The Little Big House is located on the eastern slope of Mount Wellington in Australia, 450 meters above sea level, within a wooded landscape. During the cold months of winter, this is delicately covered in a beautiful show of glistening snow.
It was designed in 2010 by the architectural firm Room11 Architects with the help of its professionals Megan Baynes and Thomas Bailey and has an area of 160 square meters.
It was constructed to be in the shape of a box. A clean volume with two exceptions; a service core and an air lock input. The walls, floors and ceilings in the main space are treated uniformly, in white, to create a simple light interior. The entrance, kitchen and bathroom spaces are designed in small sizes and finished in black, in contrast to the larger white volume.
The house is designed to be intensely private. Given the cool climate, the house has two essential strategies: keeping warm and finding light.
The Little Big House is lined with vertical unfinished woods that continue the traditions of local construction in southern Tasmania.
Each piece of wood is handmade to guarantee longevity.