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.

I have to replace the roof to get the cabin certified so just waiting on new panels. Estimated completion is late January 2022.

It will then 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 standard 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. With the exception of the cabinets, all materials, fixtures and fittings are either recycled or recyclable - or both. Hopefully, by the time the need arises, they'll have found a way to recycle the cabinets.

The basics:

  • 9 x 3.4 including 3.4 x 3 deck

  • 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: 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: Kingspan 1000L Slimline

  • Garden Shed: Easyshed 2.25 skillion

I've decided against a carport or garage at this stage as the new car I've ordered won't be available until late 2022. There is also no rush with a fence because all 3 neighbouring blocks are vacant.

Sungrow Solar by Watts Up

Kingspan slimline 1000L water tank

Easyshed 2.25 skillion