An 'urban tramping hut', hidden in the bush
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Mt Vernon Biv

Mount Vernon Biv is a Doc backcountry hut inspired 'urban tramping hut'.

  • Clients
    Mark and Diana
  • Completion
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  • Designer
    Glenn Murdoch

This home caters for a growing family and enables their active outdoor lifestyle. The design was centred on the idea of an ‘urban tramping hut’, our clients having had many adventures together in traditional DoC huts in the Aotearoa wilderness.

We found original construction drawings of New Zealand back country huts, drawn in 1957; these and photographs of more modern DoC back-country huts informed the design philosophy.