The to do list

There are many things that need immediate attention before I move in!

With its pretty views out across the woods and hills beyond, this house was a bargain, but as the list below shows, most bargains require their fair share of work.

  • New Roof
  • New gutters
  • Replace support columns to the front porch. Currently the only thing holding up the roof is the rainspout!
  • Deal with the likelihood of asbestos in the external cladding materials (roofing and siding) 😦
  • Overhaul the hot water system
  • New bathroom
  • New kitchen
  • Get the gas connected to the house (there are no pipes)
  • Re-wire the electrics
  • Fix the back porch
  • Fix water damaged internal ceilings
  • Re-join the interior plasterboard/replace drywalls
  • Create a laundry
  • Remove water damaged carpet
  • Add built in cupboards for storage
  • Build a garage to replace rusty carport
  • Remove old tumble-down asbestos garden shed
  • New stair case to the front
  • New balustrades
  • Grade the driveway so a car can actually use it
  • Fix the gate to the carport
  • Add new siding and joinery
  • Insulate the roof
  • Add a fireplace and ducted heating/cooling

Luckily the cottage is small. It is only approx. 1100 square foot internally which makes all of the work manageable, but with a budget of only $70,000 this will still be a challenge!

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