by , 12/16/05


Australia bring us another good example of how beautiful both small and prefab can be. The deck_house, by noek_design, was officially launched at “Sydney in Bloom 05″ as an outdoor experience environment. Not only does it make a great outdoor room, but this little shed would also be perfect for a guest room, office, or even a personal habitat, should you be so inclined. Measuring at 5.4 meters square, its tiny footprint is designed to contain little more than a double bed; however, an outdoor shower or kitchen can be accommodated into your plan. Additionally, the layout can be modularly expanded to fit your needs.

The philosophy at noek_design is simply to “relate to nature; let it speak, simplify, and reveal.” The inherent beauty in the use of sustainable materials easily comes through in the deck_house, with its clean detailing and Zen-like simplicity of plan and section. Components are pre-manufactured for quick assembly (three days!) and water storage tanks can be incorporated.

While the deck_house is fundamentally similar to the Modern Shed profiled back in August, its form and open design are more advantageous for making the most of your natural environment. Included with the purchase of your deck_house is consultation on landscape design and setting.

+ noek_design

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  1. christian January 12, 2006 at 1:04 pm

    Sherry has it right, I’d love to put up a beautiful prefab like this one, but the second fall hits and it turns to freezing rain/snow/hail and monster snow drifts start to threaten the landscape I doubt that this thing would hold up. Oh I live in Canada too :)

  2. noek December 21, 2005 at 12:12 pm

    I would like to thank you for the many people who have responded to us via your website, and I really appreciate the way in which you have been able to capture the essence of my design in wording it accordingly. I believe Lloyd was responsible, and unfortunately can not find his direct email address, so; if you could be so kind as to make a mention to him !
    Thank you again !


  3. jessica December 19, 2005 at 8:33 pm

    lovely! this is very similar to a “habitat” whose plans are available as blueprints through readymade magazine for 35$, and they say the total cost to build it yourself is around $1500.

  4. Ambient Lounge Bean Bags December 19, 2005 at 6:51 am

    Looks incredible. This deck house needs to be decked out with some bean bags from Ambient Lounge

  5. Richard Boyd December 17, 2005 at 9:19 am

    Enjoying your blog keep up the great finds, thanks.

  6. Sherry December 16, 2005 at 4:40 pm

    This looks great, and I realize Australia has a vastily warmer climate than Canada, but I sure wish some of these prefab structures took Canadian winters into account. It’s minus 24 celsius today and I don’t think an outdoor shower is a viable option.

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