This little gem started as a small living space experiment. We wanted to see how much living we could fit into a single space as well as use as many recycled materials as possible. The result is a cosy, practical space that was incredibly cost effective to construct.
The retreat is a 10sqm (2.6M x 3.8M) space that includes a kitchen, dining table with seating (with storage underneath), queen size bed on the mezzanine floor and a shower on the outside wall. There is also space for a small couch and a wood burner. This small building is an impressive mix of sustainability and small living all rolled into one very tiny space. The Retreat features high insulation, recycled cedar windows and doors, double-glazing (the windows were saved from the demolished Nun’s Convent in Gore), gas hot water heating and solar powered lighting.