Robinson Architects completed Tinbeerwah House, a rustic and eco-friendly home cantilevered above Australia's beautiful bush landscape. Located high in the treetops near a running creek in the Noosa Hinterland, the house was constructed on top of a unique grid system of steel portal frames that elevates it above a steep slope in order to minimize site disturbance. Built with a focus on sustainability, the home also includes passive solar design, rainwater harvesting, and solar panels.
Though the Tinbeerwah House may be small in size, the three-bedroom abode more than makes up for it with its beautiful natural environment rich with the sounds of Kookaburras and the nearby creek. Large glass north-facing windows and eaves frame spectacular views of the bush landscape and filter in natural daylight as well as cooling cross breezes. To take better advantage of those views, the architects extended a large deck from the main living space to the outdoors, where the deck appears to float above the landscape.
Horizontally laid Zincalume steel sheeting wraps around the base of the home in contrast with the surrounding vertical vegetation. The angled roof is constructed of polycarbonate sheets fixed by locally sourced timber battens. Rainwater that slides off the roof is harvested in a 75,000-liter rainwater tank.
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