Why Us

History

A century or so old, the shed has been lovingly renovated by its owners Ron and Yvonne Brooks, and architecturally designed by Ron’s son, Sam Perversi-Brooks, converting a once disused and derelict space into a sophisticated, warm and welcoming retreat for the discerning traveller. Tasmania’s beautiful Huon Valley is one of the most loved food and nature destinations in Australia, with travellers flocking to the region from interstate and overseas. Only a kilometre away from all the conveniences of Huonville, the ‘capital’ of this famed apple, cherry and berry growing region, a mere 5, 10 or 15 minutes away from the villages of Ranelagh, Franklin and Cygnet, and a vast array of local wineries, quality food producers, providores, local bakeries, cafes, restaurants and farmers' markets. Hobart, Australia smallest capital city (with some disproportionately big attractions), is a 35 minute drive away, and the airport a mere 20 minutes beyond that. Start exploring the region with a few of our favourite places...

Location

Set amongst towering eucalypts, open farmland, with densely forested hills and mountains all around, and experiencing the sheer peace and quiet of the stunning internal space of this totally transformed old shed, many BIG.SHED.HOUSE guests find themselves reluctant to leave. Tasmania’s beautiful Huon Valley is one of the most loved food and nature destinations in Australia, with travellers flocking to the region from interstate and overseas. Only a kilometre away from all the conveniences of Huonville, the ‘capital’ of this famed apple, cherry and berry growing region, a mere 5, 10 or 15 minutes away from the villages of Ranelagh, Franklin and Cygnet, and a vast array of local wineries, quality food producers, providores, local bakeries, cafes, restaurants and farmers' markets. Hobart, Australia smallest capital city (with some disproportionately big attractions), is a 35 minute drive away, and the airport a mere 20 minutes beyond that. Start exploring the region with a few of our favourite places...

Our Team

Ron & Yvonne Brooks
Owners

We loved renovating our old farm shed together with Sam Perversi-Brooks, respecting the story of the shed and the history of the beautiful Huon Valley. We are a Melbourne/Berlin couple, making books, art and writing. We love living in Tasmania — for the sheer beauty of its abundant nature, its good food, and its wonderful feeling of community.

Sam Perversi-Brooks
Architect

Sam has a Master of Architecture from RMIT University, and was awarded the Australian Institute of Architects Graduation Prize. He is the founder of Perversi-Brooks Architects, a Melbourne/Hobart based architectural company. Always interested and engaged in expanding design ideas and knowledge within the broader discipline, Sam teaches at RMIT University, and is also a regular guest critic at the University of Melbourne and Monash University.

Atika Fraval
Communications

Atika has a background in corporate communications and marketing environments. For BIG.SHED.HOUSE, Atika designed our social media appearance.