Green Acres

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If this is what it means to live on a sheep farm, then I’m ready to move to a meadow. Standing on an island off the coast of Tasmania, the Shearer’s Quarters was built by Melbourne architect John Wardle. It resides on his 1,087-acre farm and was constructed to be as practical and sustainable as it is beautiful. Water is recycled from rainwater and heated by solar power. Walls are paneled with wood from apple crates. With sweeping views in every direction, and the occasional up-close bleat of a fuzzy friend or two, this gets saved in the “when I win the lottery” file.

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Photos from Modern Farmer

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