September 22, 2012

Quarters Update.

Earlier this year I blogged about our plans to restore our old jarrah shearers' quarters.    I thought I would pop up a little update.  It has been a funny old process.  All the interior walls were stripped and then we pondered over whether the white ant damage was so bad it wasn't worthwhile.  We decided to persist though and lots of interior work has been done replacing damaged pieces of wood.  A new verandah is in the process of being built where the tank is in the photo below.

Suitably Derelict Before Photo

See - here is the base of the verandah and the planned bathroom.

Verandah and Bathroom Floor

This verandah will protect the side of the building from weather and hopefully also stabilise it as now there will be verandah wrapped around the entire building.

The inside is looking very, very rustic.  And kind of draughty....

Inside.

The builder has managed to find some old windows at a salvage yard that match the existing ones and hopefully they will make the interior lighter.

All in all progress is being made.  We have been lucky in that we have a lot of pre-existing timber from old farm buildings that have had to be pulled down.

The next step is to re-sheet the roof but that is not possible until the rain stops!  Having said that the rain is brilliant for our crops so we are not complaining at all.

When it is eventually finished our guests will be able to sit on the old verandah...

Verandah

And admire the view.

View Down The Hill

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

10 comments:

Jodie aka Mummaducka'sKaos said...

Wonderful, but it looks like a lot of work!! Is it a slow job? or something you want done quickly?
I wish we had a guest house and have often thought of moving a shack here onto our place.

A Farmer's Wife said...

It is a slow job as the builder is squeezing it in between other maintenance jobs on our properties. No rush though - we do have room for guests in the homestead but I am also looking forward to having a little guest house!

Bungalowgirl said...

Wow, that practically lookalike a rebuild! A verandah all the way around sounds just wonderful though.melx

Pauline said...

I think your new guesthourse is going to be waaay cool, especially if you can retain some of the original character of the shearers' quarters. Good luck with the rest of the restoration.

Anne @ Domesblissity said...

Looks great already. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Anne xx

xo.sorcha.ox said...

Reading this brought tears to my eyes - the good kind! What a wonderful project. Cannot wait to see the finished product. :)
~S.

Lisa @ Blithe Moments said...

With guest quarters like those are going to be I can imagine you are never going to be short of guests!

Sarah said...

Wow its going to be wonderful... Lucky guests! Love a verandah. And from your previous posts have tried a 30 minute meal but my kitchen always looks a bit 'bomb site" after I cook at the best of times! And I expect Jamie has an army of minions to tidy up after him so he can make all the mess he desires!! X

Brasilian_Babe said...

I Love the sound of a wrap around verandah. I had it as a must on our list of things we needed when we were house hunting. Sadly, we couldn't find any homes we liked with one so it had to be struck from our list. Please post pics of the finished project when it's done! Please please please!!!!

Edwina said...

Looks like it will be absolutely divine. I'm not all the sure I believe in heaven, but if I did I'm sure it would be located on a massive, cosmic verandah somewhere. What could be better?