A home where 10 poorly planned internal rooms stood has now been turned into a spacious cheerful and comfortable cabin and one can find absolutely no trace of those unnecessary partitions. Smart insulation elegant décor and carefully preserved traditional Norwegian charm now shape this remarkable escape.
We always love a house that is planet-friendly without going over the top in terms of both design and the green technology that it uses. Eco-friendly design is as much about smart planning and responding to the landscape as it is about new-age technology. Epitomizing this is the lovely set in the posh Melbourne suburb of .
The beauty of an off-the-grid cottage lies in the way they appear to have always been a part of the scenery they are set in as if they grew into it organically. We can attribute this to the exceptional rustic exterior that makes the best of old wood and shabby presence.
Beyond the passive solar design principles a lovely garden and green landscape around the residence add to its sustainable style. Despite a modest street façade the house opens up towards the rear and brings the outdoors inside.
It is both the searing heat of and durability of composite timber that encouraged the architects to use it while shaping both the timber screening and the generous outdoor decks. It is the deck that connects with both the living area on the first level and the bedrooms on the second level and usher in the outdoors.
The top cantilevered level is dedicated exclusively to private spaces even as a large deck brings the outdoors inside on the lower level. A double-height void acts as the central fulcrum of the home that brings in even more ventilation and ushers in a sense of spaciousness.
In the heart of the forest a low cabin that extends in length is illuminated with yellow lights creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere that draws you in and makes you feel at home. Simplicity is definitely a strong element in the classic wood cabin design. The exterior is very basic and familiar a complete opposite of modern design concepts where dynamic is always somehow in play.