On a dilapidated 30-acre avocado orchard near Lake McDonald in the Sunshine Coast’s hinterland, Anchor&Belle collaborated with Blackwood Architecture to design a modest accommodation blending into the hillside. The two pavilions optimize the north-facing orientation, privacy and valley views. The open-plan interior, with vaulted ceilings and natural timber palette, captures abundant natural light. Thoughtful material choices, including rustic timber cladding, connect the cabin to its locale, fostering harmony with the surrounding landscape and embracing the Queensland climate.

More and more my heart (and mind) is turning to small house living with big bold views. Make it off grid and add a veggie patch and animals and I’m in!