The Peak   Melbourne, Australia

Designed for Nestd™, a social enterprise of Kids Under Cover which works to prevent youth homelessness, The Peak is an affordable and sustainable tiny home with a 32.5m2 footprint.

As one of three homes on offer through the enterprise, The Peak is the top of the range option with sophisticated interior planning and a contemporary exterior aesthetic to suit a range of lifestyle settings.

Its double-height entrance is punctuated with large glass panels to enhance the sense of space and allow an abundance of natural light into the interior.

The kitchen, bathroom, laundry, bedroom and couch spaces are integrated into one cube-shaped pod, envisaged as a beautifully detailed piece of joinery. The pod incorporates generous amounts of storage and includes cavities which have been designed to accommodate a variety of Ikea modules – an opportunity for The Peak to be tailored and styled with ease to the occupants’ own aesthetic and budget.

100% of the profit from every home sold by Nestd™ is directed back into Kids Under Cover's charitable work, which Grimshaw first supported with MySpace, a cubby house the practice designed and built for the organisation’s 2017 Cubby House Challenge.

The Peak’s structure comprises of sustainably sourced timber LVL and metal external wall cladding while the angle of the roof allows for optimal photovoltaic performance.

Natural timber finishes within the interior provide a welcoming atmosphere while the careful placement of recessed strip lighting enhances the warmth of the timber and maximises the sense of space.

"A Kids Under Cover studio built in the backyards and gardens of family homes actively helps prevent youth homelessness by easing the pressures on families. Nestd™ is the evolution of this innovation. We are delighted to be working with world leading architects, Grimshaw to deliver a sustainable, stylish and affordable compact home which also invests in the lives of young people".

Kieran Callen, General Manager, Nestd™

"Our design for The Peak seeks to provide a high-quality tiny house that is affordable, sustainable and relocatable while offering all the features found in a modern home. We have designed the project with much consideration and care for the individuals who may call The Peak home, and we’re delighted that our work will help raise money to support young people who are at risk of homelessness".

Matthew Hutton, Associate Principal, Grimshaw

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Melbourne, Australia

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