25st November 2019
SLAB HUT 1788-1900 early …
Early Colonial Period (1788-1840)
1788 to early to mid 1900 the houses was very “Rustic”.
I actually been onto one of these ‘rustic’ slab hut and I was wondering why the house look so plain and now I know.
…the first houses were built out of timber.
Slabs of timber were split from the logs of straight trees that were cut down to clear the land for pastures.
The huts were of heavy and rustic construction, manifest with no artifice of pretension, and provided the barest comfort and protection from the elements. They are most often associated with the early colonies and areas of rural expansion.
The common circumstance that produced this most distinctive architectural form was the bare necessitycaused by the isolation and lack of conventional building resources.
Most often they were built by the intended occupant using a few essential tools. Their method of construction was adopted widely across Australia and was still employed up until the late 19th C.
Essentially, it is WOOD and CORRUGATED IRON SHEET roofs.
Refer to the pictures above.
The word I hear most to describe the SLAB HUT is, “Rustic”.
Beautiful and unique homes, they are, out in the country, you may have the opportunity to see these rustic homes!
In essence, the slab hut is build with materials of the land with iron sheet roof.
Property is an excellent investment for our future and our children’s future.
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