What is a home to you? I’m not necessarily talking about a house or an apartment. I’m talking about a home. For most, home is quite literally where the heart is. It is often the people you are surrounded by and love. Sometimes it is the place you grew up. And sometimes it is a collection of all of those things.
For as long as I can remember my home has been here in the Wheatbelt. Part of it is my family’s home. Another is my actual family. Part is the little main street I grew up walking up and down both as a child and again later as an adult. That’s why we chose this place to come back to, to raise our own family here.
But for me a home is more than that. A home is some where the minute you walk in it relaxes you, where you feel so perfectly comfortable as yourself; this is what I want to create here with my family. I know it’s only 4 walls and a door. But a physical home like this has more meaning to me than that. I honestly can’t quite explain it.
It’s interesting because I was born into a generation of people who are mostly classified now as ‘Wanderlusters’. Nomads. People who see more value in experiencing Europe in, let’s say, a ‘festive fashion’ rather than investing their hard work and money into a place that they can build memories in rather than just visit.
Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy travelling, I enjoy seeing new places and there are a lot still on our bucket list to do. But I also believe in this concept of home and that is what we are building here, now.
This house will hopefully be our Forever Home. So join me now on this journey to build it and see all the trials and tribulations along the way. It’s been a long time coming so I am so excited to share these first snaps with you now. Check back every Friday for another update to see just where we are up to!
In the grand scheme of things it may seem like not a lot has happened, but over the last few months we have had close to 100 lambs born on the property, water tanks installed, pipe laid and solar pumps installed. We’ve had power poles go in and the electrician run cable to our house site and now the sand pad laid! It’s all pretty darn exciting if you ask me! We might still have a ways to go…. but we are moving forward and that’s all that matters.
Want to follow along and see how our dream home build progressed? Then jump on over to A Dream Home Coming To Life: Part Two to see more!