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Wonga Beach Shack Photos





Opening up East

Wonga shack opening process

Animated GIFs

A selection of Animated GIF’s that show how the shack opens up and then shuts down.

Opening up North East

Opening up North East

Opening up East

Opening up East

Animated opening from North

Animated opening from North

Animated opening from South East

Animated opening from South East




 Timelapse of opening up the house.


Here Ryan, DJ and I opened up the shack, it took less than 6 minutes.

Tent inside looking out

Rajasthani Tents at Wonga

Here are the tents that we use at Wonga. There are three sleeping tents one pagoda tent and a beach tent for the girls.


The ‘swiss’ sleeping tents are huge, about twice as big as the whole house. They have a large central space that can be divided by a curtain down the centre. There is also a small room at the rear, about 4m x 1.5m which can be used as WIR or if installed an ensuite. There is also a covered verandah area at the front.


The tents are made with treated white canvas, they have an internal dyed cotton lining, inside the main room the walls and ceiling also has a pattern is printed, embedded with embroidered mirrors


The Pagoda tent is about 3m square it has light cotton panels and tassels and an embroidered inner lining. It’ll be used for shading a yoga space or a outside dining table.


The beach tent is for the girls, its small and easy to assemble. It’s made of two pieces the roof and the walls. It’s not supposed to be weather proof but it was still dry inside after some pretty heavy downpours and and some strong winds.

Wonga Birds Eye View

Wonga Beach House v2.0

New bungalow style house based on PNG socio-spatial organisation.

This beachfront house was designed for two extended families to share at the same time. Privacy, community and sharing were all considered to create a unique and intriguing spatial system.

The project is in the final stages of being documented.

<UPDATE> This project has been redesigned due to changed economic considerations.  For the latest design please see Wonga Beach 2.0.