In March 2020, the Sarah Constructions graduates, in partnership with the Living Without Limits Children’s Charity completed the Beachside Getaway project – a built for purpose respite house designed for families living with children with disabilities such as Autism and Cerebral Palsy.
The Beachside Getaway, located in Goolwa, was architecturally designed to incorporate disability compliant requirements in a versatile holiday home capable of accommodating a variety of users and their families. The 305m2 dwelling is able to accommodate up to 8 occupants, contains 2 disabled access compliant bathrooms, a fully covered terrace and outdoor play areas as well as large living, 3 bedrooms and 4th bedroom as a sensory retreat, kitchen and dining spaces, large size laundry with full height cupboards and 650m2 of landscaped area. The dwelling features ducted air-conditioning throughout, a mobile bariatric hoist, hospital bed, fold down changing table, undercover parking, and is serviced by a combined 4100L wastewater retention/pump system and 6.6kw solar panel system.
The build process provided a great opportunity for graduates to be involved in a worthy and exciting challenge and to learn from senior personnel within the company.
Sarah Constructions are proud to have been given the opportunity to contribute to this worthy cause, donating all time spent on the project from the design phase through to building handover.
The Beachside Getaway in Goolwa is now in use and being utilised by families organised through the disability services provider Novita. Both the Living Without Limits Foundation and Novita are planning to provide up to 50 families each year with a holiday experience in the Beachside Getaway.
This project was made possible by a significant number of generous subcontractors and suppliers who donated their time, expertise and products – you can learn more about them and see the full list of contributors here.
For more information on the project or the Living Without Limits Charity please visit their website.
“Without Sarah’s involvement in the Living Without Limits Foundation’s project at Goolwa, we really wouldn’t have been able to get the project off the ground and have such a well-designed house to offer to our community.”