ISSUE 43  |  Small Living

Small Space Living: A Shearers Cottage in Australia

October 25, 2012 10:30 AM

BY Julie Carlson

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Spotted on Dezeen: a sheep shearer's cottage in Australia by John Wardle Architects, sited on a scenic slope overlooking the rolling fields and featuring interiors clad in recycled apple boxes. The residence houses shearers, and family and friends on annual tree planting weekends and retreats.

Above: The shearers quarters is a companion building to an existing cottage on a working farm.

Above: The interiors are clad in Pinus Macrocarpa wood.

Above: A detail of the shelving system.

Above: Custom raw steel shelving holds books and fireplace logs.

Above: The oversize windows overlook the undulating landscape.

Above: The bedrooms are lined in recycled apple box crates from the 1960s, sourced from orchards of the Huon Valley orchards.

Above: A second bedroom is also lined in recycled apple box crates.

Above: Interiors are defined by the wood paneling.

Above: A detail of the screen door.

Above: A side view of the cottage.