From shack to holiday house

Original shack - Original one bedroom shack with 2 bedroom sleepout with breezeway.

Lots of character, magnificent front veranda for admiring the Hazards mountains and passing sea eagles.

The large gum tree overhanging the house providing easy roof access for the local possums.

Original Shack

Rear - Original two rooms sleepout backing onto the patio

Breezeway between the two buildings providing shelter for a fridge and hanging area for coats.

Interior - Cosy interior, originally with open fireplace which we replaced with large inbuilt wood heater prior to renovation.

The original character showing through again especially during winter when the breeze found its way through the breeze found its way through the cracks in the doors and you could see the stars in the doors and you could see the stars in the night sky from the gaps between walls and ceiling.

Functional use of space combining kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry.

Renovation begins

Front of the buildings showing framing for bedroom 1 bay window.

Rear of building showing a large central beam supporting the atrium.

Rear of building and the widening of the original sleepout bedrooms to form bedroom 2.

Driftwood At Freycinet Design

Scope of Work

Existing Building 78㎡

Extend Bedroom 2

Additional Living Room

Bay Window to Bedroom 1

New Work 24㎡

Ew Building Envelope 102㎡

Convert Bedrooms 3 to Laundry and Robe

Convert existing Breezeway to Bathroom


Replace existing wooden frame windows & doors with double glazed aluminium frame.

Insulated (R5) between rafters in existing building and fit new ceiling to contain.

Remove verandah balustrade and build new decks at -450mm from existing verandah floor level.

Living Areas

Clean lines

Muted lighting

Large living area

Retention of the wood heating

Large kitchen area

Island bench with seating

Discrete laundry facilities

Bedroom 1

Queen size bed

Large bay window framing the Hazard Mountains

Morning and afternoon sun

Magnificient sunsets

Ensuite bathroom with floor heating

Bedroom 2

Queen size bed

Opens onto rear patio

All day sun

Stargazing from bed

Private entrance to the main bathroom


Identical functionality in both bathrooms

Double bowl vanities

Lots of storage

Hand and rain showers with independent controls

Floor heating