up-cycled home

Inside this ‘recycled’ cabin lies a stunning retreat

PHOTO: This stunning up-cycled home set in regional Victoria has some very unusual features which makes it one of Australia’s most unique country houses.

  •  A stunning recycled home showcasing old school windows, recycled timber and an old horse trough in style
  •  The home is nestled in southern Victoria, two-and-a-half hours from Melbourne and is near the beach
  •  It is pet friendly and has been designed in a very open plan style with almost everything in one room

The owner describes this home as a ‘handmade shack on five acres’ but one look at the pictures reveals this recycled home is much more than that – it is a one-of-a kind paradise with antique charm and bold beauty.

The home which is located in Walkerville, two and a half hours from Melbourne, and a stone’s throw to the beach  has a very peculiar floor plan – that is – very little in the way of walls.

It takes ‘open plan living’ to a new level with the kitchen, king bed, lounge room and dining room all set in the same space.

The bathroom is separate from the main building - and inspired by Japanese Bath houses with a huge, central tub

The bathroom is separate from the main building – and inspired by Japanese Bath houses with a huge, central tub

But it doesn’t feel cramped like an inner city apartment – and it isn’t cavernous like a warehouse rebuild.

It is cosy without being cramped, spacious but still uniquely intimate, even the owners, Fleur and Mike Leslie, admit it is ‘hard to describe’.

‘Like, is it a shack, is it a cabin, is it a house?’ Fleur told Domain.

The home has been furnished to match its rustic charm – with a four-poster antique bed the centre piece of the main living area.

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