We thought that now would be a good time to start our first blog, not only so other people can read about building our new home but also so we can look back and read about our experiences and hopefully have a laugh!
It all started when we bought our first house (in Australia). It's a great three bedroom house on the Southern Mornington Peninsula. Its a brick home with lots of potential to be an amazing home- if only we had the time and expertise to put into it. We had lots of ideas in ways to improve the home but the idea of renovating and living in the house with two small children did not appeal to us.
The bigger issue at hand is the amount of time D spends travelling to and from work. He really needs to be closer and the more we look at our lifestyle and think about the future it has become increasing clear that our current location is not the right area for us.
So, we started 'the search'! We spent a couple of weekends looking at established homes within our price range, it was pretty disheartening to say the least. Whilst the homes we were looking at were lovely, they weren't really what we had in mind. The biggest factor for us was that we wanted a house that didn't need any work- especially the kitchen and bathrooms. Nothing we looked at fit into that criteria. Ideally we wanted to be close to the beach (within walking distance) and close to good schools.
I had always been very wary of building, but we decided that we really should look into it. And so we did....