Tuesday, July 31, 2007

6 sleeps to go...

til we get the keys!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Soil survey

booked and to be confirmed in early August.

Friday, July 13, 2007

We have an architect

Today we met up with an architect for the second time, and we decided to engage his services. Let the fun and games begin.
We will endeavour to have an inspection prior to possession so he can do a measure up, and we'll get a soil survey done as well; possible issues with the soil quality close to the canal.
We take possession on the 6th August.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Welcome to Making Base Camp

Since we bought a house and we're going to renovate it to an inch of its existing life, I thought I might start a blog to document the process.
I always hear that embarking on such a project can be arduous and full of joys and pitfalls. So... we will see how things pan out for us and our house, which we hope to make into our home, our base in Melbourne.
So I will post on here regularly the progress of "making base camp" and our thoughts on the process. Should be interesting I guess.
So for this first entry, I will say that tomorrow we will meet up with an architect for the second time to go through the contract with a fine tooth comb; just so we're on the same page. Its a big commitment, time and money-wise. We're looking at 18 months before we complete the house and move in.
At this stage, we plan to move in and camp there for 6 to 8 months or so, until the plans have been finalised, and its been okayed by council, and before the first sledge hammer strikes. Then we'll move out (again) and rent somewhere close by while construction is in progress.
That's the plan anyway...