Leimac Building Company were stoked to be involved in this dairy shed conversion in 2014 for the Beer Farm, a brewery in Australia’s South West.
Rustic elements were retained as a nod to the heritage of the shed, and also to Metricup, a farming community 20 minutes north of Margaret River.
Dairy shed conversions are not uncommon in this area. Once a dairy farming region, more and more land-owners are converting un-used sheds to more usable, functional space.
The owner of the Beer Farm on Gale Rd, Metricup, was no different.
“When I saw the space inside the old dairy shed, I only saw potential,” said Ian Atkins.
“Where possible I’ve re-cycled, up-cycled, re-used and restored bits and pieces lying around the farm to fit out the shed.”
The outdoor table upstairs is the old sorting rack. Light fittings are made from beer jugs. Salvaged tin lines the enormous front doors.
Some modern touches have been added also — hammocks on the deck, space for food vans to service the patrons, and a 50m-long water slide for the more daring clientele.
The result is a warm, rustic, free-flowing space for brewery patrons to mingle and sip on the boutique beers and cider.