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Horatio Jones house
General information
Address Blackwood St, Tecoma Vic
Coordinates 37°53′52″S 145°20′37″E / 37.89765°S 145.34356°E / -37.89765; 145.34356
Completed 1920s
Technical details
Material timber, kerosene tins
Floor count 2
Floor area 48.75 square metres (524.7 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Horatio Jones

Horatio Jones house is a house in Tecoma, Victoria built in or around 1920-1926 by Australian inventor, engineer and recluse Horatio Thomas Jones. The two-storied house is constructed of flattened four-gallon kerosene tins using hand-made tools.

Jones was briefly engaged to Caroline Hearst, but was invalided in the Battle of Gallipoli and broke off his engagement upon returning home. In 1920 he purchased land in the Dandenong ranges and built the home for himself and his two sisters Christina and Annie. He never married.

The home is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register and is described as a "substantially intact and rare example of shanty construction of the early twentieth century."

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