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.

Homes+ (Australia) - - MY BACKYARD -

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.

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