What would you have now if you rebuilt?

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nut17
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Re: What would you have now if you rebuilt?

Post by nut17 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:40 pm

Three and a half years ago we sold (well mostly gave) our home to our son and his family. The plan was to knock down all my old sheds - 220 sq m and build a shiny new shed with a 60 Sq metre one bedroom apartment down one side. Well after many set backs including the "Fair Dinkum Aussie Shed" franchise owner going bust at the start of the build, followed by a succession of battles with the local council getting our resource consent for sewerage and the main structure, we are finally at the painting stage with the floor coverings going down at the end of the month. Our 25' Jayco Silverline Outback Caravan has been our home for the last 40 months, and has been great - the only downside is the winter battle with condensation in the over cupboards where the roof and walls are joined.(Alloy wall framing)
Our unit is on a concrete slab with double glazing and 200mm thick walls full of insulation and 300mm insulation in the ceiling cavity. The kitchen will have an induction hob (we use a portable 2000 w unit in the caravan as well) double oven and all the other mod cons. Ensuite bathroom with 1200 x 900 shower and heating will be via a 7kw Mitsubishi inverter heat pump with 6 kw cooling for the summer. Lighting is all 48v DC LED downlights all WiFi controlled. An 8m x 4m covered terrace along the NW living area with BBQ and outside living / dining. The main shed will accommodate our two cars and our caravan and is complete with a 4 ton 2 post hoist which I have had our caravan on ;) We hope to finally move in by the end of August. Our hot water will be bottle LPG Rinnai Infinity califont and will be our only energy cost as there will be no separate meter and our son will be taking care of the electricity costs. (Finally some payback ;) :)
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Chris
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Re: What would you have now if you rebuilt?

Post by pet-els » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:10 pm

Great Chris,........BUT what happens when [occured recently with a cousin of mine]
The sons marriage breaks up and the divorce says sell the property and split the money.
What about you ?

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Re: What would you have now if you rebuilt?

Post by Dot » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:40 pm

A good solicitor before it happens. Signed agreements by everyone involved etc. It can be done :) Oh yea of little faith in lasting love :) :)
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Re: What would you have now if you rebuilt?

Post by nut17 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:54 am

pet-els wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:10 pm
Great Chris,........BUT what happens when [occured recently with a cousin of mine]
The sons marriage breaks up and the divorce says sell the property and split the money.
What about you ?

PeterH
Yes, our solicitor did point out the risk of that possibility. We do have a near new home that we built in 2010 for our retirement that is something to fall back on if necessary, but the $500 / week rent we are getting would be hard to give up at this stage.

The painters will have completed their task by tomorrow and the carpet and vinyl layers are booked for next week. Still some electrical and plumbing and kitchen to install, so the end of August is looking good for a "House Warming Party" :) ;)

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Chris
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Re: What would you have now if you rebuilt?

Post by Busman » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:00 am

Well we spent Sunday looking at land and have come to a decision not to buy. We have sliced off 3000 sqm at he front of our present abode so have decided to build there instead of going through all the hoops of starting from scratch. Lot easier all around we think, still pretty much the same plan just on a slightly smaller block.
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