Ashe & David's Australian Farmhouse

Ashe & David's Australian Farmhouse

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Hayley Kessner
Mar 8, 2016
(Image credit: Hayley Kessner)

Name: David and Ashe Pellew and their three children
Location: West Coolup; Western Australia
Size: 180 square meters (1,938 square feet)
Years lived in: 14 Months; Owned

One afternoon Ashe and David, along with their three children, drove past an old farm that was for sale in a tiny town in the south of Western Australia. At that moment, they fell in love with its charms and promptly bought it the next day, thus fulfilling a dream that they had had together since they were only 17 years old. At first it wasn't the romantic, slow farm life Ashe had in mind—this family of five had to tough it out in the 1950s shack that was on the property while they renovated the original 115-year-old homestead. The results were worth all the hard labor and discomfort, though, for the family now has a home that is full of that alluring country grace they worked so hard to attain.