Simple, Practical, and Good-Looking
What at first looks like any other (really unique and amazing) beach home is actually sitting on sleds. The reason, you might wonder? Well, since the coastal environment is ever-changing over time, the designer thought it wise to make the home responsive in that it can be moved around the site. But if that isn’t enough to make you love this little New Zealand home, I encourage you to scroll through these photos, and I bet anything you’ll be hooked!
On the shore of an idyllic white sanded beach in New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula rests an elegant hut. Closed up, the rough macrocarpa-cladding blends into the landscape and perches quietly on the dunes, as passersby wonder how it could possibly function for a family of five. Designed to close up against the elements, the hut measures a mere 40 square metres and rests on two thick wooden sleds that allow it to be shifted around the beach front section. This innovative portability is a response to the ever changing landscape that line the beachfront in this coastal erosion zone. Within the hut, the ingenuity reveals itself further as no nook or cranny is overlooked. Every available space has been utilised, right down to the secret individual cubby holes hidden in the children’s bunk room. Small, simply and elegantly self-contained, this tiny elegant hut strips holiday living right back to basics.
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