After requests I thought I would post a few shots of the interior of the woolshed. It has been partially converted from a working woolshed but the shearing boards are still there. You can see the four bays complete with their working electric motors. I could probably sell them but I think they look pretty cool.
This is a panoramic shot down the main length of the shed. I currently have 2 6×6 tables ( or one 6×12) and a 9×5 (table tennis table). On the right are the rooms and further down the lean to that currently houses gym equipment and couches.
The study/painting room. Just beyond the bedroom.
Exterior of study.
This is where I try to reduce my classic wargamer physique down to something more healthy. Further down another bed just in case I get tired at the thought of all that exercise.
The shed has traditionally also been used as a local party venue. Continuing this tradition our neighbours across the road celebrated the wedding of their son and his new bride there last summer.
The homestead. It is a named property called “Oeta”. We don’t have many really old buildings in New Zealand. This house is well over a hundred years old which is pretty ancient by our standards. It was built by a chap called Jimmy Hunter, who played 2nd Five Eights for the 1905 Originals All Blacks who toured the UK and France that year. He played in 23 games and scored 44 tries on that tour. He lived here and farmed in this area for decades and eventually his son took over the farm. Like many of these old properties it was broken up over successive generations. We own just a fraction of the original land and the house and woolshed. Enough to grow our own meat (beef and sheep) and grow a lot of our own vegetables and fruit.