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A Compact Prefab Vacation Home

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A New Zealand family taps into the creative capital of architecture students to make their dream home a reality.
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  A compact prefab vacation home in the seaside community of Onemana Beach is clad in plywood and vertical timber battens finished in Resene’s Lumbersider paint in Foam.
  Photo by Simon Devitt.

    A compact prefab vacation home in the seaside community of Onemana Beach is clad in plywood and vertical timber battens finished in Resene’s Lumbersider paint in Foam.

    Photo by Simon Devitt.
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  The topography proved challenging so the designers elevated the house on piers.
  Photo by Simon Devitt.

    The topography proved challenging so the designers elevated the house on piers.

    Photo by Simon Devitt.
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  Sliding glass doors made from Viridian’s ComfortPlus glass and yellow cedar wood lead to decks flanking the kitchen and dining room.
  Photo by Simon Devitt.

    Sliding glass doors made from Viridian’s ComfortPlus glass and yellow cedar wood lead to decks flanking the kitchen and dining room.

    Photo by Simon Devitt.
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  A dishwasher by Miele, refrigerator by Mitsubishi, and Baumatic cooktop are nestled into the custom kitchen, which features laminate-covered cabinets and a stainless steel countertop.
  Photo by Simon Devitt.

    A dishwasher by Miele, refrigerator by Mitsubishi, and Baumatic cooktop are nestled into the custom kitchen, which features laminate-covered cabinets and a stainless steel countertop.

    Photo by Simon Devitt.
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  Designer Tim Webber created the dining table and stools.
  Photo by Simon Devitt.

    Designer Tim Webber created the dining table and stools.

    Photo by Simon Devitt.
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  Eucalyptus is used for the kitchen floor and ceiling slats.
  Photo by Simon Devitt.

    Eucalyptus is used for the kitchen floor and ceiling slats.

    Photo by Simon Devitt.
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  Architect Dave Strachan and the Unitec students designed and built the living room sofa and bunk beds. The carpet squares are by Interface.
  Photo by Simon Devitt.

    Architect Dave Strachan and the Unitec students designed and built the living room sofa and bunk beds. The carpet squares are by Interface.

    Photo by Simon Devitt.

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