Hawk Ridge

Photography: David Straight


The brief for this cabin project, located on a rural block north of Auckland, was to create something small, simple, and easy to build (as the clients would be taking on the building themselves).

Salvaged cedar sliding doors formed a starting point for the design.

Two adjacent 10 square metre rooms (one for sleeping and one for living) are surrounded by deck, and covered by a large roof. Between the two macrocarpa clad boxes is a sheltered semi-outdoor kitchen, lockable storage, and a dining area. Toilet and shower are located a stroll away, tucked amongst the Totara.

The completed cabins are a retreat from city life – providing the minimum level of shelter – somewhere beyond camping, but definitely not a holiday home!

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