Sunday, 9 August 2020

A Typical Aussie House


Old house in Bowning, New South Wales, Australia. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.

This is a fairly typical Australian house that you could find in any rural town. It dates from the early 20th century I would guess and is made of painted wood in a style referred to as weatherboard. It has a verandah, single glazed sash windows and a corrugated iron roof (which might be insulated these days). It is free standing and single storey, with no basement or attic. As an older house it is on a half acre block of land so there is plenty of scope for creating a garden, although water restrictions will be an issue. Twenty years ago this would have been a highly desirable property. These days it is probably way too small and the garden considered way too much work. 


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6 comments:

Ken Broadhurst said...

American houses of that same era look quite similar. I grew up in a house like this one. Do most houses in Australia have air-conditioning these days? Just asking, no particular reason...

Susan said...

Yes, these days most people have air conditioning, and probably for at least the last 15 years.

bonnie poppe said...

Its very similar to American houses of the same era. I've lived in several of them, love them a lot.
bonnie in provence

Simon Leather said...

My Uncle Derrick, lived in Buningyong, had one like that but twice the size :-)

Susan said...

Yes if they are maintained they can be lovely.

Susan said...

Yes, this one was rather a cottage.

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