Interesting House Designs – Hut On Sleds


Some great house designs are coming from Auckland based Crosson, Clarke, Carnachan Architects who boast a portfolio of coastal and rural buildings, alongside a commitment to;

“Critical consideration is given to the project’s specific environmental and historical context, and to the appropriate use of materials and construction methods.”

Built around core values of simplicity, functionality and smallness, the Hut on sleds sits within the sun kissed landscape of the Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand.


The Hut on Selds is a  two-storey steel structure exploits the instant glance from passers by with a comment on it’s size which is understandable, with only a mere 40 sqm, which rests on two thick wooden sleds.

One may ask why this family of five home is on sleds. The main reason is due to the nature of the New Zealand beach eroding so frequently, the house had to be designed to be mobile and subject to planning laws where all houses be removable at request.

What really hits home is the manner in which this delicate and dainty holiday home sits within its soft-sanded environment.  As stated on CCCA’s website,

“The hut then transforms into a sun drenched haven, opening up to the views of the surf and the distant Mercury Islands.”

Other award winning and stunning projects by this imaginative project team are St Heliers House, Takapuna House, Te Hinaki, The Orange, The Red House, Queenstown House, Tutuklaka House, Kaipara House, Coromandel Beach.

Enjoy in some magnificent photos and features of The Hut on Sleds.








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