The cottage is a play in geometry with a pyramidic bamboo and thatch enveloping a cuboid wooden space inside.
The 1 foot thick thatch is very insulating and helps keep the cottage cool in summers and warm in winters!
An attic space above the ground floor that is perfect hideaway space for children.
Bamboo poles and bamboo mat form the inner layer of the 30 foot high thatched roof!
The thatched roof creates a covered veranda all around the cottage for enjoying the beautiful views in all directions.
Warm white LED lights give the cottage a cozy feel in the evenings.
Getaway Cottage, Yercaud
Built-up area: 1,500 SF
Configuration: Ground floor plus an attic above.
Year of Completion: 2018
Scope: Design and construction management
Summary: An eco-friendly getaway cottage in the Yercaud hills constructed with wood, bamboo and thatch.
What makes this green?
The cottage was formed by a pyramid of thick korai thatch on bamboo framing enclosing a cubic wooden living space forming a 4-sided covered verandah to provide 360o views of the beautiful surroundings. The thick korai grass thatched roof insulates the cottage so that interior spaces remain naturally cool in summers and warm in winters. An attic space above provides a cozy sleeping space for children. The cottage has been fitted with energy efficient LED lights and water saver fixtures. Zero energy black and grey water treatment systems along with rainwater harvesting makes the cottage comprehensively eco-friendly.