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When Edwina and Rosco purchased their block of land five years ago in Tamworth, NSW, they couldn’t have imagined the kind of property they’d end up living in.
“We purchased the block 5 years ago and spent 3 years talking about it and planning,” says Edwina.
“My husband who is not a builder left his job and did solo owner builder and created our dream home in approximately 18 months.
While the couple, who are proud parents to Polly, 5 and Theodore, 3, had renovated previously, it was their first time building. “We have renovated 3 entire homes prior to this but this was the first time
building,” says Edwina. “It really is pretty incredible what my husband has achieved. It will blow your mind. Blows mine every day still!”
The family purchased the 5 acre block of land for for $190000 in 2012 and spent approximately $450,000 constructing their dream home; 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, pavilion style with a solar passive design and colour bond cladding.
Though the project had its moments, especially for Rosco, as a first time owner builder and for Edwina with a small business to run (Edwina is a midwife and owns Birth Beat Childbirth Education), it was absolutely worth it. “It was a huge personal challenge,” Edwina says, “But well worth it.”