When we left for our big journey to Australia we initially intended to sell our house before moving. However the Dutch housing market was still in the middle of a crisis that started in 2008. Prices dropped by 30% since the peak of the market and there was a very low demand. If we could sell it, it would be with a large loss. So we decided to rent it out to a friend who needed a place to live. Continue reading “We sold our house in the Netherlands”
So the hard part is done and the decision has been made: we’re going to make the big step! The rest is just wrapping up a few loose ends and getting on a plane, right?
Four people and a new life in Australia. How much of your ‘old’ life can you take along with you on a flight? A post about being creative with luggage allowance, items that we are glad that we brought, items that we should not have taken and lessons learned. This is our experience. Continue reading “Flight bagage when moving overseas”
Since we are living in Australia now there are certain things we just want to do, see and experience while we are here. We made ourselves a list of things to do, in random order.
Today we finalized the (hopefully) last, big transaction of our move: a new car. It’s a blue one. 🙂 Continue reading “A new(ish) car”
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. Continue reading “Up the money tree”
The day has arrived. We have now officially moved into our new home in the suburbs of Melbourne. Continue reading “A new home…”
We have finally made it! Four people, 6 pieces of checked luggage and 8-ish pieces of hand baggage have reached Melbourne, after spending almost 24 hours in the air. We’re home. Continue reading “What a trip”