For a while now I've been talking about our treechange dreams. Now, they seem to be getting closer and closer. Today we went for a drive north to inspect a house. I got rather teary driving down the street the house is on, feeling like I was home already. I spoke to a few locals, all who gushed about what a great place it was to live. It's rural and they have fought to keep it that way, but all the city conveniences are not too far away. A mother told me that the local school is wonderful.
These views are from just down the road from the house we were looking at...
Mt Tibrogargan, which has always been my favourite of the Glasshouse Mountains... it's surrounded by national parks and bushwalks.
Beautiful farmland on the other side.
The house we looked at just seemed right. Large enough for the family, a guest room, a man cave, a big powered shed for a gym (for the personal trainer Man) and a large studio. I'd like to do some renovations later down the track, but other than needing air conditioning in the studio and figuring out how to fit our extra wide fridge in the kitchen, it's all ready to be moved into.
The back yard is well fenced and big enough for an active toddler, a dog, some chickens and a vegetable garden. There's a large mango tree already there for us and bore water (a bit like a well) to keep the garden green and to save using precious town water for laundry. We even get a view of the mountains and there's a swing hanging in the tree out the front.
We're now on the emotional roller coaster of trying to get the property. A family that viewed the house right after us has put in an offer and we also need to do so on Monday if we're to have a chance. Please keep your fingers crossed for us! If we're lucky we'll be starting the new year in this beautiful place and beginning that treechange life we've always dreamed of.