This “beach shack” created by Neil Architecture was designed to not only capitalise on the stunning natural surroundings of the Gippsland Lakes, but also to celebrate the simplicity and modesty of the Australian beachside lifestyle. Using a compact floor plan merging the existing shack and a new addition, the new dwelling features large panoramic windows with uninterrupted views of the lake.
Sustainable features: This home is completely self-sufficient as it has no access to utilities. All electricity is from solar power, water is harvested in water tanks and gas bottles to run the hot water and cooking appliances.
[Photography by Hilary Bradford]