PINEDALE Road resident Chris Cookson said he was building a house for he and his wife to retire in, when Monday's mini-tornado tore through and buckled the structure's frames.
"We were ready for a plumber and an electrician," Mr Cookson said.
"The sandstone bricks were going to be delivered next Monday."
The house's wooden frame took the brunt of the tornado, with the roof, which remained mostly intact, collapsing under its own weight.
"The roof used to sit ten feet higher than that," he said.
"The force of the wind just crushed it. The weighting of the house is an N3 - it's designed to withstand a cyclone. The whole of the trusses were all being held down with steel straps."
The house was not the only structure to buckle under the force of Monday's tornado, which was powerful to embed a wrought iron chair in Mr Cookson's water tank.
"There was 1.2 tonnes of timber on that tarp, it just got picked up," he said.
"We had a big steel mounting block and that's gone. $60,000, maybe $70,000 worth of fencing just flattened. When I built all of these sheds and tanks I made them tough.
"That storage container was up in the air just being thrown around like a rubber ball and it weighs two and a half tonnes. I've been working on this place for four years and to see it gone in one minute is just unreal."