Muli Muli is a contemporary take on the Australian beach shack – a modest, low-maintenance, year-round holiday home, conceived with flexibility and durability at its heart. Tucked up against a coastal dune system providing a wild borrowed landscape, the best parts of the site have been preserved as external space and woven into the articulated ‘U’ shape floorplan. Three pavilions containing the various functions of the house – eating/living, sleeping/ablutions, carport/storage – are linked by a covered corridor. To give a greater sense of volume, connection with the lush subtropical landscaping was maximised through the use of large glazed openings unimpeded by structural members. Clerestory windows and a raked ceiling in the living pavilion captures morning sun and vertical space. Afforded by its holiday house typology, Muli Muli rejects the prioritisation of internal space at the expense of all else, and instead seeks a simpler way of living within a smaller footprint.

  • Function - Dwelling
  • Location - South Golden Beach, NSW
  • Year - 2021
  • Team - Dom / Dan / Amber
  • Builder - DTA Building
  • Photography - CFJ

Small House // South Facing Courtyard to Cool // Naturally Cross-Ventilated // Thermal Slab Supplemented with Wood Fire // 11,000L Roof-fed Rainwater Tanks // 5kW Photovoltaic System