When you zoom out a little more, however, it’s a different story…
Yes, we are marooned in a wasteland of dirt. Dirt as far as the eye can see.
This expanse of dirt is our house block, which we’re currently subdividing into 13 individual lots. (What can I say… I’m married to a property developer.) We’ve never attempted a big project like this on our own before, independent of his company. It’s daunting and exciting and…. well… dirty.
Just beyond those trees in the picture above, the land drops down to a river. It’s a riverfront block. When it’s finished it will be absolutely beautiful. We have plans for a big community deck overlooking the river and a community veggie patch. The houses toward the back of the block will be double-storey to maximise the river views, but we will be on-selling before the development reaches that stage.
Meanwhile, we’re just happy that in the midst of our dirtscapade, we now have one little oasis of green, fenced off from the rest of the chaos.
After all… it’s amazing what a little fence can do.
What do you think? Worth it for the street appeal? Waste of money? Anyone have any good tips for me on actually keeping this garden alive? (I did mention, didn’t I, that I’m not a gardener…)