Little Black Shack – New South Wales 

New South Wales, Australia, From £391


Perfectly positioned, the Little Black Shack's north east aspect lets you wake to the sunrise over Palm Beach headland and enjoy the sun all day long. The sea breeze keeps the shack cool during summer while the tree-lined ridge of Ku-ring-gai National Park behind, shelters it from the cold southerly winds during winter. With its rustic hand built sandstone open fireplace, comfy leather chairs, soft cowhide rugs and full-length window seat, the Little Black Shack is also a cosy winter cabin. The cabin has are two bedrooms and one bathroom.

Just metres from the water, every room features windows and French or barn doors opening out to uninterrupted views of Mackerel Beach, Pittwater, Barrenjoey Headland, Palm Beach and beyond.

What makes this Kobu?

What makes this Kobu?


It would be weird not to have an appreciation for natures divine beauty here. Thus a respect for the environment and surrounding eco-systems is paramount. Rainwater is harvested for bathing and washing, which is recycled to irrigate the main garden. The grounds also feature a small kitchen garden to provide you with fresh herbs. When it comes to the interiors - what isn’t second hand, is made by hand; from recycled, repurposed and found materials. Candles and oil lanterns are also encouraged as alternative lighting options.

The Design

The interior of the cabin doesn't feel as if it has been deliberately designed to suit a particular style narrative, but instead, has taken on a story all of its own. From fishing tackle and lines to old books, paintings and repurposed furniture, the cabin is a living breathing entity in itself; it is everything you want from a waterside cabin and more.

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