So here it is, our little croft, Ive named it Greenfields Farmhouse. We dont know much about it, it was built possibly in the 40s or 50s (the area here wasnt much settled before then) by 2 Italian blokes completely from concrete and was one of the homes on a large chicken farm. Its had its fair share of tenants in the last 50 plus years and we share the big property it sits on with an Adjistment Stables, Fabrication workshop, 3 Caravans, 8 Horse Floats, various junk piles and storage areas, 1 cat, 15 horses, the occasional dog, multiple bandicoots and more rats than I want to know about!
We were offered the house while I was 7 months pregnant with Tiny. We had resigned ourselves to living in our tiny beach flat with the two kids and this offer was right out the blue. The old house was pretty run down when we first looked, but the rent was the same as our tiny 2 bed apartment and the space was just too good to turn down.
Hubby put in some hard work before we moved, ripping out the existing rats nest kitchen and building me a new one from scratch. His multiple trades sure have come in handy here! We painted and cleaned, ripped up carpet and scrubbed floorboards and it came up a treat. Its still a bit crumbly and we havent finished all the flyscreens yet so we share with spiders and flies but we have more space than we know what to do with and the kids are in heaven.
Somehow our dream of having land, growing our own food, giving our kids a community to grow up in and living a simpler life just fell in our laps at the right time, and despite having our fair share of problems in the last year, we feel like a pretty lucky family right now.
I’ll share more in detail in the coming weeks, our projects and upgrades to the house, my vege patch, the chooks and life with out littles in this wonderful new community we’ve found ourselves in.