A MAN’S home might be his castle, but for George and Jacinda Brown their home is their shed.
And it’s an environmentally friendly one at that – the Brown’s Batchelor shed has just been named the Australia’s most “planet friendly” dwelling.
The shed received the accolade from the Alternative Technology Association, which has been running a Sustainable Shed competition.
The Browns have turned the Aussie tradition of shed dwelling into something more like eco-village living.
“We have a kitchen shed, a workshop, a metal shed and the chook-shed studio,” Ms Brown said.
“George built them all, starting with the kitchen shed and, except for the posts, it is made with second-hand materials.”
Ms Brown said the Chook Shed got its name because most of the materials used to build it came from an old battery chook shed that was being demolished.
The sheds are also solar powered, including their water pump, and grey-water feeds the gardens.
“George also hand-crafted all the furniture using a variety of salvaged timbers,” she said.
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