Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Houses


Houses like this were very modern and plentiful in the fifties.  All returned soldiers who decided to take up farming ended up living in, and raising families of up to seven or eight children in these three bedroom establishments of approximately 14 squares (1 square is 10 feet by 10 feet), or 1400 square feet.



Children grew up, moved away (to city based occupations) as 400 – 500 acre farms became unviable.  Now, rural Victoria is scattered with empty soldier settlers homes like this one.



Closer to major urban areas we see the old and new merging. Unlike cities in many other countries, Australian cities are spreading out instead of up.  At least that is what we are constantly being told.


Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Houses




9 thoughts on “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Houses

  1. Love those old homes, much more interesting to look at in comparison to the concrete rendered boxes being built in estates now although I guess they were probably the equivalent back then. Thanks for the pingback 🙂


    • They were the standard soldier settlers home and probably built throughout the country. “living in SA”?? That phrase has raised heaps of questions which I won’t ask here……and you’re welcome (pingback).


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