This is the house we saw after spending our first two years in Australia in a flat.
the home we could just afford, having to take out a second mortgage for $1200 Which everyone said.... don't do. But we did paid it off quick and that's how we got the Castle.
This is The Scot on the back doorstep. Taken one week before we moved in.
The land was market gardens before the housing estate was build. But note how they kindly removed the top soil, and what we had left was clay clay and yet more clay. We were in a drought and the day after we moved in... it rained, and it rained, nice clay then.
This is the view over the back fence. the Dandenongs are in the distance. We could see and hear cows over the fence.
This is The Scot planning his orchard and veggie garden. Mind you between then and now there were many changes including, children, swings, sandpit, wading pool, above ground swimming pool, garden setting, aspiring apiarist, hard work, and then finally retirement. Isn't it sad that so many have to wait until retirement before they have time to realise their dreams.
A lucky house built on a lucky plot and bought by two very lucky poms (who then became Aussies)