11 July 2012 – Once again thanks to Treehugger for sending news from the northern hemisphere about a clever little design in the southern hemisphere, New Zealand where the Architectural Review’s House Awards has nominated a  beachouse built on sleds ­­– you guessed it – to deal with erosion … or rising seas.

The house, “which can accommodate a family of five, is like a large cabinet, designed to close up against the elements when not in use. When shuttered, the rough macrocarpa cladding blends into the landscape.”