An Off-the-Grid Prefab that Combines Open Plan Living With Rugged Durability

In Tasmania, an eco-conscious architect builds a vacation home that can stand up to an untamed island.

When you think of beach houses, this simple box, clad in vivid orange and red metal panels, probably isn’t what springs to mind. But then, the Tasman Peninsula, a remote region of Tasmania, itself a remote island that dangles 150 miles south of Australia, isn’t typical of the country’s beaches, either.

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Sam Eichblatt
Sam Eichblatt is a freelance journalist specializing in design, architecture, and culture.


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