Originally the home of the DesJardins, a pioneering family at Gehrvale (Mt Mort, some 9 kilometres south of Laidley). A photo of the hut in its original location is on display.

Typical of the homes built by the early settlers, it demonstrates a building craft using the readily available iron bark for slab walls and a shingle roof (which has been covered with iron to protect it, but is still visible from inside the hut).

The inside walls were lined for warmth with hessian and then newspapers and journals were glued on with flour and water paste like wallpaper. It offers an excellent example of how people lived in these basic homes so long ago.