This Sustainable, Architect-Designed Farm Keep Makes The Most Of Its 40sqm Footprint

Gawthorne’s Hut is one in every of three lodging on ‘Wilgowrah’—a 480-acre working farm situated simply outdoors Mudgee, NSW. The hut is the most recent of the three, owned by farmers Rick and Steph Gordon. 

Cameron Anderson Architects designed Gawthorne’s Hut to be distinctive, sustainable and self-sufficient. Working with a $250,000 funds, he created a comfy 40 sq. metre property with out sacrificing on any luxuries. 

Using galvanised iron and timber in Gawthorne’s Hut responds to the mission’s funds, place, and rural context. The angled roof kind references a earlier hay shed on web site ( destroyed by a storm in 2017), whereas offering optimum northern orientation for photo voltaic panels to be accommodated.  

Recycled brickwork salvaged from the unique cottage on web site (its one remaining characteristic) was additionally built-in into the interiors. 

The unadorned facade is a credit score to Cameron Anderson’s intelligent design, that conceals all providers (water and electrical infrastructure) inside a big west-facing wing. Sunrises are captured by way of angled glazing to the east framing the secluded farmland past. 

The property operates utilizing a 6.6kW off grid photo voltaic system, 12kW battery storage, and presents 40,000 litres of rainwater storage.  

Cameron hopes the property’s small footprint demonstrates alternatives of constructing smaller, environment friendly buildings. 

The mission additionally diversifies Wilgowrah’s conventional farming operations by offering a dependable, alternate revenue stream not reliant on conventional farming and climate. A tiny however mighty dwelling, that lends critical architectural kudos to this working household farm!

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