Season 01 - Episode 03

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Along the Great Ocean Road about 20mins south of Lorne, you’ll come to Separation Creek. Perched on the headland facing Bass Straight is one of the countries ultimate beach houses. Built of lightweight cement sheeting it echoes the fibro beach shack much loved by all Australians.

The house has a very small footprint and with its green façade it all but disappears into the hillside. Indeed, during filming a kookaburra was so comfortable it laid a claim to the balcony, strutting with confidence, as if to say, ‘what’s everyone doing in my home?’

Built over 3 levels, the top level has an open kitchen, living and breakout room. The midlevel contains the master bedroom and en suite. The lower level has two more bedrooms, a bathroom and laundry.

One of the smallest houses in the series, the Tree House takes its lead from the iconic 1950’s beach shack. It’s a simple house where sandy feet are welcome. Although modest in scale, its large cantilevered balcony hints at clever engineering that also bridges the gap between humble beach shack and modern beach house.