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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:48 pm 
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Location: Hastings, Vic
Hi All,

My project is converting an old run down house into something new... not necessarily building from the ground up but by the time I add two extensions, gut the house and add disabled facilities and a new roof... so it will be new to me!!

It turns out that I have to apply to become an owner builder to do this job after all. I am very glad that I have been reading up on this site.. it is so encouraging. I have a mobility issue.. and mostly I have seen people with dollar signs in their eyes... or here comes a single woman that is disabled and has a disposable income = sucker!!! This website/forum has helped a lot with the questions I need to ask and the processes I have to go through. I may not be abled to climb up on a roof or do all the tall stuff.. but my hands still work - even if my legs don't... The more people tell me I can't do it and it will cost over $200,000 to save this house the more I am resolved to show them all... and still use recycled products!!

I hope no one will mind my asking lots of questions. I aim to take the DIS out of Disabled... and show people with that with guts and vision anything is possible... and on a budget to!!

Learnne :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:11 pm 
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Location: Morwell Vic
Good for you

Go Gettem Girl

All the best


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:41 pm 
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you go learnne
and believe me you dont have to be disabled to be told you cant do it or get ripped off
keep positive people around you and you can do anything
but its so much fun proving them all wrong hehehe
good luck hun and ask a zillion questions
the only dumb question is the one you dont ask
cheers shelley


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:18 am 
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Location: Bega
Learnne,

You are truely an inspiration, if your building has half your spirit it will be just brillaint, good on you. Sometimes building stuff can be a real pain in the butt but the sense of achievemnt outweighs any pain. Best of luck and I will be happy to offer advice where I can (and often when I'm guessing :? )

Cheers

Steve


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