New Beginnings

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.

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22 Responses to New Beginnings

  1. Debra Kolkka says:

    This looks wonderful! Congratulations.

  2. Janine says:

    Looks great and the creek across the road will be great for long walks. Look forward to seeing it one day

  3. Robyn says:

    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

  4. Peter Jackson says:

    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.

  5. Tony Olson says:

    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

  6. Kerry & Jim says:

    Plenty of room for the van when you visit H&T. Bring on 2108.

  7. Ros says:

    Oh how exciting Kerry and Jim, hope the build is fast and uneventful and you are moving in soon. Land looks great. Xx

  8. Kerry & Jim says:

    Thanks Ros….we look forward to seeing you down here soon.

  9. Mulino Dominillo says:

    Congratulations and best wishes!

  10. Janet says:

    excellent Jim n Kerry glad it all worked out 👍😊

  11. Dougie says:

    Great stuff Jimmy. Cheers


  12. Graham & Heather says:

    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

  13. Pauline Brandon says:

    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

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