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Father and Son Built a PAAL Home Together
John Rzepa and his father "Iggy" built a Paal home at Moruya on the New South Wales South Coast, successfully completing the project together.
John and his partner Emily are now living in their beautiful new home, in an idyllic rural setting 15 minutes away from where Iggy lives."
John chose the Elizabeth, one of Paal's most popular designs, a spacious four-bedroom home in the country style. They modified the standard plan by adding a full-length verandah to the back.
"This is where you live most of the time, rather than the front, and it opens out onto an acre of grassland," Iggy said.
"The house was simple to assemble," he said. The two men did everything themselves except for the licensed trades work of plumbing and electricals, as well as gyprocking. "We wanted the best possible professional finish for the walls and ceilings."
Iggy had constructed several industrial buildings for his own business, which supplies industrial equipment and diesel workshop facilities, although his son had no building experience. "I naturally led the project, but John was a willing learner and we worked well together.
"It's come up nicely and looks great," he said of the impeccably presented home. "We both put in a lot of effort and are happy with the results."
Iggy's wife and his son's partner also like the new home. Other people give it the tick of approval as well and are impressed by its size and finish.
"Yes, John and I could build another Paal home together," Iggy said, "although not right now!"
Retirement homebuilding project saved more than $100,000
Ron and Lynne Bak chose to build a Paal kit home as a retirement project and estimated they saved themselves more than $100,000 in the process.
Planning their golden years, the couple found a perfect two-acre block in South Maroota, near Wisemans Ferry in New South Wales. All their children live close by, and with time on their hands they wished to spend it with them and their grandchildren.
Choosing the block was easy, and so, as it turned out, was selecting the house.
Lynne and Ron decided on Paal's Hartley design, its modern colonial style and single-level layout suiting a large block. The design even includes a mud room for wet gumboots and dirty work gear behind the garage, making it an ideal rural home.