This gorgeous hut is found in New South Wales (halfway between Sydney and Melbourne) on a hill outside of Gundagai. The Huts location is a new addition to the Kimo Estate. With gorgeous rolling hills, this spot is popular for weddings and is one of the oldest properties in the Riverina region. Designed in collaboration between Luke Stanley Architects and Anthony Hunt Design, the hut was the finalist for Sustainability, Small Projects and Stand Alone Structure by Timber Designs in 2017. The concept of the design was to be ‘eco’, with the brief to include easily sourced materials which a small team of two could use to build the hut.
The design of the structure has an ‘A’ frame shape representing the form of tents, this creates a unique effect which blends in perfectly within the surrounding! The use of timber throughout the structure create a prominent feature and paired with the use of glass, frames the circumferential farmlands. The Hut is powered by solar power and the water is collected from an underground rain tank, which is heated by the solar power. With no TV or Internet, this Eco Hut really separates you from the rest of the world… doesn’t that sound amazing!
The use of large windows draws in plenty of light and visual beauty which makes the space feel really light and airy. Combinations of wood pine boards, textures, and colours which match the exterior blends the boundaries between the exterior and interior.
The ‘A’ line ceiling draws the user in and extends the eye-line towards the back of the area making the space feel and look bigger than it actually is. The use of windows has made this even more effective by opening up the usable area!
I love this little freestanding wood-burning stove, it really pairs that rustic / nature combination which is seen throughout the space.
Key focal points within the space such as this which consist of an access point really highlights the form of the structure by reflecting the shape of the ceiling through use of light.
The use of glass is paramount within this design, as this changes the feel of the space throughout the day as the sun comes up and sets. This concept of an ever-changing space works beautifully with the natural landscape it is surrounded by, and with the added vents in some of the glass facades it really does break down that interior boundary. At £195 per night which includes breakfast, this is definitely on my must-visit bucket list!!!
To truly get a feel for this heart stopper makes sure to check out the video below!