This project comes all the way from New South Wales in Australia. It’s been dubbed The Kimo Hut, and involved the construction of a small A-frame retreat.
The retreat is the latest addition to the Kimo Estate, a farm which has expanded to accommodate weddings and accommodation. It was completed in 2017.
The Kimo Hut was designed in a collaboration between Anthony Hunt Design and Luke Stanley Architects. It’s set at the top of a hill outside of Gundagai in rural New South Wales. The hut, like all of Kimo Estates accommodation, showcases the beauty of the natural landscape.
The A-frame structure occupies a plot of land measuring 301.39-square-feet (28-square-meters). Portions of the roof cladding have been pulled back to give way to low windows. This helps introduce plenty of natural light, while also reducing the retreat’s exposure to the harsh Australian sun.
Given the retreats appreciation of the landscape, it’s no surprise that eco-friendly materials were used in its construction. Wood was sourced locally, and all materials needed to be capable of being handled by a two-person team – the owners.
On the inside, there’s a living area that flows into a bedroom, followed by a bathroom to the back. One of the walls is flanked with storage closets, a bench and a wood-burner. Beyond the glazed end-gable, there’s a sheltered porch that’s perfect for soaking up the views.
From the designers: “The huts form was inspired by a classic ‘A’ frame tent, which simultaneously provides both refuge from, and connection with, the natural environment…. It is a place to switch off, quite literally, and forget about the distractions of modern life.”
Photos © Hilary Bradford