Architect Quentin Irvine’s inspiration behind this home was based on the steel wool sheds seen in Australia, along with hand crafted nuances and the simple desire to create a sustainable structure out of recyclable goods – hence the name ‘The Recyclable House’.
Using a Japanese charred timber technique known as Yakisugi, as well as utilizing galvanized steel, this eco-friendly home is known to manage its heating and cooling systems brilliantly.
The actual materials used within the home, both biological and technological, are recyclable in nature, but they don’t appear as “hand-me-downs” for the next generation – rather, more like “hand-me-ups”.
Take the kitchen and dining area for instance, both are soaked in rich wood and open up to the outdoors through accordion wall doors. While the living room sits in front of a Pyroclassis wood fireplace, offering both warmth and a homey design element.
As well, drying wracks equip each of the bathrooms, one fitted with a square soaker tub and the other an oasis of rocks, stepping stones and a glassed in shower, are both sourced by rainwater.
Perhaps the greatest part in all of this, is that this home is available for rent on Airbnb, allowing you to take your own personal tour, and possibly make some notes for your own future recycled space creation!
Architects: Inquire Invent Pty Ltd
Photography: Inquire Invent Pty Ltd and Nic Granleese