External View

See  the  previous post a:  1. THE HOUSE

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Note: I would like  to share with  you  through  these few words, photographs and hyperlinked websites, a 3 Dimensional  experience as though you were  actually there with  us. Click on any photograph and it should enlarge to  different size ….. at least half screen or size full screen. It will be clearer in detail than the photo on the post. It will be as if you were  really there looking at the actual  scene. You are an arm chair traveller with us.

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In November 2017, my wife Harriet,  my 35 year  old son Anthony went over to visit the Big Red Shed Recycled Timber in Darra, Brisbane. Incorporated with this business was another business …. Timber Transitions

We all went  as Anthony was very interested in their Bush Hut creations. The huts are in an early Australian  tradition of huts  made from heavy hardwoods. All their timber is milled close to Brisbane on a portable Lucas mill. Each hut is lovingly hand crafted and therefore unique.

Their huts are proudly made of Australian hardwoods comprising ironbark structures, blue gum walls and spotted gum floors. The verandah is spotted gum with tallow wood or ironbark posts.

It was absolutely fascinating looking the huts being built on site. See their gallery of huts they have actually built at:  Bush Huts

We had a fascinating in looking at the furniture made from recycled timber in the Big Red Shed Recycled Timber next door. At The Big Red Shed, they  run a busy, full-time joinery and furniture workshop. Their hand-made pieces are unique, durable and beautiful.

After seeing all this over several hours, we realised we liked it all in a wonderful way because Harriet and I were pioneers  of all of this in the early 1980’s  when we built our house using recycled timber, stone and bricks to give a  very hand made house versus  a machine built house.

It is wonderful that our son has caught a special vision to build a tree house on our land. He has largely finished it. See his tree house on our post:  OUR LAND OVERALL.  See the section halfway down the post: ANTHONY, OUR  SON, BUILDING ON OUR LAND …. 2016 for  the finer details and photos.

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The house has been built and positioned as though it is an ‘Earth House’ …..  as though it has  grown up from the earth among the trees. The big glass windows in the front reflects the surrounding bush. This means the flat plate glass  is not so apparent as shiny glass, in stark contrast to  the informal green foliage around the  house. It is a hand built house as evidenced  inside  …. See the next post:  Inside the House.

The only thing that stands out, is the sharply defined lines of  the roof line  contrasting with the informal lines of the tree canopy. In the photographs above and below, entry  is  over big stone steps around  our little amphitheatre.

External View of the House

 

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Our house is really hidden away among the  trees on our land …..

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See the next post:  Inside the House