I find container homes fascinating & believe that there is a lot of opportunity in Western Australia for the concept, especially where components are built in China for local 'Makano like' construction. Our huge regional expanse and limited population makes it extremely expensive to build even the most simple home in WA so any modularised dwelling that can be easily transported and erected must have a good possibility of commercial success in this marketplace.
Most people have a poor opinion of container homes because little attention is normally paid to the facade & exterior design. For our climate in Western Australia I like the idea of combining container homes with large shade sails.
Most shires & councils in Western Australia have strict building codes that limit the use of container homes because of their standard unappealing design.
Some other useful posts on futureWA in relation to this style of home -
Video about container homes
A container home with real style