‘Tiny George’ Bush Cottage Retreat

170 George Street, Dulcot, TAS

Sunday, Feb 25

Booking required

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Building Designer: Designful (2019)

The compact studio fits in a living space, bathroom with laundry, kitchen, sleeping and reading spaces on a modest floor plan of 44 square metres. Featuring timber spotted gum cladding – a low embodied energy, carbon-storing option – this small building has an equally small footprint that highlights the value of reducing resources and the impact of buildings on our planet.

‘The Coal Valley Studio is compact, refined and nurturing. It was designed to be a calm and warm space that had just enough to meet the needs of the users, whether they be a person working from home, a short stay guest or someone enjoying their long-term home. The studio includes a living space, small kitchen, bathroom/ laundry and space for 2 beds in the loft.

A refined and natural material palette of spotted gum externally, concrete, ply and Tas Oak internally, connect the building with the surrounding bush whilst not attempting to compete. We employed passive solar design principles to keep the building warm or cool when needed and windows were rationalised to make the most of light, solar gain and views. By removing the obvious, we made way for the meaningful.’

Open: Sunday 25 February, 1 pm – 4 pm

Note: This is a general open; however, you must register to attend the property.

Access: Stair access only


Richmond | Coal River Valley

Building Type


Architectural Period

Contemporary (2001-current)


Affordable Design

Sustainable Design


Stair Access Only

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