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OUR NEW HOME

"Lillith" 148 Kanimbla Drive, Little Hartley, NSW, 2790 AUSTRALIA phone: +61 2 6355 2295

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Well, what can we say? Finally we found the house and the land we love and we bought it!
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May we introduce you to our new home "Lillith":2013-06-15_11_03_40.jpg2013-03-25_18_44_37.jpg
There is not that much to see from the house as it is seriously overgrown! Our first investment was a chain saw! And we put it to good use!
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The house sits on 10ha in the beautiful Kanimbla Valley, Blue Mountains, 150km west of Sydney.
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We even have 160m of Coxs River frontage. We regularly see Platypus in there but they are not easy to photograph.
That's our river:
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The river is great for swimming and Tommy enjoys it thoroughly.

The garden is overwhelming. Lillith teaches you abundance! At least 50 fruit trees and rose bushes, huge lavenders. We have more pumpkins, beans, potatoes, oranges and lemons than we can possibly eat!
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What can we say about the house? We are fully sustainable. That suits Tommy - Professor of sustainability! Off the grid with solar power, solar hot water, wood burner and rainwater. Every drop of water we use is put back into the garden. Our footprint is getting smaller.
Just a few pictures from the house. We haven't had the chance to put our personal mark on it yet.
View from the bedroom.
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We have a Japanese onsen bath tub. It's great fun!
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View from the lounge.
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The kitchen.
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The Veranda.
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Our pizza oven.
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Our house is facing west and we get great sun sets.
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Moonset
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We also have an abundance of wildlife:
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Kangaroos, Walleroos, Wallabies, Wombats, Platypus, Possums, Echidnas and lots and lots of birds.
Fortunately or unfortunately we have snakes, too. A red bellied black snake - we call her Kaa - even joined us for afternoon tea on the deck!
Nothing for the fainthearted!
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This is Australia! You have to live with the snakes, drought and fires! But it is so worth it!

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A frosty winter morning
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Posted by TommyNicki 04:16 Archived in Australia

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Hi guys! Your new home, land, river etc looks fantastic, as do your sunsets. I am really happy for you (if a tad jealous!) It is slightly different to Usher Moor, isn't it?
Take care (especially with the snakes).
Kind regards
Walter

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