A few months ago our family made a radical decision to buy a weekender by the sea. Meet Jabba the Hut!
Jabba is a fibro box with a verandah tacked onto the front and a concrete jungle backyard.
She is currently devoid of many charms but slowly, ever so slowly, we are polishing her up bit by bit. First step is to get the painters in. We are planning to brighten up her entire interior by painting her out in a dazzling, fresh white.
White is a perfect backdrop for my plans for the Hut, which is to bring her back to her former retro self with colour.
You see, Jabba the Hut needs a makeover so she can razzle-dazzle visitors, as we plan to rent her out as a holiday let. She is quite the entertainer and can currently sleep 10, but there is a little work to be done to bring her up to her full potential.
Scouring the net can quite often lead to some wonderful finds, particularly from overseas sites who tend to carry a larger range at more competitive prices. Stuff that you jut cannot find on our shores. And the more money I can save on her décor, the more I can invest in a dishwasher and air-conditioning.
Creature comforts count when you are on holidays, no?
So, having cleared that up, here is a sneak peak from my wish list sourced from some of my favourite overseas online stores.
See what I mean about colour? Jabba is fantastic in summer, a mere 2 blocks to the beach, but I also think that there will be something magical about her in winter as well, what with her pot bellied stove fired up.
Think snuggling on the couch in front of the fire, surrounded by cushions and rugs and drifting off for a refreshing afternoon siesta.
In the meantime, can I book you in for a stay once she has finished getting dressed?
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Guest Blogger Bio: Mrs. Woog
Mrs. Woog can be found in the laundry, folding laundry, sorting laundry and dropping off the dry cleaning. She is mum to two boys, boss of my husband and master of a cat and two guinea pigs. She likes to read cookbooks and eat out. During her waking hours, Mrs. Woog ferries kids around in Sonia Kluger while drinking takeaway coffees and listening to talk-back. She thinks about going to the gym every day.
Mrs. Woog’s short term goal is to get through today. Her long term goal is to win Australia’s Next Top Model. Her extremely long term goal is to write a book. Writing her blog Woogsworld is an effective way of avoiding her goals.