Very soon after we arrived in Tasmania last year, I heard about Evan’s round house from a mutual friend. “You’ve got to go see it!” she said when I asked her about any interesting buildings in the area. This weekend we joined friends at Evan’s house near Jackeys Marsh for Evan’s birthday celebration, and we got to explore this beautiful example of creative architecture, built by Kim Clark.

Kim Clark's round house, February 2013
The small house is perched on a side of a hill.

Kim Clark's round house, February 2013
The foundation of the house is stone masonry, and the top level is constructed with timber and glass.

Kim Clark's round house, February 2013
A flagstone path leads to the front door which is marked with an ankh.

Kim's new nest, December 2012
Inside, colourful walls are decorated by paintings, posters, wall-hangings and postcards.

Kim Clark's round house, February 2013
The centre of the house is marked with this medallion in the floorboards. It's a great example of how something as functional as the floor can be beautified with a bit of creativity.

Kim Clark's round house, February 2013
Our girls enjoy playing on the spiral staircase, exploring the other levels of this small house.

Kim Clark's round house, February 2013
The very top is a sleeping loft with views into the surrounding bush and across the valley.

Kim Clark's round house, February 2013
The interior of the cupola roof is lined with timber, making a pleasant sight for whoever sleeps up here.

Kim Clark's round house, February 2013
The railings are constructed from uniform tree branches mounted on round piping.

Kim Clark's round house, February 2013
The stairs also lead down to a stone-lined utility room.

Kim Clark's round house, February 2013
I always find it interesting to examine the construction of the house from the underside.

Nirmala and Woody, outside Deloraine, February 2013
We're joining with our friends to celebrate Evan's birthday, and Nirmala makes some green juice to revitalise whoever wants some.

View across the valley from Kim Clark's round house, February 2013
Rainbow family are gathering here this weekend to celebrate Evan's birthday, and we park and camp on the level ground below the house.

Kim Clark's round house, February 2013
An arrangement of crystals, seeds, sticks and petals catches the sun streaming in the window.

Kim Clark's square house, February 2013
There are two other houses on this land, this one is square with a different type of cupola roof.

Kim Clark's eye house, February 2013
The third house is primarily a timber construction, with an interesting eye window looking across the valley.

Our time at Evan’s was a lovely one of reconnecting with more friends and getting to know new friends on a deeper level. It’s been a delight to explore Evan’s house and spend more time with Rainbow Family members. Perhaps next time we’ll get to see inside the other houses on this property as well!