Hopefully taking advantage of this existing cut and fill site will save us some money in the long run.
The planner a HCC also thought it would be looked on favourably from a bush fire hazard reduction point of view!!
We just have to get rid of the prefabbed concrete things that my father-in-law thought would come in handy one day. Guess what? They never did!
We love the aspect. It means that with a bit of thought going into the design, we can have a wonderfully comfortable house that is also environmentally friendly (if we don't think too hard about how much energy has gone into its construction).
And private...even though we will have neighbours near by, the slope means that we will still have uninterupted views.
Tom spent his youth exploring this bushland and hopefully our kids will do the same. We plan to replace the trees that we remove with new trees grown from seed collected on the block and maybe put some tracks or informal paths over it.
One spot I've got plans for...
Not sure what yet. A fernery if it wasn't so dry??
Something with a water feature may be???
Or just somewhere quiet to sit, drink 'tea' and watch the sunset over the mountain.
So much we could do, sometimes it seems a bit over whelming but exciting at the same time.