Designed by Parsonson Architects, Shoal Bay Bach is a solitary dwelling located on the coast of southern Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.  The rustic architecture of the building integrates the project in its environment and ensures a casual, holiday-like atmosphere for its inhabitants. This is the type of place where you kick off your shoes and don’t need to worry about walking sand through the house.

According to the official description provided by the architects, the bach (an iconic part of the culture of New Zealand) consists of “two slightly off-set pavilions, one housing the bedrooms and the other the main living space. Decks are located at each end of the living pavilion allowing the sun to be followed throughout the day. Sliding screens at the north-west end provide adjustable shelter for the different wind conditions, offer privacy from neighboring campers and act as walls for outside sleeping”. Wood is the defining element for the interior design scheme, often contrasted by splashes of color. As a result, this small home is a great example of indoor warmth and personality.