The Early Years

Once the property became ours, we set about creating the track to the house site, installing a temporary bach (later to become the Site Office) while we pressed ahead with obtaining a Building Permit, etc. The Christchurch earthquakes slowed things down a bit as the Council Planning office had a lot to contend with, plus the engineering requirements became more stringent so we had to obtain more Producer Statements, etc.
There was more serious testing required of the site to ensure it’s suitability and you will note photos of us with friends, builders and others drinking red wine on the deck of the bach as part of our strict quality control assessments.

Our property from the water (bottom boundary line runs across the roofline of existing houses)

Our property from the water (bottom boundary line runs across the roofline of existing houses)

Shame about the view!!

Shame about the view!!

Handsome young bushman with full safety gear

Handsome young bushman with full safety gear

Building the new track

Building the new track

Apprentice hard at work

Apprentice hard at work

Junior Apprentice

Junior Apprentice

On-Site testing with Ian Eilken, Builder

Site testing with Ian Eilken, Builder

On the deck on a winter's day

On the deck on a winter’s day

More site testing

More site testing

Could this be paradise?

Site testing with our special friend, Is Plunkett. It was her and her late husband Bob who introduced us to French Farm, for which we will be eternally grateful.

Site testing with our special friend, Is Plunkett. It was her and her late husband Bob who introduced us to French Farm, for which we will be eternally grateful.

Site Office

Site Office

Some of the whanau checking out what we are spending their inheritance on

Some of the whanau checking out what we are spending their inheritance on

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s