Grand Designs Australia

Episode Guide

French Island Barge, Vic

Series 7 · Episode 12

With his own machinery and the assistance of family and neighbours, Industrial Designer Mike plans to build a large spotted gum clad home on French Island (a low key National Park island near Philip Island which has more koalas than people), with huge exposed spotted gum trusses he will build in his shed and beautifully finished internal walls of dry stacked stone reminiscent of a lofty American ranch style cabin. He will be transporting materials to the site via his ten ton truck from the mainland onto a commuter barge. Adding to the challenges the fact he's doing it all off grid. This will be a hand hewn house built from love of a most unusual location.

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