Friday, 12 June 2015
a new home.
things have been a bit quiet here on the blog of late, but it's not been quiet in life's happenings.
we've just made the big (and exciting) leap and became first home owners. it's all gone pretty smoothly so far (thank goodness) without much trouble in our dealings with the bank, conveyancer and real estate agent. the whole house buying process was all new to us so there was a bit of stress with how to go about making an offer, building inspections, getting financial approval, the need for a conveyancer, taking out insurance.. the list goes on.
and today we got to pick up the keys and have a good look around.
the house is a simple 2 bedroom home with mostly original mint-coloured kitchen and bathroom and a quaint outdoor (part of the back verandah) laundry and second loo.
there's a mismatch of carpets, cream paint and a rather unsightly suspended ceiling but the bones are good and as I look around all I see is potential.
outside there's a pair of orange trees, a lemon, cumquat and fig tree... the startings of what I hope will become a very productive permaculture space. and chooks again... I can't wait.
I'm looking forward to updating as we go and have taken plenty of 'before' photos to share. x
Labels: Home, Permaculture, Purchases, Simple living, Winter
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YAY....chooks again! ...and oh Zara I LOVE your beautiful kitchen...how exciting for you...congrats xxxxxReplyDelete
so happy for you both. Your carpet is like crossing the border between south australia and victoria = when two worlds collide. It looks like a fun space and has exciting prospects. Enjoy. Looking forward to your garden exploits with the chooksReplyDelete
Congratulations Zara, I'm sure you will work wonders, though I have to admit to loving those original features, mis-matched and all!ReplyDelete
Congratulations. This is exciting news and it looks delightful. The garden sounds divine too.ReplyDelete
Congratulations! Can't wait to see how you make it your home xxReplyDelete
Wow, congratulations and I just know you will make that gorgeous little house with so much potential into a beautiful home. That carpet is something!!! I do love the kitchen with its minty cupboards and that cooker; just divineReplyDelete
That stove, swoon!! Congratulations and have fun making it your own, no doubt it will be fab!ReplyDelete
Oh, congratulations!!! How exciting, a blank canvas - you've your work cut out for you!ReplyDelete
I got a good laugh at the carpets. Funny what people did with decorating back in the day! But, I like the kitchen and the cookstove. You are going to have fun making this place your own home. Linda@Wetcreek BlogReplyDelete
HOORAY...love it Zara. Can't wait for a tour! Congratulations xReplyDelete
What exciting news! Congrats! xReplyDelete
congratulations - fab kitchen and I love the left carpet too. We ripped our vintage one up and made a massive rug - only to be destroyed by a tenant - grrhh,ReplyDelete
well the carpet looks in good nick in that spot anyway but those old axministers were wool and lasted forever. Does the stove work, looks like vintage style all around. lucky you with the start of your vegie garden but bet at least one of the trees will be in the wrong spotReplyDelete
Congrats! Very fitting that you bought a secondhand house. I know you are going to do wonderful things with it. Looking fwd to more pics. Love the carpets!ReplyDelete
Oh! Love the retro details. And how wonderful to have those fruit and citrus trees of your own! Congratulations on buying your own home - it's daunting but so worth it if you can manage it.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your new home xx love the vintage look and the door handles... it's lovely to have some mature fruit trees too :)ReplyDelete
Oh Zara I felt a bit teary reading that post. I'm very happy for you. It's a big milestone in life and very exciting indeed. LeaxReplyDelete
So happy for you. Congratulations! I love your kitchen. Oh you've hit the jackpot with established fruit trees. xxReplyDelete
Congratulations. So much potential in that wee home. It is such a joy to have your own home.ReplyDelete
What a cozy little home! I can tell everyone's going to enjoy themselves in the new abode. I love the rugs separating two rooms from one another. Which areas of the house do they actually divide though? Anyway, I'm sure you're all still settling in, but I do hope we get to see a quick tour soon. Thanks for sharing and enjoy yourselves in your new home! :)ReplyDelete
Naomi Walters @ Chicora
Congratulations Zara. What an exciting time for you both. Your new home looks quaint and cute and ready for your magic touch.ReplyDelete
how gorgeous! congratulations!!! enjoy. xReplyDelete