We originally decided to come to Margaret River and rent for a while just to make sure we were happy with the area and all it had to offer us in retirement. Well, I am pleased to say that we have settled in very nicely down here and so begins the next phase of our journey.
We have purchased a block in the nearby small town of Cowaramup – only 10 km from Margaret River – and are getting ready to start the building process. Hopefully they will be starting the earthworks in the next couple of weeks and we hope to be in our new home by Easter next year, if all goes well.
The block is 2,000 sqm so it will have plenty of room for the caravan shed, vege patch, fruit trees and maybe some chickens.
This is the entrance to the block.
And here is the view from the back of the block looking north.
We have a lovely little winter creek over the road which is a haven for birds and frogs.
This morning we planted our first lot of native shrubs just before the rain came through to give them a water.
Looking forward to getting started on the house and hope the weather doesn’t hold us up at the start of this new venture.
This looks wonderful! Congratulations.
Thanks….nice to be finally getting a house of or own down here.
Looks great and the creek across the road will be great for long walks. Look forward to seeing it one day
Looking forward to seeing you down this way again…come anytime you like.
Looks fabulous. Lots of nature but I hope not in the fire belt. Can’t wait to see the progressive photos and the finish product one day. Rob x
It would be lovely to see you in the west again. Plenty of room for you here.
Fantastic news Jim & Kerry. Gee you don’t let the grass grow under your feet planting trees already. Plenty of room for a couple of Suffolk sheep and a small cash crop. Best of all Jim I believe you are now a resident within a country zone of the Mighty Royals. Look forward to buying you a drink in the members bar down at Jack Sheedy Stadium next year.
It will be chooks and West Perth for us!
How exciting for you both. We hope it all goes smoothly, with NO Grand Design issues!
I think that with 2000 sm, our Van will fit in one day soon. Maybe 2018 when we visit THE West.
Love from us. H&T
Plenty of room for the van when you visit H&T. Bring on 2108.
Oh how exciting Kerry and Jim, hope the build is fast and uneventful and you are moving in soon. Land looks great. Xx
Thanks Ros….we look forward to seeing you down here soon.
Congratulations and best wishes!
Thanks Maria…lovely to hear from you. Perhaps you would like to come to Western Australia to visit us.
excellent Jim n Kerry glad it all worked out 👍😊
Looking forward to see you again soon to hear all about your holiday….looked fab.
Great stuff Jimmy. Cheers
Will have to have all the boys down once we are in.
Fantastic Guys; looking forward to being part of being part of the next phase of your ‘journey’. Starting to get used to driving the Nullabour.! but might fly next time.
Good luck with the construction.
G & H
Really looking forward to your next visit….you can bring the other renegades next time!!
Congratulations Kerry and Jim – what exciting news! And what a beautiful part of the world to put down roots again! We will catch up again one day!
Pauline & Gary
It will be great to see you again to reminisce about holidays and Italy….perhaps you will add WA and Cowaramup to your holiday list.