It has always been a dream of ours to have a holiday shack so that we could escape the busy-ness of our lives in Sydney. After many years of wishing and whats if's, we realised our dream.
2.5 hours from Sydney in a little fishing village we found it. The house is small, hadn't been lived in for over 6 years and didnt have a working bathroom or kitchen.....but we could see the potential straight away.
Every weekend for the last 6 months has been working, getting it ready for the family. We have sanded and washed floors and walls, ripped out and installed a kitchen and bathroom, rewired, add a deck, repaired the roof, and painted both inside and out.
The Wednesday after Christmas we finally finished painting, loaded up both cars with furniture (and lots of bits and bobs) and drove to our new abode. .......drum roll.... What do you think?
The idea was that we would also rent it out on stayz when we weren't using it but we have grown so attached.......
Would you like to see more pics? I'll keep you posted as there is still a little bit to do. It's been a lot of fun (in between working in the store) finding the pieces that make the house feel like home. We want it to be easy so are keeping it really simple using mostly pre-loved furniture or ikea. We found most of our favourite pieces locally in the 2nd hand shops. There is still a tv unit to find and a book shelf... oh and maybe another piece of 50's 0r 60's art.
Back to work on Wednesday, so ready for this new decade! ....I think the house is already working it's magic on us xx