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March 4, 2019

Well what a journey so far.

In January 2017, on our way back from a trip to Albury we first had a spark of thought. We wondered what the opportunities in building a house were and when we found that the life in Beveridge felt like home, we embarked on an experience whic...

February 20, 2019

Oh lordy lordy lordy. This is so god damn exciting, even Steve is squealing.

We had our final inspection today, where we attempted to walk around with the authority of an art enthusiast inspecting the Mona Lisa. In reality, there was lots of umm-ing and ahh-ing where we...

February 13, 2019

Patience is a virtue. Watching paint dry is just plain boring.

We have practically spent the entire week watching paint dry- literally. When Steve went to the house on Monday, our house had been infested by a vicious case of the blue painters tape. There was more though...

January 28, 2019

The Christmas break ended about a week and a half ago, with tradesmen on site from about the 16th of January.

We were pretty thrilled about this because we had decided to be incredibly pessimistic and expect no work to be completed on the house until the end of January...

January 27, 2019

I have purposely not written about one of the most difficult aspects of the build so far- Steve and I have been nomads for the past six months.

Not posting about this part of the build has been a deliberate decision. First and foremost, I would never want to come across...

December 13, 2018

So I haven't written a post for a few weeks...please excuse me, I was too preoccupied with EXCITEMENT over the fact that our house has been covered in paint and sprinkled with a tile or two!

Much to our relief, there have been no further delays since our kitchen install...

October 22, 2018

As we reach the half-way point of our build, here is a review of the experience we have had with our builder so far.

October 15, 2018

It's not breaking news to say that building a house costs some fairly decent money. It costs ALOT of fairly decent money.

I’m a big (understatement of the century) believer that the saying- “look after the cents and the dollars will take care of themselves” will ring tr...

October 13, 2018

As the title suggests, this week was a big one.

So big in fact, we clearly spent the week getting plastered, didn't end up with a hangover (Hahaha I know, I'm hilarious) and have been blissfully re-living the experience through the countless photo's/videos I have taken...

October 5, 2018

It may be the possibility that we could be in by Christmas, or it could be the fact that insulation has gone in- who knows?

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