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This is definitley NOT your beautiful bush house C.O'Dee... :wink: (yesterday)Image

and today...haven't opened this door yet.. :shock: Image

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Location: THE FAIREST CAPE
SC - check what I found in my "back garden" while I was at my holiday home!
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Location: another national park.. in England
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Our little place (A park home)
the ladder and stuff belonged to roofers :)

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Location: another national park.. in England
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I am situated on the South Coast of England.
It is in an area known as the New Forest.
We are 2 miles from the sea and 10 minutes walk from the open forest.

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Location: Back home in the caravan at Malelane camp, KNP
My house is in the bush. I have 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms - too big for one person, but I do love the space! The garden is natural bush
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As you can see by this view from the front veranda
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I have expanding security trellis around the veranda and upper balcony to keep uninvited guests like baboons out! Some neighbours think it is unfriendly...
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Using the driveway can be difficult at times
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But I have this lovely old Knobthorn tree on the side of the house which is great for sunrise photos. The birds love it too.
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Location: Back home in the caravan at Malelane camp, KNP
From roof of the house you can see into Kruger (with binoculars) - it is just over the first ridge.
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I have house guests too - very easy to please as long as they get a few slices of banana in the evening.
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Fortunately I also have very friendly neighbours.
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Location: Back at work... Don't you just love hospitality...
Mmm... my place... Where do i start...

Mom and I live on a 90x60m yard with more grass than you can keep short (Thank you for garden services!). Our house is huge single story. Have 1 kitchen, 1 dining room, 1 Lounge, 3 Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. And attached to the house is a single flat, with its own lounge with kitchen on suite, bedroom and bathroom. Just off of the house is our double garage.

Our front yard is pot plants and fruit trees and our back yard is flower beds and trees... its huge as i can do my archery in the back yard at 20m...

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We are in Johannesburg, near Fourways.
Got a stunning little pad in a quiet, small complex - 3 bed, 2 bath, open plan lounge, diningroom & kitchen with a stunning patio leading onto a small but beautiful garden and our little pool. My amazing husband (Ingala to you forumites :wink: ) works flippin hard to keep it looking amazing!
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The house itself is all neutral colours & african decor - just the way we like it :dance:

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The great thing about our place is that beyond our boundry wall we have a servitude of open land that will not be developed - it attracts the most amazing bird life & we often sit on our patio with some binos checking out our feathered friends :)

It's such a peaceful house to come home to after the hectic trafic & city day-life. And of course, my two boys are always an absolutel joy to come home to!
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I just wish I could pick our whole house up exactly as it is & plonk it in the bush!

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Hi

I live in the eastern suburbs of Johannesburg near the large shopping mall Eastgate. My SO, myself , two teenage kids and a dog and a cat live in a double storey house on 1500sqm of land. We have a large back verandah with a built in braai (barbeque) where we spend most summer days and evenings and all our winter days. We have small pool to keep cool
and a large garden where the kids used to play when they were little. The dog now spends it day trying to catch any bird that lands here. Despite the dogs efforts we still have a large variety of garden birds visiting ue each day. We enjoy our home and garden, but would rather spend more time in the bush. :D

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Our home turned into offices and storage space as my company expanded. It has now reached the point where we had to look for a different place, sad as this lovely spacious home is over 100yrs old and the atmosphere it radiates can almost be felt.

As far as homes go, mine is sold.

We would probably rent up to the stage where the property market reached a low and buy just before it is on the up.

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Location: Krugersdorp
We live in Krugersdorp to the west iof Johannesburg, near the Roodepoort border, on a hill overlooking the hill that the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens is situated on. The house and garden were badly neglected but it took a few coats of paint and some hard work and it is looking much better! There's still a little bit of work to do but we do it bit by bit.

The 1800 square meter property is situated on a slight slope with the house at the top of the slope. I have planted many highveld indigenous trees and plants and after 6 years the trees are starting to reach a nice size. I grow all my own plants in a small nursery that used to be a carport.

We are lucky to live in a closed circle so there is very little traffic. The houses in the circle are situated around a large park about half a football field in size with lovely large sweet thorns. A pair of crowned plovers live on this field and a pair of spotted thickknees also share the park.

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 Post subject: Perfect home
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I live in a squeaky clean townhouse complex, perfectly in harmony with nature.




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Location: Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands
What does our home look like...hmm, let me think.
First thing you will notice on it is that it is a house where a wheelchair can easily move. The things we need for our son who is in the wheelchair are all downstairs.
The house is standing in a part of the city witch is very child-friendly. Lots of playgrounds and not to much of traffic.
The city, Bergen op Zoom is nearby some forest, and just 45 minutes from sea by car.

Crazy or not, I like the place we live. The only thing I don't like about it is the distance to Kruger...

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Location: another national park.. in England
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In my garden :D Does this mean Spring is coming?

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Trying to rival CC??? :lol:
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