Yes, that’s right! A house!!
When we decided to come stay with my mum so that we could save for a deposit, we had no idea we’d be buying our first home so soon, but it turned out there was a great little house for sale just around the corner from my mum’s place. The house was a bit rough around the edges and situated in a small village we never imagined we’d buy a home in, but it was so affordable and so full of potential, we decided it was too good an opportunity to pass up. Now, after a couple of months of anxiously waiting for our loan to be approved, having properties valued and inspected, and filling out many, many forms, it looks like we are going to be the proud owners of a lovely old house in a tiny country town! We are due to settle on January 21.
After 8 years of renting we can’t quite believe we will soon have a place to call ours. A house where we can hang pictures freely and not have to worry what the landlord might think of our fur babies. A home to put our stamp on and truly make our very own. We can’t wait to strip the floors back to the lovely wood beneath, paint all the walls fresh white and fill the rooms with all our beloved bits and pieces. We are also really excited about building a veggie patch, planting flowers and fruit trees and getting a couple of chickens!
If someone had told us while we were living in Sydney that in two years time we’d be buying an old house in a tiny rural village in Victoria, we would never have believed them. Our lives have changed so much in the last couple of years but we are getting closer to the lifestyle we dream of every single day. We are incredibly excited about this next part of our journey to a simple, mindful, beautiful life, and all the good things that home ownership will bring. We can’t wait to share our adventures in thrifty renovating and decorating, veggie patch building and chicken keeping here at House of Humble.
Wish us luck!
PS Our heart goes out to everyone in Australia who has been affected by bushfires this week. Though we’ve had 40°C temeperatures here, we are so fortunate to be out of the path of any fires. We hope you are all staying cool and safe during this extreme weather.