The Fibro House: Not everyone likes them, they are often small, they may be shabby and by today’s standards are considered quite basic. Yet they have a charm and simplicity of design that is increasingly being appreciated.
— gold coast city council



Beach House

Location: Currumbin, Gold Coast
Size: 70sqm
Builder: DC Build Construct
Photographer: Supplied by Owner

The clients of “The Rehab” fall into the latter category. Their fibro shack has been the heart of their family for twenty years, a place where their kids learnt to surf and skate.

The brief was a lesson in restraint, the clients wary of over-capitalising on a beachfront site but not wanting to knock down their beloved shack. A new kitchen, bathroom and bunkroom downstairs were modest renovations. The key message was to refresh and create a useable flat downstairs for their new grandchildren. Surfboards and surfski storage was also critical to the brief.