Friday, 27 May 2011

Monte Carlo

After doing the Homeworld thing and looking through many, many other homes we came across a number of McDonald Jones Homes. As soon as we walked in we knew this was our builder, they were a modern and well appointed house that looked miles ahead of anything else we had seen. After going to nearly every display homes they have build with the exception of Nowra, we settled on the Monte Carlo. So back to Homeworld where we again met with Aaron and signed on the dotted line.

Where to start?

Our old neighbours, who were fantastic people (Just incase their reading!) had bought land out at the newly established Vermont Estate at Pitt Town. The Boss decided that this was the place she would like to build at and suggested we go out that way to see the estate. I must say at this point that this area was possibly the last place on earth I would have wanted to build. It was miles away from everything including my work. To say that i was less then happy was an understatement, however off we went to see the estate. As we got into Pitt Town, and traveled through the township, my reluctance faded away fast. It was a small rural town surrounded by greenery. As we drove into the estate, I knew this would be the place.

We met with JPG sales rep for the land who is a fantastic, down to earth fella who gave us a great amount of information on the development and what land was available.After some time we were informed that a previously purchased block of land had fallen through and was now back on the market. The land was a large 830sqm block and was already registered so we jumped at it.

In the past..........

Welcome to our build blog, but first a bit of background. In October 2010, my wife and I sold our comfortable 3 bedroom house as we had fallen in love with a old homestead in southern sydney on a half acre. It was large, roomy and had a character that no other home could offer. We thought it was our ideal family home and moved in before finding our our three person family was soon to become four. Not long after moving in, it all fell apart and the house we fell in love with was just a distant memory. After many many issues we moved out and went to stay with relatives. Our entire house was packed into a storage shed and we kept the bare essentials. I had no intention what so ever to build but little did I know how much my better half really wanted to. After a number of "Debates" for one of a better word we began to venture into the game of building.