So now we’re back to the waiting game, waiting for the last round of variation costings to come in. It’s probably going to break the bank, so I’m deliberately ignoring that and turning my attention to more fun things.

One of which is Sketchup. My lovely husband has been painstakingly modelling the exact dimensions from the plans, and he’s done a great job so far. Then I asked him for a copy, and proceeded to ruin his hard work (lucky it’s not the original though! 😉

Anyway, I thought I’d do some work on the facade to help me visualise it a bit better, and start thinking about colours. (Aside – I can’t wait for my colour cube to come in, should be only a couple of months away! I haven’t had any updates lately, so they must be working furiously! Bet it still ships late though.).

So, here is my rendition of what the house might look like:

House model in sketchup - the facade

House model in sketchup – the facade

Yes, that’s my cute little MX-5 in the driveway!

And I do want a big tree out the front. Since it faces south-west, we don’t have to care about having deciduous trees for winter sun so we can have a nice evergreen eucalypt. I’m currently favouring a salmon gum for it’s beautiful bark and open canopy. Aside from that, the rest of the landscaping is “to do”. We do want a native garden at the front, but we’re leaving the design of it to our fabulous landscaper, so I’m not even going to try and model it. I love the idea of having a couple of grasstrees, but I’m not sure we’ll be able to afford it.

Also not sure what style of front fence we’re going to have – it needs to stop rubbish blowing in and ideally also block noise, but I’m not keen on the idea of having a solid front wall.

Salmon Gums at sunset in the Western Australian wheatbelt near Bruce Rock, WA.

Salmon Gums at sunset in the Western Australian wheatbelt near Bruce Rock, WA.

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  1. Very clever! Looks great. Native garden will be beautiful. You may have to buy little grass trees and just live there a long time. As for the MX5, really? I wouldn’t have guessed that! Personally, I’d rather a fancy bathtub, some of those expensive wooden pendant lights some brand new sofas and rugs…. or all three!

    • That would be a long time indeed! I love my mx5, it’s tiny so can fit almost anywhere, it’s really zippy and handles really well. Will have to sell it when we get the dog though 🙁

  2. I love the sound of your front landscaping plans. Grass trees and a big tree would be great.

    And I have an MX-5 too! 🙂
    (Mine’s dark grey.) They’re lovely little cars, aren’t they? Mine works for just about everything other than fitting any luggage in the boot. No good for picking up friends from the airport or anything like that…

    • Ah but we don’t buy an MX-5 for the practicality 😉 I admit I’ll be a bit sad when I have to sell it. Even if it’s a bit low and fitting the shopping in can sometimes be challenging, it’s so fun to drive!

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