The owners spent years salvaging treasures from old buildings to add a rich sense of character to their new home and reduce their carbon footprint at the same time.

In addition to recycled timber, the home’s reclaimed elements include posts from a chicken coop, a bathtub found in a paddock and a staircase salvaged from an old wool store. Ornate pressed-metal ceilings have found a new life as kitchen splashbacks, while corrugated iron – complete with branding stamps – lines the home’s ceilings.

Just as impressive is the home’s sustainable design. Rammed earth walls provide natural insulation which reduce winter heating costs, while double-glazed large northerly windows help retain warmth.