a little About us

Hello from Temple Farmhouse!
As a family, we always loved holidays at Byron. Our dream was to own a little piece of paradise in the Hinterland that would cater to families like ours.  We searched for over 3 years and in 2017 finally found what would become Temple Farmhouse. Our initial vision was for it to serve as a holiday house where we would eventually retire. We had no idea that we would move into a shed on the property and that the farmhouse would become what we now call 'everybody's house' -  a destination that was always meant to be shared. It makes us so happy to know that countless amazing memories have been made at the farmhouse - not just by our family, but by so many others as well! 
  


catch us in action

While Temple Farmhouse began as a  little dream, it has clearly evolved into something much bigger than our initial plan.  When we bought the property, we quickly realised that 75 acres was a big commitment for a couple of city folk who had never lived rurally, and with two kids under 3 on top of that!  

We got stuck into the renovations despite all the obstacles and relied on a lot of help from our tradie mates.  When we couldn't find something we made it ourselves and we repurposed many items we found along the way.  Most pieces in and around the farmhouse tell a story, have been handmade or have an interesting history.
 

We get asked all the time about what pieces we hand built. The round swing is one of the big ones - we had the metal prefabricated and got the up-cycled timber from our neighbours. We also built the swinging daybed on the back deck - one of our favourite spots to curl up with a book!

We sourced and installed the outdoor baths and tap ware from Fossil Vintage and had the water set to the perfect temperature.

While it was a huge feat to complete the renos with a newborn and a toddler, we love seeing how much our boys enjoy life on the farm and wouldn't have it any other way!

the family behind the farm

a closer look at

Sipping chartreuse and green tea while looking at the most perfect white subway tile and hand painted signs. Driving through the mountains to Portland reminiscing about the best memories back home. Cozy sweaters, vintage demin, and Pabst while telling one of a kind love stories. The trials and tribulations of love, joy, and happiness. Lastly, champagne brunch and avocado toast while surrounded by the finest exposed brick, dreamcatchers, and maps to our souls. Dreamcatchers, macrame and 100 Days of Summer. Anthropologie trips and walks on the beach, love letters and secret admirers. Fall breeze, flannels, and hot cocoa. Whales and dinosaurs and handmade crafts. Salvage denim, antique leather bags, and the first time we watched Moonrise Kingdom. 

The slow hum of traffic and the cool breeze that signify the joy of a new day.

our philosophy