A very important material that went into the construction of our house is love! And unfortunately, we think that is something that is missing from so many modern-day constructions.
The majority of the build was done by ourselves – David took charge of the building site while Ella took project management and general TA duties. It was certainly a test for a newly married couple, but also a great collaborative achievement.
So many people pitched in and helped with the build – a few hired tradies, but also an enormous number of family and friends, who came with willing hands to work like slaves for nothing other than a cup of tea and toasted sandwich! And of course, the joy of making something worthwhile for someone you love.
Being hands-on and sharing the build with so many special people means every part of the house is filled with memories – this house was built as a community, with heart and purpose and soul.
David, Ella and Zavier would like to thank and acknowledge the following people who voluntarily gave their time, tools, knowledge and/or equipment to make our house happen:
John Paul Collins