Funky Little Shack

The cabin was constructed on the mainland by PRT Industries who specialize in custom-made portable repurposed products to suit a range of domestic, industrial, and rural uses.

It will be barged across to the island and installed on 8 footings. The guttering, awnings, most of deck, balustrades and steps will be assembled/installed onsite as they won't fit on the regular barge already assembled and a dedicated barge will cost an arm, a leg and a kidney.

I designed the cabin to be minimalistic to the max and an off-grid sustainable unit with only a nominal footprint. Most everything is either recycled or recyclable - or both.

The basics:

  • 9.3 x 3.4 including 3 x 3.4 deck (7.5 x 3.4 delivered, additional 1.8 deck ext onsite)

  • Steel frame

  • External sheeting: Stratco Maxirib

  • Internal walls: Easycraft VJ with wool insulation

  • Aluminium windows with flyscreen: 100 wide x 1100 high

  • Aluminium sliding door with flyscreen: 1800 wide x 2100 high

  • Flooring: Stonewood natural bamboo

  • Bathroom flooring: Recycled rubber

  • Roof: DeltaTrim™ panels and insulation

  • HWS: Rinnai Hotflo 160L

  • Aircon: Gree split system

  • Solar: Sungrow SGR- 5G5K-D Premium 5.0KW 1 Phase Tesla Wifi Ready 14 panels

  • Rainwater Tank: Thintank 1000L

  • Garden Shed: Easyshed 2.25 skillion

I'm holding off on a carport or garage at this stage as the new car I've ordered won't be available until early 2022 and I'll just have a cheap island car in the interim.

I'll probably opt for a Koppers Log fence but won't make that decision until at least 6 months in.

A few clips of delivery and installation here.

Sungrow Solar by Watts Up

Thintank 1000L rainwater tank

Easyshed 2.25 skillion