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Rocky River Housing

Three economical houses for use by National Parks and Wildlife staff were designed as part of a major upgrade of the Rocky River Precinct on Kangaroo Island.

The simple plan forms maximise the use of space whilst ensuring excellent use of the northern aspect and strong cross ventilation. Living and sleeping zones are strongly separated.

The houses have a strong ESD ethic and are self sufficient for power and water needs. They are sensitively sited in cleared bushland within the National Park.

Materials complement the bushland setting and the wider precinct while achieving required budget outcomes. Raked ceilings and high level glazing combine to provide a spacious character to the living areas.

Designs comply with government guidelines for rental housing as modified to suit the particular requirements of the remote location.