We're showing you the construction progress on a Stradbroke Island house
The Dobie Cabin as viewed from what will be the entry
This tiny 50 sq m cabin will be constructed from 3 x 6m shipping containers plus a 1200mm wide clerestorey module which is under the blue tarp
Insulation applied to the outside container walls.
An exciting start to the construction phase.
One of the joys of working out of a factory is being conscious of the speed of construction under ideal conditions.
The clerestorey module is our method of expanding the narrow space of the container, creating a strong focus to the building and leading gentle light into the bedroom and living room.
The bathroom module is designed to accommodate fully accessible space for the disabled. The client has requested a bath and this is being placed in the alcove module you see being attached to the building.
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