Designed for Nestd™, a social enterprise of Kids Under Cover, The Peak is a sustainable Tiny House product which addresses the issue of housing affordability in Melbourne.
The house was designed with an efficient modular layout and outward facing spaces to create a spacious interior. Along with addressing Melbourne’s housing affordability issue, The Peak provides an ‘infill’ response to issues around urban density.
The functional layout features a central pod which has an integrated ‘program’ on each face. These programs (bedroom, living, kitchen and bathroom) service the habitable space in the larger cube. The outward facing spaces create a connection to the surrounding context and landscape. The central pod features integrated modular storage solutions and a standardised kitchen module, allowing The Peak to be tailored to the occupants’ needs and budget.
The double-height volume over the entrance and living areas is framed with large glass panels that allow natural light to fill the space, further enhancing the feeling of space. Natural timber finishes within the interior provide a welcoming atmosphere while the careful placement of recessed strip lighting enhances the warmth of the timber.
Like the interior, the exterior is adaptable and has multiple roof and window configuration options to suit orientation and site conditions. In addition, the deck that flows from the entrance may be extended to suit the lifestyle and available space of the residents.