Whangapoua Sled House: Small and Smart Movable Hut for Holiday Retreat
On the shore of an idyllic white sanded beach in New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula rests a small, simple but elegant hut. Designed by Crosson Clarke Carnachan, this hut measures a mere 40 square meters and rests on two thick wooden ‘sleds’ that allow it to be shifted around the beach front section. This innovative portability is a response to the ever changing landscape that line the beachfront in this coastal erosion zone.
To accommodate a family of five, every available space has been utilized. Entering through a double-height set of glass doors from the beach deck, the living/dining/kitchen zone continues in the back with a bathroom and a three tiered bunk kids room. The mezzanine bedroom is accessed by climbing a wall-mounted ladder through a closeable hatch, it shares the same view as downstairs through the huge glass doors. Climb the ladder again and you arrive on a roof terrace which catches rainwater for the gravity tanks behind. Small, simply and elegantly self-contained, this tiny elegant hut strips holiday living right back to basics. [source]