The Weekender

A Micro-Home on Wheels

Sydney, Australia

Completed, 2019


Client: Private Client

Location: Sydney, Australia

Size: 5 sqm

Typology: Residential

Status: Completed, 2019

Taking on a VW Transporter to experiment with micro-living and joinery construction, the van build is our smallest footprint to date.

Wanting a space on wheels from which to explore the great Australian outdoors freely and with the level of design finesse we so love, we purchased a van and set-out building the compact space ourselves. This was a great experiment in multi-functional and flexible space executed through minimalism and simplicity in detail. The resulting van build accommodates both day-to-day function as a Cornerstone work van, surf vehicle and storage space through to a weekend camper with double bed and kitchen storage facilities provided within a pull-out drawer.

Sustainability credentials include building with e-lite plywood to reduce the weight of the vehicle, using recycled off-cuts of melamine for kitchen drawers, insulating with Polyiso foam board and using ComCork for flooring.


We’ll be taking our beloved Hilde-van on the road this summer and on many more trips to come - we’ll be sure to keep sharing her adventures as they take shape.

All images and content are © Cornerstore Design Studio, 2019