Lake Tahune Hut

Lake Tahune Hut


Lake Tahune Hut


Lake Tahune Hut is located below the summit of Frenchmans Cap, in the heart of the Wilderness World Heritage Area. It facilitates a breathtaking wilderness experience and shelters bushwalkers from the elements in Tasmania’s South West. The site at 1000m altitude has challenging wild weather, and the building had to meet complex technical demands. Prefabrication was the key to speedy construction and minimisation of transport and waste and custom-made local timber structural insulated panels were flown in to the site and placed by helicopter. Lake Tahune Hut sets a new benchmark for sustainable design in remote areas. It has a minimal footprint, low impact on the site, a super insulated building envelope, and renewable power from a micro hydro turbine. A heat exchanger and vapour permeable building envelope prevent condensation. The simple, efficient, functional building is restrained in its materials and appearance to sit quietly in its spectacular natural setting.



Green Design Architects 

Practice Team
Uta Green – Project Architect
David Green – Design Architect

Consultant / Construction Team

Valley Workshop – Builder
RED Sustainability Consultants – ESD Consultant
Valley Workshop & Frontier Engineers – design of SIPs
Fiona Rice – Interpretation & artwork
Pitt & Sherry – Building Surveyor
EnviroPlan Australia – Bushfire Consultant
Chris Crerar – Photographer
Terry Reid – Photographer