For years we imagined living in Ubud but really it was a distant dream, sometimes dreams do come true and we were here. We knew that the process ahead us, finding and leasing land and building a house would take time, so we settled into Nando House, a Balinese homestay close to the center of town. Nando House suited us perfectly, it was within easy walking distance to the area where we wanted land and the family were very welcoming. This would be our home for the next two years.
Our large room became our bedroom, sitting room and of course, painting studio. We had a small bathroom and even smaller kitchen.
And so, with the help of Pak Gusti the journey of finding land began. A group of friends from Perth came to visit and we showed them around through the muddy rice fields.
After many months we found the perfect piece of land and met with the family who owned it, I also started my first drawings of how I imagined of house.