When Fraser West says he’s not a fan of over-the-top design, he’s not kidding.
The carpenter and sustainable building designer insists less is often more — a theory he has proved true with the completion of his Bellarine Peninsula home.
Fraser and his partner Harriet Birrell have recently put the finishing touches on the charming rural abode, which was the result of renovating and extending an existing shed.
“It’s got a nice shower and really functional spaces,” Harriet adds.
“We feel like we have got all the luxuries we need.”
Fraser and Harriet, the dynamic duo behind organic smoothie and raw food business Natural Harry, set about “rescuing” the shed, which sits atop a hill surrounded by mature gum trees, about 12 months ago.
The idea behind it was to create a home which upheld Fraser’s design ideals of sustainable living with minimal wastage, while also allowing the couple to enter the property market while still in their 20s.