Gawthorne’s Hut

Gawthorne’s Hut

Gawthorne’s Hut is a luxury, 2-person, off-grid, sustainable tourism project within a working rural property 10 minutes from the center of Mudgee.

The angled galvanised clad shell and rich timber-lined interior reference the predominant rural vernacular of hay sheds and outbuildings, in particular, the existing hay shed that was destroyed in a storm in 2017. The Micro floor plan of 40m2 internal area is maximised through the use of an open plan and minimal joinery, the only enclosed area being the WC.

The property demonstrates to guests the opportunities of building smaller footprints and incorporating sustainable design elements, such as of grid solar system and battery storage, rain water storage, double glazed blackbutt windows, thermal mass, gas hot water, efficient bathroom fixtures, and passive solar shading.


  • 2021 AIA NSW Country Division Architecture Awards – Small Project Architecture
  • 2021 Architizer international Architecture Awards – Small Project – Shorlisted
  • 2021 Airbnb Host Awards – best Unique Stay Australia

Cameron Anderson Architects

Cameron Anderson Architects is an award-winning, regional, architectural design practice with a strong focus on innovation and Sustainable Design that was founded in 2011. CAARCH are based in Mudgee, NSW, and provide high-quality, full-service, architectural and interior design services throughout Regional NSW. We have completed projects in Mudgee, Gulgong, Orange, Bathurst, Oberon, Dubbo, Griffith, Tamworth, Coonamble, Coonabarabran, The Blue Mountains, and Quirindi.

Our design process focuses on collaboration and the desire to question conventional models where our extensive contextual analysis yields sensitive and appropriate design responses and we work hard to ensure our client’s budgets are strictly addressed. Our collective experience spans many areas including small and large-scale residential developments, educational, retail, tourism, and commercial facilities.

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