Carol’s Country Cottage, a Mother’s Gift to Her Son

“If we ever had the opportunity to build one again. In a heartbeat. It was a wonderful experience.”

 

It was 2008 when Carol and her husband, Ian, looked into installing a prefab cabin.

“My son was going to university in Armidale, and he had a large dog, so we couldn’t find a house to rent.”

“We liked the look of Uralla, and so we found a block of land that was suitable at a very reasonable price and thought we would build a kit home on it.”

 

Cedarspan™ 30H50 with cedar upgrade, and additional verandahs and decks

And so began the process of planning and designing their Cedarspan™  cabin.

“What we were impressed by was how you could reconfigure the design.”

“The price was very reasonable.”

 

The prefab design provides ease of construction, which allowed Carol and Ian to help with the build.

“We found a local builder who was marvellous.”

“We participated, which made it feel special. Each wall we painted with the Cedarshield™ on the outside. My husband myself and my youngest son painted it before it went up.”

 

It wasn’t only a memorable experience for Carol but also for the locals.

“The whole town saw it go up.”

“People would drive past and wave, and sometimes they would drop in and have a chat because they wanted to have a look at what was going on.”

 

The prefab Cedarspan™  provided ease of construction. Panels stained with Cedarshield™ 

Carol also found joy in completing the internal fit-out.

“I’m a home decorator, so I loved the aspect of picking out our tiles, our tapware.”

“Painting the inside to the colours that we wanted.”

 

Reflecting on 2008, Carol says building the prefab Cedarspan™  cabin was a rewarding experience.

“To think we were providing a home for our son, we got a lot of satisfaction out of that.”

“We did enquire at one stage about extending it, and it wasn’t a problem. Very versatile, and the range of designs is just lovely.”

“If we had the opportunity to do it again, we would.”

 

For Carol, the most significant highlight was witnessing her son living independently.

“When Tim was a young man at home, he was a little grub, but he took pride in this little home.”

“You opened his pantry, and everything was so tidy and in place.”

“He took pride in it, and it was his little domain.”

 

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Inside Andrew’s Cosy Country Cabin

“It’s one of the ideal places you could live.”

“It’s set amongst gum trees, overlooking paddocks, and there’s also a view of the city of Adelaide.”

 

For Andrew and Esther, adding a Cedarspan™ to their property was all about family.

Cedarspan™ cabin with cedar upgrade, and galvanised steel piers, an upgrade for bushfire prone areas

“It was built as an extra dwelling for a family member who wants to live independently.”

“We have a rural property in the hills area. So we wanted to choose something compatible with the natural surrounds.”

 

For 45 years, Cedarspan™ has been building barns, cabins, and cottages all around Australia.

Andrew recalls the day his prefab cabin arrived by truck from New South Wales to South Australia.

Delivery day: Prefab Cedarspan™ transported from NSW to SA

“Delivery was terrific. It all went smoothly.”

“My sons, who are carpenters, built it. Even someone without carpentry skills can put it up because it’s modular.”

“From start to finish, the team were really helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. We had all the information we needed whenever we wanted it.”

 

Cedarspan™ prefab panels provide ease of construction, making it a DIY project

In 2012, the family built a 30C40 at the rear of their dwelling on their rural acreage.

“It’s 60 metres away.”

“It’s peace of mind to have a family member close.”

 

The Cedarspan™ verandah, a quiet place to relax among the gum trees

Completing the internal fit-out, Andrew and Esther have created a warm and inviting home.

“It’s classy. We took time to make it pleasant.”

 

Nine years on, Andrew says the Cedarspan™ cabin is a highlight of the property.

“I highly recommend it because it’s compatible with the environment. It’s also a very flexible design. It’s compatible with any terrain.”

“It’s beautiful. It will add value to your property.”

“It’s something a lot of people admire when they come to our property.”

 

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A Country Oasis, a Tree Change Dream

It’s the perfect place to escape from city life.

Set on 224 acres, this rural oasis adjoins a national park.

Making a move from Sydney to Laguna, Alistair planned a prefab Cedarspan™ project for his rural property.

 

40H50 with cedar upgrade, rear enclosed verandah, front verandah, deck and elevated floor, and steel pier upgrade

For ten years, he and his wife called it home.

“It was a beautifully designed cabin. Everything fitted like a glove.”

 

Alistair chose a 40H50 and customised the design with an enclosed verandah.

“When I was talking to Doug, we designed it with the bathroom and laundry on the back verandah rather than putting them internally.”

 

Step inside, and the Cedarspan™ steel trusses are a standout feature of the open plan living area.

“We didn’t bother painting the trusses. Those are part of the bones of the property.”

 

The unpainted Cedarspan™ steel trusses give the cabin a distinct look

That modern rustic theme continues throughout the kitchen.

“I had a ladder hanging up over the island bench with the chain so that it melded in with the unpainted trusses.”

 

Alistair completed the fit-out with a modern country interior

An off the grid lifestyle was ideal for Alistair, using the second bedroom as his work from home office.

 

“I worked remotely for 20 years, so it was one of the reasons we went bush.”

“It’s lovely, no traffic, no travelling. It was nice working from there with the bush setting from the cabin’s perspective.”

 

Inside the Cedarspan™ main bedroom

Comfortable and cosy, like a country cabin should be.

“It was a warm house. We had a combustion fireplace plus a wood-burning AGA.”

 

The wood-burning AGA cooker adds extra warmth to the country style kitchen

The prefab Cedarspan™ provided ease of construction, making it a DIY project.

 

“My son, he’s a plumber. He’s pretty handy. If you have a bit of practicality in you, I think anyone can do it.”

“The manual was great. We put it up ourselves. We got a lot of friends up for one weekend. We put the walls up and the roof on, and we had it to lock up stage in one weekend, which was amazing.”

 

Ease of construction with a prefab Cedarspan™ made it a DIY project

 

For many of us, Covid has brought about unexpected change. As Alistair’s life changed, he too embraced a new challenge.

“I had been made redundant, and I decided to retire. So we enacted our retirement plan, which was to sell the property and find our next stage of a house somewhere else.”

“It was a great experience to live off the grid. It was the right time to sell. We loved it, and it was time for the next stage.”

 

Cedarspan™ 40H50 cedar cabin stained with Cedarshield™

Last year, as city dwellers were looking to make a tree change, Alistair listed his property on the market.

“It was such a good time to sell.”

“With Covid, because there was such a surge of people wanting to buy a property outside of Sydney.”

“We managed to sell it in four weeks.”

“Normally, it takes a year to sell a property. It went like hotcakes.”

 

The Cedarspan™ front verandah: country living at its best

Despite parting with the property, Alistair keeps in touch with the new owners.

“They are enjoying the isolation there.”

“We intend to go back and stay the weekend with the new owners and hand over some more knowledge of the property.”

 

The ultimate tree change: off the grid living in Laguna, NSW

Would he do it all again?

“I would probably go for a bigger one.”

“I think value for money it’s the best thing you can get.”

“The affordability and the design are just brilliant.”

 

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Genny and Steven’s Charming Country Getaway

“It was the love of my life.”

“I can’t talk about it without having a cry.”

 

Parting with her beloved cabin was a tough decision for Genny.

“It was beautiful.”

“We’ve had some lovely homes, but there is nothing that will ever mean to me as much as that place.”

 

It’s been four years since she and her husband Steven sold their property, but the memory of the place is as strong as ever.

“So many people were involved and had some little piece of them there. That’s what made it special,” Genny explained.

“When my mum passed away, we inherited a little bit of money from her and what we had saved.”

“We had enough to buy a small block of land and then it all went from there.”

 

Genny had long dreamed of owning a country cabin, and she soon realised that dream.

“I saw in a magazine, Cedarspan’s™ ad of the cabin, the small one, and I said to Steven, that’s the one I want.”

“I had it posted on my fridge for years.”

 

The couple had drawn inspiration from their lives overseas.

“I had seen a cabin similar to that one so many times when we used to go skiing in America, and we thought one day we’d have a cabin like this.”

 

And one day, they did.

A Cedarspan™ 30C30 was a perfect choice for Genny and Steven’s country retreat.

Cedarspan™ 30C30 cabin with cedar door, and cedar windows. Neville, NSW

“We didn’t want a big cabin. We wanted an intimate space that both of us could enjoy,” Steven said.

“We had a budget and they managed that whole thing.”

 

Genny and Steven created an idyllic weekend escape, which their dog, Scooter, equally loved.

“We wanted somewhere he could roam and enjoy himself and where I could put all my mum’s things and all my collectables from the U.S. and Canada where we had lived.”

 

From planning to building, Genny recalls the whole process.

“From the day that I saw it in the magazine to going there to Cedarspan™ to meet Doug and what a wonderful person he was. It was meant to be.” 

 

She recounts how the installation of the cabin became a project for their family and the locals.

A hard day’s work for Scooter the dog

The Cedarspan™ prefab panels going up

“Even the staining of the cabin, my sister and my niece helped with that.”

“This lovely old handyman in the town of Neville helped us lift the panels, and it was the windiest day!”

“He loved Scooter, so he made this funny rustic sign and hung it up. It was ‘Scooter’s Lodge.’”

 

Genny & Steven’s cabin was named ‘Scooter’s Lodge’

 

In summing up, Genny says it best.

“It was one of the greatest achievements of our lives.”

“How much longer have you got, and I’ll keep talking!”

 

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This Majestic Cedar Barn is a Family’s Multipurpose Space

It was a childhood memory that inspired Scott to build a barn.

“My father had a cedar shed when I was younger. I was looking to create something similar that suited the property.”

 

That’s when Scott came across Cedarspan™ 

“I was searching a few sites on the internet. It was convenient that we didn’t have to build from scratch.”

 

Prefab Cedarspan™ Loft Barn 30H40 installed to lock-up stage

 

30H40 with cedar upgrade, cedar French doors and windows, and barn-style double doors

On an acre of land, a short distance from the home, this traditional barn provides a family with valuable space.

“It’s a workshop, music and storage area, and garden shed.”

 

How’s that for multipurpose?

Scott customised the design with loft balustrades and ladder

Making the move from Sydney, Scott and his family relocated to the Southern Highlands a few years ago.

These days, he and his wife are giving their teenage kids a taste of the simpler life with a focus on family.

 

“I feel pleased to be able to offer that to them. It’s been a worthwhile move for us.”

 

When asked what his favourite moment from the barn has been so far, the answer is simple.

 

“It’s the kids playing their instruments and our family standing around listening to them.”

 

Form meets function: A traditional barn and a multifunctional space

And while it’s a space the whole family enjoys, it’s become somewhat of a man cave.

“I get teased a little bit. It’s always claimed that I have all these things in the barn, yet I try and make sure everything is neat in the house.”

 

A mechanic by trade, Scott enjoys having a workshop on his rural property.

“I always love being in it, I guess. I love the ability to go somewhere and spend some time that isn’t so structured.”

“I don’t need to go in there with a plan, but I can come out with feeling like I’ve achieved something.”

 

Cedarspan™ 30H40 with cedar upgrade and Colorbond roof in Woodland Grey

For those who visit, the reaction is almost always the same.

“The common feedback is ‘oh, love that!’”

“They tend to enjoy what it looks like from the outside looking in. Sometimes, if people do end up coming in, it’s got the split level in there, and they see it as practical.”

 

As this traditional barn meets both form and function, its owner would happily do it all again.

“Ours has been fantastic.”

“I would be happy to use Cedarspan™ again should we buy another place and need to do that.”

 

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A Cosy Cabin, a Family’s Great Escape

Here at Hanging Rock, a few hours from Sydney, a family created lasting memories.

It’s where Craig and Christina decided they would build a home, a holiday retreat.

“I decided on a Cedarspan™ for the simplicity of the build. Also, the fact it came on the back of a truck I found to be quite appealing,” Craig explained.

 

For six years, the family of five enjoyed their much-loved escape from the city.

“It was a lifestyle choice to build it, and in the time we had it, we certainly used it to the utmost.”

 

Cedarspan™ 30H50 Loft Cabin with cedar upgrade, and Colorbond roof in Woodland Grey. Hanging Rock, NSW

In 2015, the family was forced to put the country cabin on the market.

“My job was looking a little shaky. But, as it turned out, it was a worst-case scenario.”

“We sold it without any problems, and the people who bought it are in love with it.”

 

It was a conversation with the neighbour which inspired the build.

“We were talking to him over the fence. He said, ‘I bought it from Cedarspan™’. I thought rightio, so we did a bit of research, and the rest is history.”

 

Craig added corrugated iron around the base, preventing animals from getting under the home

Fast forward six years, and Craig still holds satisfaction in building the Cedarspan™.

“It took us about six weeks from woe to go. That’s not a bad effort.”

“In the end, we stood back and quite admired it, quite proud of the job we did.”

 

Craig and Christina completed the fit-out, adding their own finishing touches

The couple chose the 30H50 Loft Cabin with Western Red Cedar cladding which they stained with Cedarshield™. 

The prefab Cedarspan™ provided ease of construction, making it a DIY project.

“I’m not a builder. My mate was a builder. He was a carpenter by trade, and between the both of us, we had no problem erecting it and installing it. It was a good quality build.”

 

Craig also recalls the process of designing his cabin with the Cedarspan™ team.

“I do remember there was a good degree of professionalism about it.”

“It was a simple procedure. Nothing seemed to be out of bounds. You were only limited to your imagination.”

 

The 30H50 with cedar upgrade, additional verandah and deck, and elevated floor

Craig and Christina turned their holiday home into a cosy, relaxing retreat. They incorporated natural hardwood with muted colours.

“We painted the inside panelling white. It was pine we put around that.”

 

Staining the Cedarspan™ floor brings out the natural pattern of the wood

Craig and his wife recently returned to Hanging Rock, receiving the ultimate compliment.

“We went back there last year and knocked on the door of the people who bought it, and it was exactly how it was when we sold it.”

“It was like walking back in time.”

 

How’s the serenity? A spacious Cedarspan™ verandah to relax and enjoy the view

It’s an investment the couple are happy to have made.

“The product we got was reflective of the price. It was affordable.”

“I have no hesitation in buying another one and doing it again, and you can do it at your leisure.”

 

When it comes to leisure, the highlight for Craig was soaking up the serenity.

“We had magnificent sunsets there because we faced to the West. You can sit on that verandah and watch the sun go down and drink a bottle of wine.”

“That is the one thing I really do miss.”

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A Vibrant Beach Cottage, a Place for Happy Family Memories

It was 2017 when Philip and Helene added a Cedarspan™ to their Kioloa property.

And four years on, the sentiment is simple.

“The value add is enormous. We are still glad with the investment we made.”

 

The couple chose a Cedarspan™ 30H60 Loft Cottage in board and batten.

The Cedarspan™ 30C60 Loft Cottage in board and batten with Colorbond roof in Monument. Painting by Philip 

“My wife looked around at various possibilities for kit houses. We liked the flexibility. We could make our own, and we did,” Philip explained.

“The other thing we looked at was the years Cedarspan™ has already been in the business. So those two factors were most important.”

 

Cedarspan™ has been building prefab barns, cabins and cottages around Australia since 1976.

With that long-running company history comes a commitment to personalised customer service.

“In terms of working with Cedarspan™, the product itself, and the end result I would say absolutely go for it.”

 

Northwood Cottage, Kioloa is a popular Airbnb stay

“The advantage is that we designed it ourselves, and we built it the way we wanted it.”

 

Philip and Helene’s vision for their property was a beach cottage.

The Cedarspan™ high-pitched roof and loft give the room a spacious ambience. 

“Because the ceilings are so high, the open plan area feels large.”

 

Philip & Helene customised their design with a skylight and balustrades to the loft area

The couple added two verandahs and decks, making room for more lifestyle space.

And to give the cottage a distinctive look, they chose cedar French doors and cedar windows.

 

The cedar window and cedar French door upgrade creates a striking contrast

Known as Northwood Cottage Kioloa, Philip says it’s a place for happy memories.

“It’s always the Christmas holidays that are the favourite moments when the whole family is there.”

 

While the couple has created the perfect holiday cottage, their only wish is to spend more time there.

“The fact that we’re six hours away from Kioloa, you can’t do it over a weekend. If it were closer, we would definitely go more often.”

 

When the family isn’t occupying it, Northwood Cottage is a popular Airbnb stay.

“It gives us the flexibility to book it when we need it.”

 

Philip & Helene added two verandahs and decks, and an elevated floor

 

The quality of the prefab cottage also gives Philip peace of mind.

“During the six months when we rented it out long term. There was a massive storm in that area.”

“Nothing broke. Nothing fell off. It withstood the storm. The structure is solid, and we can rely on it.”

 

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Tony and Julie’s Stunning Getaway with 4 Luxury Cedarspan Cabins

For two decades, this has been a family-owned working farm.

2018 signalled a new era for the 120 acres when Tony and Julie opened their gates to holiday-makers.

And it’s where four Cedarspan™ Loft Cabins shape a stunning country venue.

“They are all part of Lake Oberon Estate. It’s a venue for weddings and corporate events and group gatherings.”

“We also have it as an option for people to hire each cabin out for a weekend away from the city,” Tony said.

 

It was 2013 when Tony and Julie began bringing their vision to life. They chose 4 Cedarspan™ 40H70 loft cabins for their property.

“I was going for the country look, and that’s why I ended up choosing Cedarspan™. I found Doug really helpful, so that was also another factor.” 

 Cedarspan™ 40H70 with cedar upgrade and two additional verandahs

 

Cedarspan™ structures are customisable. This feature allowed Tony the flexibility to choose a design that suited his needs and spending plan.

“I sat down with Doug and we worked through it together. I created my own custom design, working with Doug knowing what I could and couldn’t change. It made it fit my budget.”

 

The couple has since created an idyllic escape from the city.

Today, Lake Oberon Estate is a luxury five-star getaway.

“The majority of people who come here want to get away from Sydney, so they turn off their phones. They don’t want the wi-fi, and in some cases, they don’t even want the TV.”

 

Tony and Julie completed the internal fit-out, choosing a modern rustic look.

Inside the 40H70 with optional additional loft. Fit-out by Julie and Tony

The stone feature wall and the fireplace is the focal point.

But it’s the Cedarspan™ high-pitched ceiling that creates the welcoming atmosphere.

“We added more insulation, so when you turn on that wood fire heater, the place heats up and stays warm.”

Before managing the popular Airbnb destination, Tony ran his own software company.

“I was supposed to retire five years ago, and it was something for me to do and for my wife to do. It’s become a big monster for us to handle on our own. It’s more of a retirement hobby.”

 

The tree change has also been a rewarding experience.

“What makes it for me is the people you meet. We’ve had some high-profile people like politicians.”

 

And while Tony’s newfound lifestyle has been an adjustment, he couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.

“We still have our place in Sydney, and our kids live there. I only go there for necessity. I can’t handle the traffic anymore. When you’re up here and if you’ve got four cars in the heart of Oberon, that’s considered a traffic jam.”

 

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Two Cedarspan Cabins, a Red Door and One Spectacular View

Here on this Southern Highlands property, a red door joins two Cedarspan™ cabins.

Nordic inspiration sets the scene where classic charm meets minimalism.

Nordic inspiration: Two Cedarspan™ cabins joined by an annex

 

It was 1996 when the first cabin was built, inspiring its new owners to replicate it.

“We moved here nine years ago, and it was always here.”

“We thought it’s easy to add on another section. We wanted to copy that and add it on here,” Maren explained.

 

Built to last: The original Cedarspan™ cabin was installed in 1996

Maren and her husband, David, then began the process of bringing their vision to reality.

“When they first put up the bottom part, that was so exciting. We were running around thinking it’s so big, and the next day it was finished.”

 

For the barn’s exterior, Maren found an unusual source of inspiration.

“I had the horse paddocks with post and rail fences redone, so I used this black paint called ‘StudX’. I was obsessed with it, and then everything was painted black.”

“This paint goes into the wood. You still see the grain, so it is a strong stain, and it lasts for a very long time.”

 

Maren and David extended their deck area for the ultimate pool house experience

Rustic Luxury: An outdoor shower with a view

 

Step inside, and it’s all about the view.

“I saw it in a magazine, and I thought I love that.”

“It makes the room. It’s beautiful. We absolutely love it.”

 

What a view! The bay window was added by Maren and David

The bay window isn’t the only feature that gives the room a wow factor.

Maren painted the Cedarspan™ steel trusses black, enhancing the high-pitched ceiling’s striking appearance.

“I thought it is more interesting to look at rather than a flat surface.”

 

Six years on, Maren shares fond memories of having the new Cedarspan™ installed.

 

The Cedarspan™ 20C40 cabin with cedar upgrade and Colorbond roof in Woodland Grey

“It was very easy. We ordered it, they gave us a date, and they built it in the time frame.”

 

While insulation to the roof and all walls are standard features of all Cedarspan™ structures, Maren opted to make it cosier.

“We put in insulation from underneath, and it made a huge difference.”

“It’s comfortable, and it’s always a good temperature in here.”

Maren has added a wood heater in her Cedarspan™ cabin, creating a cosy loungeroom

Maren credits her mother for the idea to join the two Cedarspan™ cabins with an annex.

“My mother is living in Germany. She’s been here a few times, and she loves it.”

 

In keeping with the Nordic theme, she has combined simplicity with comfort.

“I never wanted too much stuff to clutter it.”

“Everyone who stays here loves it.”

 

For the kitchen, she paired neutral colours with a distinctive splashback.

“I wanted that green Scandinavian theme.”

 

Maren’s Nordic-inspired kitchen with a green Scandinavian theme

Joined by an annex: where the two Cedarspan™ cabins meet

Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Maren has truly settled into country life. 

“My daughter is in Sydney. I go quite a bit to see her.”

“Do I miss it? Do I want to live there? Probably not!”

 

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An All-White Barn to Inspire Your Country Lifestyle Dream

“We have people stopping in the street, looking at it and taking photos.”

 

White, traditional, and loved for its simplicity.

This Cedarspan™ barn is set on three acres of land amongst a homestead and cottage, complementing its surroundings.

 

All-white inspiration, the Cedarspan™ barn complements the homestead at Belle Heath 

 

“We wanted a barn, and thankfully Cedarspan™ had the design we were after. They had the traditional style.”

 

Mel and Matt chose a custom-size Loft Barn in board and batten with barn-style double doors.

Custom-size Loft Barn 40H60 in board and batten with barn-style double doors, and colorbond roof in Woodland Grey

 

“I think board and batten is making a comeback. The fact that it’s been around for a long time, it is quite on-trend.”

“The barn doors attract people. It’s a huge feature.”

 

And a photographer’s dream.

 

It’s a nice day for a white wedding, the Cedarspan™ barn provides the perfect backdrop

 

“Every week, I have a photoshoot.”

“Oz Design, Flower Power, Pet Barn, and Married at First Sight have filmed here.”

 

The classic barn inspired a coastal-themed photoshoot. Picture credit @ozdesignfurniture

 

Away from the lights and cameras, the barn takes on practical use.

“My husband races cars. We needed something that could be multi-purpose, a larger three-car garage.”

 

Multi-purpose space, the barn also serves as a three-car garage

 

It was 2016 when Sydney couple Mel and Matt hit the road searching for a tree change, settling in Grose Wold.

“We ended up finding this house outside of the bubble that we lived in forever, and we are happy that we moved up here.”

“We needed a single-story house because my husband had some big health issues, and he couldn’t manage the stairs very well.”

 

The barn has since provided Matt with a space to pursue his hobbies.

“It’s man heaven.”

“He adores that space. He loves it.”

“Everyone needs to have their space to go to unwind. He is such a good handyman, so he makes things and builds things.”

 

The Cedarspan™ Loft barn, manufactured in a few weeks, installed in a few days

 

Installed to lock-up stage, insulation is a standard feature of all Cedarspan™ barns, cabins, and cottages

 

Mel says she and her husband have embraced the rural lifestyle since fleeing the big smoke.

“The barn certainly goes a long way to give us that feeling.”

“It did start us off on a beautiful path of designing the rest of the three acres.”

 

And now, Mel has a new vision for the property.

“Our plan moving forward is to open our garden for people who want to visit. Our barn will feature heavily in what we do here.”

 

Dreaming of your own rural getaway or barn?

 

We’d love to show you just how fast & easy it is to add a Cedarspan building to your property.

We’re a third-generation family business and have been building cabins, barns & cottages across Australia for over 40 years.

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