Thursday, 25 December 2008

New Home

We bought a house! :)

I know, that seems fast. It is. Regular readers might remember my post from two months ago about looking for a house to buy,  and another posts from one month ago about giving up on buying a house and deciding to rent in town.

Well, right when we decided to give up on house hunting for the immediate future, and put it on hold for six months or so, we locked our deposit money into a term deposit.

Less than a week later, we decided to have a nice drive to a village on the other side of the mountains... and fell in love with it.

Yes, that was the day of the car crash.

Two days later we went back to the village to see a house... and bought it on the spot. Well, we made an offer, and the offer was accepted the same day. With a 14 day settlement

The house is on a two thirds of an acre (2700M) block, that is fully rainforested, in a small village. It's a real fairy forest :)

It has an enormous kitchen

42 new house kitchen

A huge open living room (that is the exact same size as our entire house now)

40 new house livingroom

Three large bedrooms with built-in closets

43 new house bedroom

A long balcony looking out over the rainforest

45 new house balcony

It even has a fully-self contained one bedroom apartment downstairs that we can rent out if we like.

The lawyers managed to rush everything through, we got finance from the bank, a building and pest inspector came out and gave us the all-clear...

So yesterday we got the keys and started moving in - exactly 28 days from when we first looked at the place!

We can't move in properly yet, since the phone isn't connected (we're having a big drama with the phone company, but I'll save that for another post).Final settlement isn't for another three weeks, but we did a little cleansing and opening ceremony.

53 new house family

I burned white sage and smudged the house with the smoke, which clears out old energies, and purifies things.

51 ela smudging

Littletree had a go of smudging as well, while we chanted to great spirit.

50 seq smudging

Then we sat in circle with our friend, Zell, who is staying with us. We called in blessings on the house, and toasted with our home-made fruit liqueurs.

52 new house ceremony

So, we have a new home to move into, and we'll be leaving our cute little hobbit house behind.

Now it's Christmas morning, and I'm waiting for Littletree to wake up and find her presents under the tree!


  1. Oh I love love love your new home!!!


  2. Congratulations! What a lovely Christmas present and way to start the New Year. The place looks AMAZING!! Well done!

  3. Looks like it is lovely & spacious & light. Congrats, and enjoy your new home.

  4. oh wow you are living my dream :)

  5. Congratulations and Blessings-
    may your new home be filled with light, love and laughter

  6. It is amazing! Congratulations!

  7. Beautiful home! I can't wait to visit.

  8. CONGRATULATIONS to you all! What a wonderful start to a new year! Wishing you peace, love, health and happiness in your new home together. I'm so thrilled for you! Brightest Blessings to you all, from Sarah and kids xXx

  9. Congrats MF!! Brilliant news!!! Your new home looks lovely.

  10. Yeah!!! How fab!! Do not tell me you have a purple room in that house....

  11. I'm so excited for you guys! Can't wait to see more of the house and yard as you settle in! Congratulations!

  12. Congratulations! The house looks just lovely!


Thanks for your lovely words, witty banter and entertaining discussion :)