Mountain High

project description

The site is located within an outstanding natural landscape. Site selection was a balance between trying to find expansive views, protection from the cold southerly winds and satisfying Council consenting requirements. The owners wanted a rustic mountain house that could be used in both the winter and summer.


Site was covered in snow for ten weeks, requiring us to regularly plough the road before getting access to the site.

The ground was frozen for 4 months, resulting in digging the trenches and holes by hand.


"Garry and his team built a house and shed for us on the eastern side of Lake Tekapo. It was a challenging build given its remote location and the need to establish all infrastructure onsite as part of the build. Wilson Building has a network of very capable tradies who have all worked together for years and hence provide efficient and cost-effective solutions. Garry is fantastic to deal with and very transparent on costs, he will always answer the phone and no request is too difficult."
Ant Frith