Outback Staked House

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March 1, 2009
Originally published in Prefab Now
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  Remote living, especially on an island, requires a fair degree of self-sufficiency. Dangar Island has a limited water supply, so all the roofs on the Flood house were designed to collect rainwater and channel it into a 6,600-gallon tank.
    Remote living, especially on an island, requires a fair degree of self-sufficiency. Dangar Island has a limited water supply, so all the roofs on the Flood house were designed to collect rainwater and channel it into a 6,600-gallon tank.
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  The Dangar Island house utilizes many eco-friendly tricks of the trade seen in much of modern Australian architecture. North-facing skillion roofs on the main pavilion and the bathhouse usher in the warming winter sun.
    The Dangar Island house utilizes many eco-friendly tricks of the trade seen in much of modern Australian architecture. North-facing skillion roofs on the main pavilion and the bathhouse usher in the warming winter sun.
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  The kitchen has a view to the Hawkesbury River.
    The kitchen has a view to the Hawkesbury River.
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  Because of the relative inaccessibility of Dangar Island, all building materials needed to be brought in by barge and carried to the site from the pier.
    Because of the relative inaccessibility of Dangar Island, all building materials needed to be brought in by barge and carried to the site from the pier.
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