25 Jan 2013

Farm vs Farmlet Houses.

Last year I did a sketch of my parents farm house where they'd been living for 19 years. This is a pretty typical farm house. Nothing fancy, weatherboard exterior and iron roof. It was comfortable to live in because they insulated it and the windows had been replaced for aluminium joinery where the old wooden windows had rotted. This house was built out of wood milled from the farm by the original owner that built it.

They've now moved onto a farmlet. The house is only 10 years old. Again built by the people who initially owned the piece of land that was subdivided out of the original farm. This house still has a wooden exterior, but board and batten and an iron roof. It has a much different look to it though. Stylish and comfortable to live in because it was built that way!

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