Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Step 1 - Start

Welcome to the Marley Hill Cottage blog.

Marley Hill Cottage is a journey and a destination. It's a home where living simply, designing interiors and exteriors, gardening, self reliance and cooking are the foundations of an abundant life.

Located in regional Victoria we're lucky enough to enjoy open spaces, beautiful beaches and civilisation when we need it.

This little cottage has gone through some changes during it's lifetime (c 1880) and it's seen quite a few since it became our home about 10 years ago. There's been a constant evolution in progress both inside and out. The gardens have been changed substantially since we moved in and are currently undergoing what I hope will be the final big change.
We'll see...

The inside is still undergoing it's metamorphosis. As we peel back the layers of modernisation the honesty of the original building is shining through. Nothing's straight. Nothing's square. Nothing's flimsy... and I love all it's quirks!

It's cosy, it's welcoming and it's home.

I hope you'll enjoy the ongoing journey... the research, the inspiration and the fun of bringing this cottage back to it's original glory.


  1. I saw your comment on down to earth blog and totally agree. Thought I would pop over and see your blog. I am also new to blogging and love sewing cushions, quilts, gardening and enjoying my beautiful world.

  2. Thank you for taking the time to visit Charmaine. Redefining the 'way' and the 'why' of work is a large part of the path I'm on. Good luck with your blog!