Venus Bay House

The project was a creative collaboration with our clients. The site is 18 acres of tea tree and banksia on a sand spit. This small house is in the tea tree on a north-facing ridge and uses 'extreme fire risk category' construction techniques, integrating a cladding collage of recycled corrugated sheet steel that ties the building thematically with the region and the textures of the site.  

Location: Venus Bay, Victoria

Completed: 2006

Project Team

Our team: Ryan Strating & Ceridwen Owen

Builder: Trease Builders

Photographer: Derek Swalwell


Quantum heat pump

ARI ‘Plastank’ rainwater tanks

EWS Environmental custom reedbed/grey water system

Pilkington Frontline double glazed windows

Recycled blackbutt and plantation timbers

Corrugated cladding offcuts

Marmoleum flooring

Coolon flouro internal and external lighting

Caroma “Milan” 6/3 water efficient toilets

Aqualoc Valves on all taps

Aircell ‘Glaresheild’ sarking

Fantech inline-fan

Berger ‘Breath Easy’ low VOC paints

Organoil natural timber finish


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