House typologies 


There are many Australian house types but there’s one we see that I really like that’s nicknamed ‘The Groupie’. In Pemberton the saw mill built for it’s workers a variation of this house, which is bigger, as in the 1922 photograph above. 

They are simple single storey dwellings, a corridor down the middle with the living room and bedrooms off it but opening directly into a rear parlour or kitchen. The fire places and stove were traditionally all to the outside walls. All have front verandas to give shade and additional outside living space. 

Pemberton’s streets are still lined with them and we stayed in one care of the YHA. It looked like this although the interior layout had been altered. 

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