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.