Location: Hakataramea Valley, Kurow

Foundation: Wooden Round Piles

Delivery: AC55 All Terrain Crane

Single 20ft high cube shipping container converted into a high spec "Glamping" unit located in the Hakataramea Valley inland of Kurow. Finished to the highest of standards this unit is lined with Japanese T&G tight knot cedar on the ceiling with a recessed nook for future hidden blind installation.
Painted ply on the walls with a negative detail at the joins and against the ceiling.

A bathroom lined with Beyond Tiles on the walls and the same T&G cedar for the ceiling. Filled with a toilet, vanity, heated towel rail, mirror and a shower. 

Features of this unit include a gas fireplace, Air-con/Heat pump, Queen bed with hidden storage below, storage cabinets around the bed with pop up lids and pull out draws, a retro mini-fridge, small kitchenette, skylight above the shower, hidden storage draw in the side of the fireplace recess and a hidden drop-down TV.

Hidden on a hill amongst the tops of an outcrop of pine trees like a birds nest, with the only access via a swing bridge accompanied by a private spa submerged in the deck and a Sauna just a swing bridge walks away all to create a truly breathtaking experience.


Weather: The local weather proved to be a real challenge during the install process. Being perched on the top of a hill the site was extremely prone to high winds screaming up the valley. Combining long-range forecasts and some insightful local knowledge we were able to choose the perfect couple of days to crane the unit in and install the roofing.

Delivery/Install: The weather on the day of delivery was the most important aspect to be taken into consideration as the container needed to be lifted 15m high and 22m out from the crane's location to get over the top of the pine trees. A 55ton All Terrain crane was used because of the height and distance of the lift. The single modified 20ft shipping container weighed in at just under 5000kg as the unit was fully completed internally.

Space Maximisation: With an internal size of only 12.64m² between finished frames, utilising space in every way possible was a priority. Some of the ways we maximised space was a floating bed frame with suitcase storage below, cabinet and draw sets around the bed frame, hidden pop down tv from the ceiling, built-in blind recesses to keep the full height windows unobstructed, hidden draw below the built-in gas fireplace.

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