The need for a special retreat, providing just enough living space for two and incredible views is what determined a nature lover from Mudgee, New South Whales, Australia, to build a permanent camping structure. Casey Brown Architecture was the studio in charge with the development of this unusual looking tower, containing a rain water collection tank, kitchen, living area, and sleeping zone.
Creative in every way, the dwelling is described by the architects and follows: “The structure is a two story copper clad tower; the sides open up on the ground level to provide wide verandas to the north, east and western elevations. To the south a water tank and winches are located to operate the movable veranda roofs. When not in use, these roofs close down to completely enclose the timber and glass interior protecting it from the elements in particular bush fires”. It is difficult to say if this minimalist way of living is a good long term option. But analyzing it in details sure makes a strong impression!