earthworm

Building life into your imaginations

Makers of bespoke buildings, structures, furniture, play equipment and other creations for the built environment. We are located in nipaluna / Hobart, Tasmania.

We love to make all sorts of things for all sorts of people

By exploring a range of raw materials, construction techniques and design over a 20-year period, we’ve evolved to become the makers of many unique creations, structures, play spaces and creative landscapes.

In collaboration with daring clients, artists, architects and landscape architects, we’ve become known for the exciting, the unusual and the intriguing.

Our creations are always fun, playful & interesting

By harnessing a wide range of materials and building techniques we design and create unique buildings, play spaces, outdoor furniture, structures and bespoke landscapes that add an element of theatre to the built environment.

Our aim is to consistently deliver quality workmanship and memorable creations for education, tourism, arts, commercial or residential clients.

Explore some of our recent creations

Some of our recent clients include Utas, Mona, Darklab, The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and TasWater.

We’ve also completed bespoke creations for local retailers, hospitality venues, primary schools, high schools, childcare centres & private residences.

Dodges Ferry House

We’ve built nearly everything here from the ground up including the stonework, windows, fittings, joinery, and garden.  It is where we go to relax and experiment with new ideas.

In The Hanging Garden

This exciting and ever-changing inner-city oasis is an experimental collaboration between MONA’s DarkLab and property developer, Riverlee. It’s a bit of an unknown where this development will head.  In the meantime, the music pumps and the plants are taking over!

Tasmanian Native Garden

After a massive storm blew over a large conifer, this part of The Royal Tasmanian Botanical was ready for renewal. And while constructing a natural-looking space, we came across a group of long-forgotten stone arch pieces; originally from the old AMP Building in Hobart. Repurposed as seating, they feature as an intriguing seating element and design feature.

Water Play, Illawarra Primary

Most modern play equipment can look fun and exciting to the eye, however, we’ve found that the actual engagement and playtime is quite limited. With every play space that we design and build, we aim to create a place where kids can spend hours lost in their own imaginative worlds.

Makers of bespoke play equipment and street & park furniture

With a reputation for the surreal and sublime when it comes to creative built environments, we also make bespoke elements for playgrounds, events and external spaces.

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We are calling these round structures forts, but kids will use their imagination and turn them into stages, ships, castles, fairy houses or whatever they need for the made-up worlds they create. This is a fully flexible design and there are endless possibilities of these exciting pieces of play equipment.
Our Mud Pie Kitchens are simple and strong. They come complete with ovens on both sides, a sink, and a cupboard underneath. The frames are made from steel, the bench top and oven from heavy duty polyethylene and they are clad in locally sourced tea tree.

We are designers, builders, creators

By exploring a large range of interesting projects with trusting clients, we’ve evolved to become the creator of many buildings, structures, play spaces and creative built environments.

We are a diverse team of tradespeople, creatives and collaborators who harness a wide range of materials and techniques in the areas of timber, metal, stone, concrete and planting.

Best known for our work as builders and landscapers and with over 20 years of experience operating in the Hobart area, we’re able to design, construct and manage the whole creative design and construction process.

Combining both normal building processes with our love for the interesting and unusual we will leave you with a creation that is truly unique and one of a kind.

The latest from us

We're always up for a challenge...!

There's nothing more satisfying than making things happen after we’ve been told it can’t be done.