From Dean Dowd on April 21, 2010 in General Remodel
Forget the conditioning you received as a child. Spending time in the great outdoors doesn’t have to include canned baked beans and uncomfortable folding chairs. The Elm and Willow House, a project in Melbourne, Australia by Architects EAT, easily blends the comfort of the indoors with the beauty and serenity of the outdoors.
The amenities include a dining area with ample bar space, a room for lounging and a rustic bathroom with a tub and shower. The only separation from the outdoors seems to be a series of curtains and massive sliding glass doors. Clearly, the temperate climate makes this design a success.
The dining area seems to have been created with entertaining in mind. Who wouldn’t want to sip a handcrafted cocktail under the stars?
Relying on concrete and other materials that won’t be affected by the weather, the bathroom puts campsite locker rooms to shame. The rustic wooden counter brings a natural element to the room, while the large tub makes a long, relaxing soak sound like a fabulous idea.
Who needs to go camping when you can have it all in your own backyard? I’d take that over sleeping in the woods any day.