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View of Hobart, Tasmania

Open House Hobart 2015

Hobart, Australia: my current hometown and a place I don’t talk up often enough. It’s known for its dramatic natural surroundings and sandstone heritage buildings, but we got to check out some unexpected architectural delights earlier this month. Heritage, meet modern.  Continue reading »

Living room, current

House walkthrough, year two

How much have we done with our house in two years? The answer is somewhere between “not much” and “heaps and heaps”, so I figured it might be worth another look through. Jamie and I have had plenty of projects to keep us busy, but not so much that the house has started to own us.  Continue reading »

House differences: USA + Australia

Moving from the US to Australia is not exactly moving to the moon. In fact, to use another figure of speech, comparing lifestyles in Australia vs. the USA is like comparing Granny Smiths to Red Delicious. There’s marked differences in appearance and taste, sure, but they’re essentially the same thing.  Continue reading »