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  • Mansfield Container House

    Wanting to enjoy more time in Mount Buller without the hassle of travelling from Melbourne, Robbie Walker, a designer and builder, built a pair of off-grid shipping containers in Mansfield for his family to stay in. With many of the neighbouring farms having shipping containers, Robbie decided to...

  • Shipping Home

    Movie

    Sam Smartt and Chris Zaluski follow one North Carolina couple’s journey to realize their dream of affordable housing in the form of a house constructed from shipping containers.

  • Prefab Future House

    Movie

    Peter Stutchbury Architects new solution to prefabricated affordable housing from one of Australia’s most celebrated modern architects. A Shelter Original Film.

  • House 28

    Architect Ben Edwards created a 44m2 boomerang-shaped house using 3 shipping containers connected by an external deck on steel stilts which sit on top of a hillside. Internally the spaces are lined with marine plywood, the minimalist design is all about framing the view through the trees towards...

  • Microtopia

    Movie

    Microtopia explores how architects, artists and ordinary problem-solvers are pushing the limits to find answers to their dreams of portability, flexibility and of creating independence from the grid. Microtopia deals with contemporary urgent ideas that are addressed, and solved, in very surprisin...

  • Tiny Spaces: Iceland

    1 season

    Escape the chaos of daily life with Tiny Spaces: Iceland - a series where less is more and a connection to nature is vital.

    Visit a breathtaking Glass Cottage under the Northern Lights, a Prefab Cabin nestled between a volcano and the ocean; a Water Tower painstakingly converted into a micro ho...

  • Tiny Spaces

    1 season

    Tiny Spaces delves into the stories behind small architectural dwellings in the native bushland of Victoria, Australia.

    REVIEW
    "These miniature marvels of Australian architecture and interior design are small but perfectly formed. So too is each snack-sized episode directed and shot by award-win...

  • Tiny
    Movie

    Tiny

    Movie

    What is home? And how do we find it? TINY follows one couple's attempt to build a Tiny House from scratch with no building experience, and profiles other families who have downsized their lives into houses smaller than the average parking space. Through homes stripped down to their essentials, th...

  • Container House

    In Costa Rica, in the western suburbs of the capital San Jose, the residential neighbourhood of Escazú hides a surprising form of architecture: a large house of 340 square metres entirely made of old naval containers. A dream come true for professional photographer Sergio Pucci, who asked his arc...

  • Small is Beautiful

    Movie

    Small is Beautiful follows four people as they try to gain independence by building their own tiny house, but their desire to live tiny is more difficult than they imagine.

  • Jackie Winter Waters

    Located in the small coastal village of Walkerville, 2.5hours south east of Melbourne, architect Imogen Puller has designed a simple 30sqm beach shack with adaptable spaces, multifunctional furniture, and ample storage.

  • Love2 House

    Set on a 31sqm plot of land in the central Bunkyo district of Tokyo, the uniquely shaped Love2 House belongs to Architect Takeshi Hosaka and his wife.

  • Stella the Stargazer

    Approaching Stella from the outside, the unassuming, undeniably Australian tin shed exterior is the first thing of note. It’s a design that sits comfortably in its environment, inspired by the most recognizable form of Australian design. But stepping inside, Stella reveals itself as a more comple...

  • South Coast Shipping House

    Structurally built around 4 shipping containers this project was always about economy, efficiency and how to do as much as possible on a very limited budget. The client’s conviction from the outset was that good architecture does not need to be expensive, and this project attempts to prove the th...