As requested by some friends far away, here’s some pics of the inside of the house as it is now.
Starting from the front door:
This is the boys room which is actually the formal lounge. It’s a weird L shape as you’ll see, so we decided to put the boys in here together as there is space for their beds, and extra space for play. The desk was bought for Ben, he asked for it, but it seems Dad has taken a liking to it as well. All the beds and two of the mattresses were given to us. Wardrobe given to us. Wooden drawers we bought second-hand. Plastic drawers from NZ.
Next up the kitchen and dining. We got this table and 8 chairs for $120 from an op shop.
Then the family room. Has a wood burner which we haven’t tried out yet. The whole house has ducted heating/cooling so we’ve been using that. I expect our electricity bill to be rather high but we’ll see. We have gas for water which is really nice.
There’s another part to the couch but it’s still on the trailer…waiting for someone to help D unload it. Also op shop, $60.
Next is laundry and toilet. We bought the washing machine and dryer (along with the fridge) from a small business that reconditions second-hand ones. They were cheap and it good condition. Happy.
Then this room full of boxes is the third bedroom. It has no window but has a sky light. We’re thinking of putting a little couch and TV/Computers in here so the door can be shut to the noise, and keeping the family room technology free.
Emma’s room. Also and op shop bed with a mattress given to us. She has mirrored built-in cupboards, and does a good job of keeping her room this tidy. All I do is sweep/mop it.
And our room. No bed yet. Still on a mattress on the floor (also given to us as well as the bedside tables). We also have nice big built-in cupboards.
So there you have it. We don’t need much else, trying to keep it all pretty simple. Would like a bookshelf at some stage, and a bed for us and that’s about it.