Australian House & Garden - - ADVICE -

What do you need in a place of es­cape? Just the ba­sics, says the owner of this de­light­ful lit­tle cabin on Bruny Is­land, off the south-eastern coast of Tas­ma­nia. De­signed by Ho­bart’s Maguire+Devine Ar­chi­tects, it fea­tures a sim­ple Ja­panese-in­spired tim­ber in­te­rior that in­cludes a sleep­ing area, day bed and kitchen. A bath has been sunk into the deck and so­lar pan­els line the roof, pow­er­ing this off-the-grid hol­i­day home. The client briefed the ar­chi­tects to build in as much as pos­si­ble; the only pieces brought in were a low Ja­panese-style ta­ble and mat­tress. Zin­calume and bush­fire-re­sis­tant tim­ber clad the cabin’s ex­te­rior, while a metal awning pro­vides weather pro­tec­tion for its slid­ing glass doors.

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