AT 2PM on Monday thick black smoke was spotted billowing from the Vanderstok home on Tintenbar Rd.
Fire fighters from Fire and Rescue NSW Ballina brigade and Rural Fire Service volunteers from Alstonville, Newrybar and Lennox Head attended.
The brigades quickly got to work, but by that time the blaze had taken hold and soon after the roof on the block wall and iron roof home collapsed.
The Vanderstok family, who were not home at the time, arrived home yesterday afternoon to find their home destroyed.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family: https://www.gofundme.com/jvju3r6k