This year might be the biggest Block ever, but it also features a very exciting small addition for the very first time. One of the increasingly popular ‘tiny homes’ has been included as a challenge-reward for Tom and Sarah-Jane. The COLORBOND® Tiny Escape is situated only minutes from The Block site at Gisborne, built amongst bushland on a pristine hillside looking out at the magnificent Macedon Ranges.
Tiny and tough
Just like the contestant’s homes, the COLORBOND® Tiny Escape features frames made from TRUECORE® steel and COLORBOND® steel roofing and cladding – in this case in the popular colour; Surfmist®. The tiny home is fully off-grid with solar power, heating, a ‘Bushman’ fridge, and a self-contained grey water system.
The Shacky Experience
The COLORBOND® Tiny Escape was specially created by the Shacky group. It was designed by Matt Goodman of MGAO Architecture and built by Gippsland’s Base Cabin. Shacky is all about helping people escape the daily grind and experience something unique. Their tiny houses are designed to effortlessly blend with the land they’re on in a growing number of secluded rural locations, allowing people to get away from it all and immerse themselves in their surroundings. To find out more about the Shacky experience, go to Shacky.com
In Week 2, our VIC Colour + Design professional Ali Fenton, visited the Gisborne site to have onsite catch ups with House 1 and Scott Cam’s house.
This season, COLORBOND® steel is seen on The Block from Day 1.
The move to Gisborne in regional Victoria provides COLORBOND® steel with the opportunity to use more colours then ever before!
We were able to showcase our stunning COLORBOND® steel products because of the support of our fantastic customers and partners: LCS Plumbing + Civil Drainage and Nine In Six.
We’ve had an incredible time on The Block where we’ve had the chance to showcase a range of our colours, textures and applications. We thought we’d share some of our favourite moments from the past few years.
Since their stint on The Block in 2012’s ‘Fans vs. Favs’, Kyal and Kara have been busy in the design and building game.
After winning The Block Glasshouse with his brother, Shannon in 2014, Simon has stayed in the property game and recently finished his own home renovation with his designer wife, Ash.
Ronnie and Georgia’s Contemporary Barn House.