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Up the money tree

Transforming an empty house into something livable is turning out to be quite the task. And an expensive one at that. Luckily, we’re having some help.

Contrary to what I’ve posted earlier about the amount of stuff that we’ve taken along from the Netherlands, filling a house is becoming quite the exercise. Back in the Netherlands we figured we’d just raid the local Ikea and everything would be OK.

Now actually being here, there are two problems with this plan. For one, while their stuff looks nice in a catalog, actually living in it is not really our thing. And the other thing is cost. It is only while you’re filling the house do you actually realize how much stuff you need.

Luckily, there are alternatives. And the biggest one here (at least that we have found) is gumtree. No, not the Eucalyptus tree so beloved by one of Australia’s most famous mammals. The second hand website.

So we have been scouring their pages in search of furniture. And we’ve had a bit of luck.

A queen-size bed (153 cm × 203 cm or 60 in x 80 in), complete with mattress.
A queen-size bed (153 cm × 203 cm or 60 in x 80 in), complete with mattress.
A fridge, complete with ice box and Indian spices smell.
A fridge, complete with ice box and Indian spices smell.
A side table for the (as yet non existent) sofas.
A side table for the (as yet non existent) sofas.
A large, hardwood dining table, complete with benches and big enough for a crowd.
A large, hardwood dining table, complete with benches and big enough for a crowd.

And while picking up the fridge, we got a free mattress for Luka in the bargain. 🙂

So it looks like we’ll be doing some more searching on there, and maybe pick up a sofa or two, a mattress for Kai and anything else that strikes our fancy.

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6 thoughts on “Up the money tree

  1. Schön, dass Ihr nun alle Möbel einschließlich der Couch und der Matratze zusammen habt. Ab jetzt ist ja alles nur noch Kleinzeug – wie Klammern, Klebebänder, Farbeimer usw….
    Ehrlich gesagt, bei dem Queen size Bett müsst ihr ja ganz schön zusammenrücken ;-).
    Danke für die Fotos. LG H.-W. und M.-D.

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  2. ziet er leuk uit hoor. komt helemaal goed daar. en inderdaad zoveel spullen heb je niet nodig (zegt degene die een hele vrachtwagen vol spullen in jullie huis heeft gestopt) hahahahaha

    we zien graag de foto’s tegemoet

    groetjes van ons

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  3. De meubels zien er leuk uit. En dan maakt het niet uit dat het second hand is .. Vintage noemen we dat toch tegenwoordig? Misschien nog een paar suggesties 📺📻☎️ 😉. Liefs .. Karin

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    1. We zijn ook erg blij met de meubels. De eetkamer tafel vinden we zelfs zo cool dat we die ter zijner tijd zelfs mee terug willlen nemen. Vandaag zelfs ons meubelpark nog verder uitgebreid met 2 banken!

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