It is the latest addition to Kimo Estate, a second generation farm which has diversified to host events and provide accommodation showcasing the areas natural beauty. It is a place to switch off, quite literally, and forget about the distractions of modern life.
“Sustainable Australian hardwoods were the obvious choice given the huts ‘eco’ brief and remote location,” explains Anthony Hunt which developed the shelter in collaboration with Luke Stanley Architects. “Materials needed to be easily sourced and handled on site by a two-person owner-builder team.”
The huts form was inspired by a classic ‘A’ frame tent, which simultaneously provides both refuge from, and connection with, the natural environment. An expressed hardwood structure anchors the building, defining the interior spaces and framing views of the surrounding farmlands. Timber features throughout the hut, with handcrafted details recalling the character of agricultural buildings found on the property.
JR’s Eco Hut can be booked through Airbnb for $269 USD per night.
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