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.  

Our Tiny House has zero reliance on mains infrastructure. Our Tiny House harvests its own power via its hybrid off-grid solar and battery storage system, collects its own water and recycles all waste in an environmentally and sustainable manner.

Energy-efficiency

 

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. 

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Off-grid solar system

The Hut collects and stores electricity from the sun.

Freshwater collection

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.

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Compost toilet

 

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.

Our Tiny House has minimal impact on its environment as a fully licensed Tiny House (on wheels), positioned on a fully certified organic farm in Tasmania's North Coast region.

Our commitment to reducing disturbance and impact on the environment, conservation and sustainability practises and our support to our community, natural and indigenous heritage of our region.

Greywater garden bed

 

Greywater waste is transferred from the Hut, through a treatment system before it arrives at a specifically designed garden soakage bed.

Recycling

 

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. 

Our Tiny House has minimal impact on its environment as a fully licensed Tiny House (on wheels), positioned on a fully certified organic farm in Tasmania's North Coast region.

Our Tiny House has zero reliance on mains infrastructure. Our Tiny House harvests its own power via its hybrid off-grid solar and battery storage system, collects its own water and recycles all waste in an environmentally and sustainable manner.

Our commitment to reducing disturbance and impact on the environment, conservation and sustainability practises and our support to our community, natural and indigenous heritage of our region.

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Supporting the community

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Supporting Sustainability Nationally

Renew Members

We are proud to be Renew Members which support Renew as an organisation who is helping promote sustainability in Australia. 

Renew is an Australian, non-for-profit organisation that inspires and advocates for more sustainable built environments and communities. They are working to help Australia's and businesses reduce their environmental footprints, address climate change and much more. 

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Working locally 

Tasmanian Arboretum Member

Right on the doorstep of Compass Hut (5 minutes down the road), is home to Tasmania's Arboretum, established in 1984.

The Tasmanian Arboretum is not only a fabulous place to experience tree species from Tasmania and around the world, but it is also a carbon sink, helping to raise awareness about our natural environment, sustainability and our carbon footprint on this planet.

Compass Hut are proud supporters of the Tasmanian Arboretum, becoming members in 2021. 

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Participant in Sustainable House Day

Compass Hut is a proud participate, alongside homes across the country, opening it's doors to the Australian community for Sustainable House Day.

Hosted by Renew, the day helps to inspire Australia's to join us in making our built and living environments more sustainable. It's an opportunity for the community to help inspire and share knowledge with each other to help build a brighter and more greener future. 

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