Compass Hut l Who are we?
Compass Hut was born from concepts around self-sufficiency, sustainability, architectural passive design and protecting the environment. Located on an organic farm in Tasmania’s north-west, our first Compass Hut has been ensconced in the rich, northern farmland coast of the island.
The design of the Tiny House draws from architectural inspirations from Scandinavia and philosophical ideas in architecture known as phenomenology (architecture that engagements the five human senses). The Tiny House also focuses on self-sufficiency and solar passive design.
Compass Hut is about promoting wellness, a place for disconnecting and taking inspiration from the hut and environs. During your stay, we encourage you to participate in the natural landscape in which the hut sits. We invite our guests to pick the herbs, fruit and vegetables from the garden during their visit.
Our aim is to create a space and place that influences calm, meditation, peace, simplicity and escape. We want our guests to feel it is their deep personal journey, a space of retreat and wellness during their visit, and a feeling of empowered. We want our travellers' journey to be enriched by their stay and for it to become a unique part of their Tasmanian experience.
The Hut has been fully insulated to suit the local Tasmanian climate, and all windows are double-glazed. The Hut sits facing direct North, for optimum solar passive design.
Off-grid solar system
The Hut collects and stores electricity from the sun.
Rain is collected by the roof and transferred into a nearby rain water tank. This is then used by the Hut as the freshwater supply.
Vegetable garden & compost
Various vegetable beds surround the Hut for guests to help themselves during their stay. Guests are also encouraged to utilise a compost bin if they have any food scraps.
The Hut uses a waterless split-system compost toilet that is collected in a drum underneath the floor. The waste is then separated and heated 24/7; helping to break down the waste until it is disposed of every six months.
Greywater garden bed
Greywater waste is transferred from the Hut, through a treatment system before it arrives at a specifically designed garden soakage bed.
All plastics (a.k.a bin liners and packaging) has been sourced as biodegradable/recyclable, to reduce the impact on the environment.
Environmentally-friendly soaps & detergents
We have carefully selected environmentally-friendly soaps and detergents to reduce the impact on the environment.