Small Change organises and sponsors an annual student design competition 'small home BIG LIFE' to inspire the next generation of designers and builders to build smaller and more sustainable homes.
This customised very small home was built on a lot that is 180m2 and just 5.7m wide.
We designed a 63m2 home, which is mostly 3.5m wide except for a small entry area which touches the south boundary for just 2m thereby minimising neighbour disruption and meeting the clients preference for an essentially freestanding home.
The space includes a generous bedroom with a raked ceiling, a compact bathroom with double width shower, laundry and storage cupboard and a space for a study nook. The living/dining/kitchen area has 4.7m ceilings making the whole space feel light and airy. This space opens up to the garden via bifold doors onto a deck and pergola where native plants and a small veggie patch are settling well into the inner urban environment.
The client had clear ideas about how her small home would be decorated and has done a beautiful job making this small space a calm and serene refuge.