• A MUM has snapped up a rare Mornington boat shed for her three kids in a “fairytale” sale, about two weeks after attending its auction just to have a sticky beak.

The colourful boat shed 37 on Shire Hall Beach passed in under the hammer on the Australia Day weekend and remained on the market for private sale.

OUT OF THE BOX: Colourful Mornington boat shed set for auction

QUIRKY LISTING: House hits market with Melbourne’s coolest wine cellar, bar none


Ross and Jan Machar met the woman who eventually bought their boat shed at the auction and wanted her to buy it. Picture: Jason Sammon