Two reasons: 1) So I can be more flexible with my arts business (which is not for sale); and 2) So we can finish our house. We don’t owe anyone for anything and we want to keep it that way! Husband Ian has done most of the building so far by himself in his ‘spare’ time, except for concreting and some of the roof. And yes, we do have planning approval for a studio cabin!
Apart from having a gallery and studio, we operate an agency selling Wide Span Sheds and Homes. The devastion in our island state has prompted us to commit to give up 50% of our commission on kit homes and/or sheds sold to victims of the Tasmanian bushfires, MATCHED BY a dollar-for-dollar discount donated by the company.
This gives a total of 10 % off the listed price of our buildings to any victim of the bushfires who provides proof of loss of buildings (eg. copy of insurance assessment). For example, if a kit home costs $40,000, the saving amounts to $4000.
The buildings are designed for the owner builder, which really helps to save on labour costs. However, clients can also opt to employ a builder to put them up.