EYRE.WAY launches its second off-grid tiny cabin, ‘Maldhi’
Australian eco-accommodation company EYRE.WAY has just launched its second off-grid luxury tiny cabin named ‘Maldhi’. Surrounded by native vegetation, it sits cliffside and boasts world-class views of the Eyre Peninsula’s southern coast, overlooking the cliffs of Sleaford Bay in Australia.
‘Maldhi’ — meaning ‘Night or Night Sky’ in Barngarla (aboriginal language) — depicts a dark and moody color palette with various contrasting materials and textures, resulting in a look that is both edgy and laid back.
More importantly, the architectural design sheds light on climate control thanks to its sustainable timber construction and insulation. ‘Our architect designed the tiny abode to make the most of nature’s warming and cooling characteristics, and we used environmentally sustainable materials throughout the construction process,’ explains EYRE.WAY.
the cabin sits cliffside with sweeping views of the Eyre Peninsula’s southern coast
solar-powered, camouflaged, and visually immersive
Described by guests as an ‘immersive’ experience, the ‘Maldhi’ cabin features plenty of glazing framing unrivaled views of the coastal landscape. ‘The windows in the tiny cabin are so large you don’t need to go outside to enjoy the natural beauty; you can enjoy it all from your luxury king-sized bed,’ says Amanda Hogg from EYRE.WAY. Specifically, the architecture incorporates significant north-facing glazing that allows for natural heating in the winter, while automatic blinds provide shade in the summer.
Being completely off-grid, ‘Maldhi’ is powered by a solar battery system. ‘It’s a special feeling knowing the sun is powering your accommodation, and we hope it inspires guests to live more sustainably when their holiday ends,’ continues Hogg.
In that same spirit, rainwater is captured in Port Lincoln and taken to the tiny cabin, while grey water is taken off-site and removed sustainably. Guests are allocated a finite amount of water, encouraged to conserve water wherever possible during their stay, and charged if their quota is exceeded.
image by Hook & Hammer Creative Media
Wanting to stay true to the native context, EYRE.WAY ‘camouflaged’ the cabin by using Jasper Colorbond for the facades. This muted shade of brown is found abundantly in the rocks, twigs, and bushes surrounding the cabin. Complementing the exterior is a living space inspired by the natural formations and textures of the local cliffscape.
‘Using a local architect, builders, tradespeople, and suppliers to design, build and supply materials was really important to us. From the handcrafted and locally made Blackwood lounge to the handmade lights, and the use of sustainable timber, we wanted sustainability meets style in every way,’ concludes the company.
being off-grid, the ‘Maldhi’ cabin is powered by a solar battery system
plenty of glazing complementing the Orientated Strand Board used for the walls and ceiling
the pitched ceiling, unrivalled views, and nature-inspired aesthetic make this a special getaway
decadent shower with floor-to-ceiling tiles by Ezra and locally, handmade tapware by Caroma Cabinetry
location: Eyre Peninsula, Australia
images: Amy Rowsell, By Lauren Photography, Hook & Hammer Creative Media
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