive solar designed home
Active heating cooling
Ceiling fans
Energy efficiency
Draught proofing
Efficient lighting
Efficient appliances
Water harvesting and saving
Above ground rainwater storage
Type: Zincalume
Size: 5000L
Low flow shower heads
Garden/Outdoors
Native plants
Water wise plants