For many years my daughter Jess divided her time between US ski fields and Australia. She long dreamed of a rundown beach shack where she could keep her Australian belongings, live during the Australian winter and share with guests in our summer while she was away.
With more than 35 years welcoming guests to our stone cottage, No.1 William St in Port Fairy we had experience in this style of accommodation. Jess hadn’t considered my studio close to home.
During 2013 and 14, I downsized and moved my studio home. We undertook extensive work to save the building from demolition and although Jess’ visits home are limited she has a place here …. and I still get enormous pleasure welcoming guests to a place we love.