Style BUSHLAND GETAWAY
This home was designed to take full advantage of the bush block, nestled in the gumtrees.
The two bedroom home consists of two factory made modules assembled on site to meet at the ridge. The modules have then ‘slid’ relative to each other allow maximum views to the living spaces and bedrooms and to connect to north facing deck.
Delivered from Smithfield to Penrose via the State Forrest in two modules for a cost of around $2,200 per module.
The internal floor area is 90m2. The open plan living area and kitchen along with the absence of a hallway increases the usability of the internal space. It feels much bigger than it is. This is further emphasised by the high cathedral style ceiling.
James Hardie Axon cladding has been used. Black coloured window frames and sun blades offer a good protection for openings and a sharp modern look. Feature Spotted Gum hardwood cladding adds to the cabin style.
The living area and bedroom floors are covered in native Black Butt engineered timber flooring. The wood burning heater creates a focal point for the interior.
Off-grid services were a big part of this project. Three large water tanks (mainly to meet councils bushfire requirements), a site septic system and a storm water dispersion trench all had to be installed.
Good environmental principles informed the design leading to best solar orientation, high levels of insulation and all double glazing.
- Gradually sloping bush site
- BAL 29
- Corrosive coastal environment
- 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom no garage
- Off-grid services
August 18, 2021