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February 2, 2013
Unique design

Unique design

Original muddie

You’ll go potty for this original mud-brick dwelling under a sturdy overhang. The owner-builder, a single-parent Potter Wasp (family Vespidae, sub-family Eumeninae), has built this dwelling using local materials, i.e. mud and regurgitated water. The dwelling has only been used as a storage space for paralysed insects and subsequently as an only-child nursery. If you are looking for a distinctive property in a protected location, this one is for you. Go on, you’ve urned it.


Timber craftmanship

Timber craftmanship

Log cabin in original condition

Attractively situated on a driveway gate-post the residence has commanding 360-degree views over the surrounding area (but no windows). This cosy one-roomed dwelling is the perfect place for a romantic getaway with your larva. Currently tenanted by a member of the Lepidoptera family, this home is expected to become vacant in early spring.


Wide entrance hall!

Wide entrance hall!

Fit for a queen

Fancy a below-ground pool? This residence has below-ground everything and room to house the entire extended family. Features include saliva and chewed plant fibre wall linings, extra large larder for storing caterpillars and an extended nursery big enough to hold 1000s. Current tenants, the European Wasp (Vespula germanica), are leaving in the winter. And there are no noisy neighbours to worry about either. They have all been eaten.

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  1. Shaunna OGrady permalink
    February 2, 2013 11:55 am

    This is science nerd comedy gold!! If I could remember my log in details I’d comment. If you put it on fb I’ll share it all over the joint!

    Description: Pavilion at Hume 650 KB facebook logo saved as picture

    Shaunna O’Grady

    The Pavilion Café Bar & Gallery

    @ The Hume & Hovell Cricket Ground

    PO Box 65, STRATH CREEK VIC 3658

    Hanna’s Road, STRATH CREEK

    03 5784 9221 0412 374 759 AH 03 5784 9210

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