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Eco-friendly Avalon House is a green-roofed beach getaway that takes only 6 weeks to build

The 106-square-meter Avalon House may be diminutive in size, but is big on design, which builds on the illusion of spaciousness. The house, which is oriented to oceanfront views, is clad in FSC-certified blackbutt hardwood timber milled from sustainably managed forests and topped with a green roof that minimizes rainwater runoff and solar penetration. The south and east facades open up to an outdoor veranda that blends indoor and outdoor living.
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