Pod House


Location Austinmer
Category Residential House
Date Completed December 2017

This two-phase development saw us first clear the site, install hundreds of metres of subsurface drainage, custom-mill all felled timber and landscape the building envelope, before creating a totally original and inviting family holiday house. Unique yet simple, highly liveable yet whimsical, each pod features fibre cement cladding, geometric strip jointing and custom hardwood joinery in a striking homage to the classic Aussie fibro beach shack. The key to us managing the entire project with only a few face-to-face meetings with the Sydney-based owners was the genuine trust and creative ambition we shared from the start.

The creation of our dream home on this perplexing, thickly wooded, water logged site looked like it would remain just that – a dream. That was until our architect Matt Dickson introduced us to Jason Miles. Jason helped us adapt the design to our limited budget and deftly managed every aspect of this distinctive build with transparency, empathy and a calm confidence, utilising his experience, creativity and intuition to solve a host of unexpected challenges.
— Simon Edwards

Raw rustic pods set amongst escarpment bushlands.