Gawthorne’s Hut is a luxury, 2-person, off-grid, sustainable tourism project within a working rural property 10 minutes from the center of Mudgee. The angled galvanized clad shell and rich timber-lined interior reference the predominant rural vernacular of hay sheds and outbuildings, in particular, the existing hay shed that was destroyed in a storm in 2017. The Micro floor plan of 40m2 internal area is maximized through the use of an open plan and minimal joinery, the only enclosed area being the WC.
Architects: Cameron Anderson Architects
Location: Mudgee, NSW, Australia
Photography: Amber Creative
The property demonstrates to guests the opportunities of building smaller footprints and incorporating sustainable design elements, such as grid solar system and battery storage, rainwater storage, double glazed blackbutt windows, thermal mass, gas hot water, efficient bathroom fixtures, and passive solar shading.