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Airbnb

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Sharing Economy The rise in popularity in hosting sites such as Airbnb even influenced some design decisions for 60k House. That’s one reason the place is now 93k House. I only ever wanted to design and build something modest and humble, somewhere I could escape to on weekends or leave all my stuff while I…

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Merry Xmas

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Monday December 26 Realisation A few days before Christmas a friend of mine said to me: you must enjoy going home, it’s such a great place. Up until then I had always looked around and all I could see was an endless list of jobs that needed to be finished. The house had slowly been…

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Changes Sorry for the lack of recent posts. I’ve been busy. I’ve been away. My friends and relatives in Europe know where I was – traveling around Europe, visiting them.   Not much usually changes when I go overseas – this time it did. It seems as though other people back home also knew I…

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Gatherings

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Sunday November 15, Saturday November 21 / Sunday November 22, Monday December 14, Tuesday December 22, Friday December 25 Purpose This is what it’s all about: gatherings. People, activity, friends catching up around a fire, cooking a BBQ and having fun. 60k House has been designed as a one bedroom shack but with an eye…

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The Finance

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Bargain! I purchased the block of land in 2009 for only $75,000. It wasn’t on the market for long. My parents had wanted to buy the block and planned to retire there but didn’t have the money, so I bought it with the intention they may still move there later. I don’t know much about…

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Who is the client? It’s me. Andrew. A local who grew up in the area, went to the nearby school and used to pick cherries during the summer holidays on the adjacent farm. I used the money I earned working at Domeney Bros to buy my first car, travel overseas and not have to work…

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The Site

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Flowerpot Located 35 minutes south of Hobart in the delightful town of Flowerpot (yes – it is a real place in Tasmania!), the site is 1.5 hectares (3.5 acres) – around 210m long by 70m wide. The block used to be part of the famous Domeney Bros fruit farm (although I don’t think it ever…

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The Project

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House or Shack? The project is titled 60k House but I consider it to be more of a shack. What’s the difference? It all depends on how you use it. A house suggests a home, a permanent place to live. A shack speaks of something less permanent, a place that lends itself to informal living,…

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Welcome to 60k House 60k House has been created to show the process of designing and building a modest one-bedroom home in Tasmania, Australia. As the name suggests I am trying to design and build a comfortable home for close to $60,000 AUD. This is the construction budget for the building itself and does not…

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