Hatched, Chickenshed in Premaydena, Tasman Peninsula

Colin and Amanda, two artists looking for a change from the city life, found a unique property at Premaydena

on the Tasman Peninsula – an old chicken farm comprising six corrugated iron sheds with sweeping northerly

views over Norfolk Bay. Working with Beachouse’s Michael Shrapnel they transformed the main building from

a rough, dark shed into a light, airy, energy-efficient living space. Most of the materials used in the conversion

were recycled from a second shed that was partially demolished to improve the northerly aspect and views

from the main dwelling. Colin and Amanda each occupy a third and fourth shed as their studios with a fifth used

for storage. They’re still hatching plans for the sixth shed.

This project is a great example of how a unique, functional, sustainable living environment can be created through

intelligent and creative re-use.