SNUG - A PrefabNZ design competition for 'a home in my backyard'
In March of 2018, Prefab NZ ran a design competition to open up the conversation about alternative housing options. The result was to have a pattern-book selection of finalists so that prospective homeowners can pick-and-choose the SNUG option that suits them and their backyard.
I was contacted by Pourakino who ended up being 1 of six finalists, to 3D print a representation of their "Whitebaiter" SNUG home to have on display at the judging event.
The model of the tiny house was so impressive that I jumped at the opertunity to get involved with this project, and it so happened Imagin Plastics had given me a special sample of their new wood blended PLA plastic made with 10% NZ pine, developed in combination with Scion.
I was itching to try out this new wood filled material, and the heavy wood tones used in the Whitebaiter's construction was a match made in heaven.