The secluded site sits on the edge of this picturesque New Forest market town, where the residential neighbourhood merges with mature woodland. The brief called for a fully functioning single room holiday house set in a clearly defined and secluded rectangular garden away from the street. The area is considered to be within a flood risk zone. Our response has been to build a small wooden house on stilts overlooking the defined garden. Both roof walls and the raised deck of the house are clad in split cedar shingle. The windows are designed to frame particular views.