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Saturday
Jun092012

Copper Clad Camping

This little structure is placed on a remote mountain ridge in the New South Wales region of Australia. Its surroundings include ancient dead trees, granite boulders, and a view that allows one to see many miles to the horizon line. 


The limited footprint is geared for one or two guests at a time, which helps keeps things intimate and clean up is a breeze. Copper is the exterior material on this building that also has sides that open to become roof-like pieces and close as needed for overall protection. 


The interior of this two story structure consists of a sleeping loft up top with a kitchen and hangout area down below. A sense of warmth is evoked by the recycled Eucalyptus wood that lines the interior. True warmth is created by a wood burning stove placed within the seating area. 


The kitchen consists of some simple shelving and a plumbed spout which grabs water from a roof system. A collection of back and red earthen and enameled ware help further define this zone. Where is the restroom you ask? It is a short walk away in another copper clad building, think modern outhouse. 



The south side of the building houses a water tank along with the winch system that raises and lowers the sides as needed. Did we say that this beauty was factory built off-site? Well, it was due to the desolate site location.  



We like everything about it......the view, the small footprint, the raising roof / wall protection system, the wood interior, the copper kitchen spout, the hardware store shut off valve for said spout, the water collection system, and the fact that is was built off site to be dropped in this perfectly chosen location.

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