The Herald understands the state’s first wood house will arrive in the Melbourne CBD on Wednesday.
Wood house architect Nick O’Connor has been designing and building woodhouses for more than 25 years, but has recently been taking a break from that to create a new woodhouse at the Adelaide Hills.
“It’s a beautiful piece of land, beautiful design,” he said.
“We want to put something out there for the community, and the community is a big part of that.”
Wood houses are considered by some as being an environmentally friendly alternative to more traditional structures.
But Mr O’Neill said the new wood house was something that could be easily maintained by a single person.
“I don’t think that any wood house needs to be maintained,” he explained.
“You can go out and have a nice time on a wood house, or you can just leave it to it.”
Woodhouse in the middle of the road with a picnic table in it (ABC News: James Capp)Mr O’Neil said the design was a bit of a departure from traditional wood houses.
“The idea is to use a piece of the land that’s been built over the years and create a tree house,” he told ABC Radio Melbourne.
“For this wood house it’s just one tree, a single tree, and that’s it.”
Mr O’tonney said the wood house could be used as a holiday home or as a community hub, and could even be used to provide electricity.
“There are lots of things that you can do with it that you might never have thought about,” he added.
“What we’ve found is that wood houses, they are quite lightweight, they can be used for things like firewood or even as a place for people to hang out and enjoy their weekend.”
Mr Mould said it was important for the city to have a variety of outdoor options.
“This is a great example of how people can take things that have traditionally been a bit too quiet and just bring it up a notch,” he noted.
“With a woodhouse it’s really easy to take it to the next level and really make it a wonderful place for the people that live here.”