Talk about innovative! This award-winning tiny house, measuring 131 sq. ft. and designed by Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects, is the perfect beach house. The home can be relocated, due to being built on sleds. This ingenious structure is full of surprises. As the architects note:
For these clients it was all about the real essence of the hut; small, simple and functional. The hut comes to life when the enormous shutter on the northeast facade winches open to form an awning, revealing two-storey high steel-framed glass doors that form the main entrance. The hut then transforms into a sun drenched haven, opening up to the views of the surf and the distant Mercury Islands.
The mezzanine bedroom is accessed by climbing a wall-mounted ladder through a closeable hatch, it shares the same view as downstairs through the huge glass doors. Climb the ladder again and you arrive on a roof terrace which catches rainwater for the gravity tanks behind.