School House

Waitarere Beach, NZ

Late 2005

This 125m2 former Ngaio school classroom block, relocated onto the sand dunes of Waitarere Beach, has been completely renovated inside and out. The house is seperated into two distinct blocks - one for sleeping and one for living, connected by an entry. All the windows have been banked together on the north side of the house for maximum sun. Recycled native timber has been used for the flooring, kitchen and bathroom joinery.

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