An iconic building in the Australian built vernacular. The shearer’s quarters. A home away from home for the itinerant workers who trekked from one sheep farm to the next. This new building sits beside an existing historical home where the original shearer’s shed stood before fire destroyed it. When it came time to rebuild the owners turned to John Wardle Architects to recreate and reinterpret the space to accommodate workers, family and friends. Galvanised iron externally, timber internally, the bedrooms lined with old apple crates. This modern twist on the traditional shear’s shed won the The Australian House of the Year at the Houses Awards. The Shearer’s Quarters, Tasmania.