We have had some lovely house tours over the past few years and we are revisiting some of them to bring them back to light. One of my favourite homes was the country getaway in NSW of Susan Weil, who runs 4 of the best famstays in NSW, with her own home being one of them. Susan has a passion for old pre-loved and used materials, as they work well with her love for vintage and Australian country furniture.
“I love their rustic look, they feel homely and relaxed and that’s what I love to build in all my homes. A place that fits like an old glove. A place where you walk in and feel at home.”
Susan has always loved this style and all of her homes, (except her very first) were like this….in fact she says, the very first place she bought in Coogee in Sydney 20 years ago, she designed with all the latest ‘in’ stuff and when she finished it, she hated it! She has never built or designed for “resale” ever again.
Susan now has two houses – one they live in, which has featured on the cover of Rural Australian Homes, and they have a vintage farm stay house on stayz.com. Both are in Bellingen. To top it off, they also have a great little off the grid hut, Hernani Wilderness Hut, furnished with recycled and pre loved interiors. All of their houses are passive solar design with emphasis on minimising their carbon footprint, using solar, rain tanks and recycled materials…More in Recycled Interiors