29 Feb '16, 2pm

Off-grid home keeps naturally cool in the lush Australian rainforest

Off-grid home keeps naturally cool in the lush Australian rainforest

Surrounded by dense vegetation, Cape Tribulation Home was constructed on a natural clearing so as to not disturb the sensitive ecosystem and to avoid removal of mature trees. The holiday getaway is broken down into a series of sharply pitch-roofed pavilions arranged in a zigzag shape on the site, with the living area and breezeway deck located on the north end and the bedrooms located on the south side. Black plastic and mirrored glass clad the exterior to help protect the home from the elements and camouflage it with the shadows of the rainforest canopy.

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