Building a house, one log at a time

Our slab hut is finished. Come and visit!

Our slab hut is finished. Come and visit!

The choice of timber is a rough example of what would have been used back then. Note the difference in the size of slabs used in the exterior and interior walls (you'll have to visit to see the difference!)

The interior walls are original recycled slabs used in the pioneering days of Springbrook. The interior is “furnished” as it would have been in pioneer times - worth a look!

A stone fire place has been built in the kitchen and work has been completed.

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Cut the timber by hand

Timber was resourced locally and cut by hand.

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Make sure it fits

Each piece had to fit into its place in the wall.

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Building a wall

Lots of slabs cut, trimmed and fitted to make the walls of the hut.