04/17/2013 05:28 pm ET

Marian and Derek Drew's Australian Beach House Is Inspired By Their Childhood Memories (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Siblings Marian and Derek Drew's fondest memories involve camping trips in the woods of Seventeen Seventy, Australia (think the Poconos, only closer to the beach.) So when the duo decided to build a vacation home, it came as no surprise that they decided to return to the spot where they spent so many weekends as teenagers.

The property was designed as a "luxury campsite," according to architect Simon Laws. The residence is comprised of separate pods, all linked by covered walkways. The jutting silver parts (inspired by a local sugar mill that was being demolished) and curved walkways are reminiscent of a plane crash, which is how the neighbors jokingly describe the house.

Other cool features include outdoor patios and a covered dining area. An oversized turbine-like window in the living room with wooden slats can be adjusted for regulating the sunlight and summer breeze that filters into the space. And since the structure was constructed remotely in nearby Brisbane, the house is intentionally designed to be "mobile."

The best part is that the structure is designed to be largely self-sufficient. Laws explains that the house's utilities rely on "rainwater tanks, solar hot water and electrical panels, an energy-efficient passive design and a community water recycling system." Between the beach shack's stunning design elements and sustainable features, we couldn't be more intrigued.

To see photos of the site, flip through our slideshow below. And for more about the Drew family's woodland retreat, be sure to watch the accompanying video.

H/T: designboom

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