Through out this week I will be sharing various parts of the home we live in, the places we have lived, my current favourite things around our house. About what home means to me. A room / house tour. a list of my favourite homewares from various shops. issues about home ownership or living.
Issues about home ownership v’s renting
Having done both I much prefer to own rather than rent. As you have much more freedom to decorate and design things how you want them.
When Jack and I got together we lived in a small flat, it had a kitchenette and lounge area with a small balcony that looked over the neighbours backyard, In one room and the other room had a bedroom with an adjoining ensuite bathroom. The landlords where lovely, knowing that we where a newly married couple they gave us movie vouchers, brought baby clothes when they found out I was pregnant. We lived very close to the city and honestly we would have both stayed had it not been so small with a new baby.
The day after Angel was born we brought a house and land package. (The Homebuyers Centre).
Then we moved in with my Mum & Stepdad, My sister and her family also moved in at the same time, it was ok for a couple of months but 6 headstrong adults and A child and two babies under a year old (Angel was 6 weeks), was a bit much.
So we ended up getting Air Force housing. The house was HUGE. It was ideal for Jack as he worked in the same town, but I had to catch a bus and a train to work.
When we originally built with The Homebuyers Centre in Western Australia we where thinking that it was our forever home, so planned the house to suit Angel when she was older, she was 6 months old when we moved in, and has no memory of the home at all. She had her own wing which consisted of her bedroom, bathroom & playroom.
Then we brought / moved into an already established home (we also brought a block of land in the country) when we sold that Home to build again we rented it back for six months. It was a beautiful house, only downfall was it had no bath. But the wooden floorboards, French doors / windows, large deck, and even a swimming pool sure made up for that.
The block we ended up building our own home on it as Owner Builders. We then had to move for work so left the other house empty and rented. We moved to Tasmania in 2012 and have been here in a rental since. So we have have built and rented quite a bit. Double story American Barn. whole upstairs for a parents retreat. But Jack lost his job so we couldn’t finish it, and that was the sole reason for moving on.
I will talk more during the week about the house we are in now.