A young family embraces New Zealand farm life with a sustainable prefab home.
When Sarah and James purchased a picture-perfect stretch of farmland in the North Island town of Waihi, the young, outdoorsy couple made environmental stewardship a key priority—and their first move was to commission a prefabricated house with minimal site impact.
To bring their vision to life, Sarah and James asked Auckland-based MAKE Architects to design a prefab home inspired by New Zealand’s minimalist hiking shelters, colloquially known as “trampers huts.”
“This provided a great opportunity for design interpretation, even when referencing a particular vernacular,” says MAKE Architects director Martin Varney, whose team drew up a simple gabled form with a cozy interior.
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