It was only natural for us to try and document our entire build process online. My family lives a good 7,000km away in San Diego, California and I wanted a way to share in our experience and adventure of building a home.
Maybe it’s because I had never even thought of building a home before, or perhaps it’s just a sign of the times, but there seems to be literally hundreds of home building blogs scattered around the internet these days. A good majority of these seem to have been left for dead just a few months into them. Whether it was because it just became to monotonous or too time consuming we’ll never know, but if you look hard enough, you’ll find a few gems that really stuck with it and documented the entire process in great detail. Here are three great Australian home build blogs (other than ours, of course) that we found helpful when we were still building.
Tim & Tina – And I thought I was a regular blogger. These two have documented their build with Metricon in Melbourne down to the Nth degree. Starting a few months before us, we could track our progress based off of what they went through a few months prior. They’ve been in their new home for awhile now, but they haven’t stopped documenting the changes that continue to occur around their home and in their lives. Their blog is definitely a great resource, for anyone who is considering building with Metricon in Melbourne.
Brad & Amanda – Two young professionals (and admittedly our nearby neighbours), built with Wisdom Homes at Stonecutters Ridge in North West Sydney. Not only have they documented their entire build process, they have meticulously covered the steps they took to ensure the native landscape garden took off and their sprawling lawn stays healthy. Keep an eye out for photos of having their 10,000L rainwater tank being installed underground.
Shayne & Jason – There are heaps of build blogs out there, but there aren’t a lot that document a knockdown-rebuild. Enter Shayne & Jason. These two purchased a dilapidated house in Sydney and, over the months, have turned it into a beautiful Laguna 36 home – with Metricon’s help of course.
These are my three recommendations. Do you have a favourite build blog that you think deserves a bit of recommendation? I’d love to hear about it. I think we all learn a little bit from everyone elses experience. Even though we’re approaching one year since we moved in, much of what I read on other blogs is still relevant and very useful to us as we make this house, our home.