Apple Crate Shack

7 Flowerpot Jetty Road, Flowerpot

No bookings required, just turn up!

Architect: AKA Architects (2018)

Apple Crate Shack – also known as the 60k House – is a modest footprint home that was built on a tight budget. Referencing the local fruit industry with its apple crate aesthetic, the building uses timber milled from trees felled on site and a limited palette of materials that speaks of durability and economy, contrasting the rough and the refined. A modest footprint generates a generous volume, satisfying all spatial and functional requirements. Circulation is succinct and efficient: strong connections extend to engage with the site and landscape.

The First Home Builder Boost prompted the architect/owner to owner-build what he could afford, not what a conservative market dictated. While the government grant provided the capacity and motivation to build, the personal connection enabled the freedom to experiment. Working with an experienced builder provided a hands-on awareness of the consideration and ‘craft’ demanded of the building process – a valuable learning experience.

Open: Sunday 12 November 2023, 10 am – 12:30 pm

Note: A free shuttle bus will be available from the Apple Crate Shack to Robin Hill House between 11 am – 12:30 pm on Sunday 12 November 2023.



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Architectural Period

Contemporary (2001-current)


Affordable Design

Architectural Design


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