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Like you, I'm a mum in my 40's. I have a big family, (10 children living at home). My husband and I are planning to develop our property to provide us with income, so we can spend more time doing what is important. May God bless you for your generosity. I know you have put an enormous time into creating your website."
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Your podcasts have really been priceless in terms of getting my brief together! The new block is tight, has a CRAZY slope and will have living areas facing south-west (to the views), so a lot of your stuff has been great help with regard to thinking about smart design and dealing with this challenging block!"
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We are at the beginning of the design stage and there is SO MUCH to think about. Your blog has been such an education. I really appreciate all of the advice you have put out there."
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"I just wanted to say thank you for your great tips and advice from your podcasts and earlier blog posts over the last year and a half. We've just (almost anyway) completed our home. I think the most useful thing I learnt from your tips was probably how to better understand and communicate with our building designer. It really helped me with that relationship. The other really useful bit of advice was to be really serious about the amount of stress that a build can cause. Just being prepared for it and having some mitigations in place really helped. I appreciated your blog and would recommend it to others who are thinking of building or have even started the building process."
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Amelia I just have to say I'm blown away with the information you provide both on your free blog & podcast, but more importantly the in-depth floor plan reviews you are providing to people here. I've been binge watching and reading as much as I can for the past 2 days (my entire family is away and I'm off work so I'm making sure I devote as much time as I can to learn). I never imagined your review was so detailed. Thank you.
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Paul and Francine
"Thank you Undercover Architect"
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