For twenty-eight years it had stood as a thatched hut. The redesign took care to respond to the client's love of living "naturally with all modern amenities". So the answer was in "add-on" spaces to this single room, both outward and upward. The result was a private courtyard at the back with an open-to-the-sky bath, a dressing area, a toilet and space to have a massage and so on. And a mezzanine timber floor reached by an open-worked wooden staircase provides a spacious bedroom with an attached toilet.