| The Vineyard Retreat

- Blewitt Springs, South Australia

Project:             The Vineyard Retreat

Client:                Escapod

Location:         Blewitt Springs, South Australia

Completed:    July 2018

Oneconstruct were engaged by Escapod Australia to collaborate on the fabrication of their prototype luxury accommodation product. Essentially a 5-star hotel room, the Escapod is a 55m2 single volumetric build featuring large expanses of floor to ceiling glazing and off-grid capability. The product features three private decks, 2.7m ceilings, Australian Blackbutt external hardwood cladding, automated blinds, underfloor heating in the bathroom and custom joinery with integrated appliances.

images supplied by – Escapod & Sam Noonan


When combined with the deck modules separately transported and connected on site, the total footprint comes in at 72m2. The final result is a high quality, premium specification product with the majority of fabrication taking place in just over 6 weeks.

Oneconstruct worked closely with Escapod in the lead-up to and throughout the fabrication process to resolve design and buildability challenges. With the development of any prototype, communication and transparency was essential to ensure a positive outcome for all parties was achieved. The Escapod is now operational in McLaren Vale located on a private vineyard and available for short-term accommodation.

Ryan Brown, Escapod CEO said “Oneconstruct were extremely accommodating of our requirements to be embedded throughout the fabrication process given this was our prototype. Vince and Dino were happy to work openly with us, which we sincerely appreciated.”