A DECK OUT THE BACK
Building a simple timber platform under an old tree has created a special place for enjoying the great Australian bush.
Halfway down the back of Michael and Lucy’s yard was a clearing underneath an ancient pine tree. It was covered in moss, and, being soft underfoot, was not really useable after a rain or heavy mist. ”We loved the view from there but felt that it needed to be more formal for our Airbnb
guests to use,” says Lucy. “Our builder had already started on the balcony so we asked him to put a simple wooden deck here. And then the whole area took on a new life.” With the addition of outdoor furniture, the deck is now their favourite spot to sit and enjoy the local birds.