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The designers were commissioned to renovate an existing bungalow and design an additional 8 structures which would function as retreats. The owners, looking to rent out the small buildings as farm stays, wanted to provide privacy to the guests but facilitate good infrastructure within the estate. Dirt roads and footpaths winding through the property are used to reach different locations with ease.

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The house sits near a waterfall and provides excellent views of the landscape-the valley and the backdrop of mountains. All rooms boast great views of at least portions of the landscape and feature composite stone and mud brick walls. While the exterior stone walls blend with the adjacent rock face, the interior mud walls give warmth to the house. In contrast to the lower portions of the structure, the sloping roof looks like it’s about to fly into the mountains.

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