Everyone tells you building a house takes longer than you think. And it's more stressful. And it costs more. I'd like to report that all of that is a lie. I cannot.
What I can tell you is that there are bits of it that are all kinds of fun. Taking a three year old to try out baths for example... There's nothing like turning up to a clean, quiet, white, bathroom showroom with a grubby toddler (and he is grubby, no matter how recently he has been in a real bath) to strike horror into the heart of bathroom sales people. Especially when his little fingers start making a trail of who knows what along the lengths of those shiny glass shower doors. It wasn't that bad, honestly, but it was plenty fun having Fox "try out" all the bathtubs and have us jump in too to decide which was the best.
Thing is, of all the things I have let go of, compromised on, and agreed that we can live without, the one thing I have held on to is a bath with a view. My bathroom will have a bath in it. Period. The showers have shrunk and become acrylic rather than those glorious tiled artworks in all the magazines and a LOT of things will be coming from trademe, but the bath is staying. A freestanding bath no less. Lush.
We are finally starting to pick up the pace again after a long (long) push to get our plans ready to go to council, so the posts here will begin to come more regularly. When we're in full building mode I'll be chatting a plenty about the hows and wheres and whys and whos. Have to say, I cant wait. In the mean time thanks for the well wishes and do let us know if you have any questions.
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A family of four: writer, scientist, lego engineer and destruction specialist. Our previous home is featured in New Zealand Interior Style and this new project promises to provide plenty of great, green, smart and maybe madcap solutions to new building in New Zealand.