Sled House! Just Tow it Away From Disaster

Here's a challenge—you want to build a house on the white sands of New Zealand's scenic Coromandel Peninsula, but it's an erosion zone with a requirement that all structures be removable. So what do you do? You put it on a sled.

This beach hut is a vacation home for a family of five designed by Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects. From the outside, it looks like driftwood, or a worn artifact you might find washed up on the shore. But open the giant barn door on the front and the windows on the side, and a luminous, modern retreat appears. Inside, there's a large room that serves as the kitchen, living and dining rooms, and in the back are two sleeping zones, one for the parents and another with a bunk bed for the kids. Bonus points: there's a roof deck on top. And when they do have to flee, they just strap it to a tractor and ride away, house and all. [Dezeen]

Sled House! Just Tow it Away From Disaster

Sled House! Just Tow it Away From Disaster

Sled House! Just Tow it Away From Disaster

Sled House! Just Tow it Away From Disaster

Sled House! Just Tow it Away From Disaster

Sled House! Just Tow it Away From Disaster