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Gawthorne’s Hut Is An Off-Grid Cabin in Mudgee With an Angular Roof

12.13.21 | By
Gawthorne’s Hut Is An Off-Grid Cabin in Mudgee With an Angular Roof

Cameron Anderson Architects designed a unique off-grid cabin just outside of Mudgee, NSW, Australia, with plans for it to be used as a vacation rental. Gawthorne’s Hut features a striking angled roof with an interior clad in wood, making for a cozy stay. Spanning approximately 430 square feet, the hut is designed with an open floor plan making the most of every inch.

angular cabin with steel roof at dusk with lights on inside

daytime shot of angular cabin with steel roof

daytime shot of angular cabin with solar panels

The slanted, galvanized metal roof houses solar panels, while a large western side door hides storage, solar batteries and inverter, electrical board, and a gas water unit. In addition to the 6.6kw off grid solar system and 12kw battery storage, the hut incorporates other sustainability features, including 40,000 liters of rain water storage, double glazed windows and doors, concrete slab and brick for thermal mass, reused brick, gas hot water, low water use bath fixtures, and passive solar shading.

shot of angular cabin amongst trees

interior shot of modern cabin with minimalist decor and wood details

Inside, the ceiling, walls, and window frames are made from Australian blackbutt wood with warm tones that contrast the polished concrete floor and galvanized roof.

corner view of wood burning stove in cabin

closeup view of modern kitchen in cabin

A kitchenette runs along the main wall with minimalist black metal shelves and copper accents. Opposite the kitchen is the bed which faces the end wall of glass framing views of the valley to the east.

interior view of slanted roof cabin with wood ceiling and walls and views from the bed to the outdoors

long view of cabin with long countertop that leads to kitchen with outdoor views

interior of modern hut with bed under slanted wood ceiling

interior of modern hut with bed under slanted wood ceiling

The bed backs up to a partial brick wall which offers separation from the bathroom.

view of top of bed with long narrow window

interior of modern hut with bed under slanted wood ceiling

view of modern bathroom with slate tile walls and bathtub

The spacious bathroom includes both a shower and bathtub with large windows that overlook the countryside.

modern bathroom in hut with wooden surfaces and views outside

closeup bathroom view with brick backsplash and slate grey sink

view of angular cabin across a body of water

dirt roadway leading to slanted roof hut

floorplan of cabin

Wish you could run away and escape to the Gawthorne’s Hut? You can as it’s available to rent via Airbnb here!

Photos by Amber Hooper.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.