170 George Street, Dulcot, TAS

Building Designer: Designful

The coal valley studio is compact! At 44.5 m2, it contains a living space, bathroom with laundry, kitchen, sleeping and reading spaces. This building contains all the things you need in the size of the living room of most houses! The material palette is predominantly timber spotted gum cladding – a low embodied energy, carbon-storing option.

A small footprint is the first and one of the most significant things you can do to reduce resource use and the impact of a building on our planet. We believe that we all need to start considering ‘what is enough’ – this little building embraces this concept.

Year Built: 2019

Tour Times: 10 am, 10.45 am, 11.30 am, 12.15 pm, 1 pm, 1.45 pm and 2.30 pm

Duration: 15 min


Richmond | Coal Valley

Building Type


Architectural Period

Contemporary (2001-current)


Affordable Design

New to Program

Sustainable Design


Stair Access Only

Uneven Surfaces

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