It’s 9 months exactly since we sold our home and packed up our life in Johannesburg for this sleepy seaside town. In this time we have had a baby and built a house – a process which I was expecting to be just like the child birth, only without the drugs. We heard the horror stories. We watched every single episode of Grand Designs. We were under no illusions.
But something strange happened. It has been such an enjoyable process. Yup, you heard right. We have not had one fight. Not one sleepless night. We haven’t fired any contactors. In fact, we are having our builder and his wife over for dinner as soon as we have moved in – which by the way is in two glorious weeks.
How did this happen? Well I am sure that this is mainly due to the builder we commissioned. His name is Elliot. And he is a super friendly, helpful, honest and ethical man. (0736448843). Infact one night our new neighbour called to say that she had heard someone in our house, and that we should go check it out immediately, so we did. It was only Elliot and his team who had decided to work late that night.
Then onto our tiler Patrick (0735938619). Another awesome guy. The neatest work ever and the loveliest team of ladies which clean up after the tiling is done. How amazing!
Kitchen cupboards and built in bedroom cupboards were beautifully crafted by Flip – an ex woodwork teacher. (0832917796).
Windows and doors were supplied by Rudy in Port Alfred from Inso Aluminium (0466244262). Another great experience working with his team.
Electrical work supplied with smiles by Jonny Chowles (0466481385) and Matt from Thospark (0466244755).
And then there’s the strangers and new friends along the way who have helped us along the way. A whole community has helped us to build our new forever home, and I cannot wait to have them all over for a house warming – with ELECTRICITY (which should be connected on Tuesday – another BIG thanks to Ruth and Kanyisa from Eskom, and Andrew Whitfield from the local DA office for their sympathetic ears and for getting the job done.)
We cannot thank you all enough.