Many people dream of leaving their corporate jobs to focus on their passion projects full-time. Those dreams became the reality for three best friends in Australia who formed the design company Three Birds Renovations. With impeccable style and the handy skills to build beautiful spaces, the three designers have created a name for themselves, renovating spaces to make them feel airy and comfortable. The trio even launched their own Reno School, empowering others to renovate their own homes.
When they embarked on renovating a 645-square-foot caravan-cum-home on the bank of Hawkesbury River in Sydney, Australia, they faced the challenges of designing in a remote place, away from neighbors or even cell phone service. While they usually rely on each other for advice to solve problems, no cell phone service meant making decisions on the spot. Still, as with their other designs, the renovation was a team effort. (You can watch them renovating the home here.)
Before, the home was quite small and in bad shape. "It was originally just a derelict caravan with outdoor awning. We transformed it into the ultimate weekender by building a house around the caravan and making the caravan one of the internal rooms," Lana Taylor, one of the three, said of the home. Although many of their other projects are known for their all-white, tidy, and minimalist designs, for this design they opted to add more color and dark spaces to create a modern cabin feel. "We wanted it to fit in with the leafy bush surrounds," Taylor said. The end result is a small cabin that can accommodate up to 11 people for an ideal weekend away.