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This tiny little cabin of around 10m2 was built as a little place to stay on a large bush block near Wollombi.

It was intended as the first base camp for a future house. Simply it is a box for sleeping 2 adults and 2 kids with a deck for living and eating.

The intention was to have minimal impact on the site but get a bush experience from the building. It is perched on minimal footings with a minimal timber frame. The materials were all carried up to the site, with some prefabricated and others used on site.

The concept of the zig and zag of the building was to experience the obvious vertical views of the trees surrounding the building and the ever present horizontal view of the horizon through the trees.

Colour were abstracted from the surrounding bush and applied in an abstract way to bring life to the geometry of the building.

The lesson of the house was that volume was important even with a small footprint to give a sense of space. Remarkable this small building of 2.4 x 3m was actually very comfortable to be in through its custom designed furniture and outlook and relationship to the
landscape awaiting.

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