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Your hosts - Raelene and Ian Purdey

Your hosts at SeaShells Penneshaw: Raelene & Ian Purdey

Both of us came from Adelaide where we raised two girls who have each now started their own families.

Having travelled to the Island on a number of occasions for fishing trips, recreation and other interests we always said, “we should buy a piece of land near the sea”.  With a “sea-change” in mind, in 2003 we did just that and set about designing the two separate dwellings that are now on the site.

We sold our home in Adelaide, purchased our Prado and a camper style Coromal caravan and moved to our block in May 2005.  By that time we had our approvals in place and had the compacted filling placed under the footprints of each dwelling. In the middle of the block we set up the caravan and garden shed fitted out with a camp shower, wc, washing machine and tools.

Both buildings commenced at the same time however due to the interest shown by passing holiday makers we decided to suspend work on our house and push forward with the rental house, SeaShells Penneshaw.  We accommodated our first guests in January 2006.  Subsequently we continued with developing the site with the construction of the driveway, garden beds, paving, borders and planting lawns.  We continued to live in the caravan until our house was completed in January 2008.  We moved the caravan in June 2008 and filled in the area between the dwellings, relocated the garden shed and completed the surrounding lawn and garden bed.

Address:   178 Karatta Terrace, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5222
Postal:   PO Box 671, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5222
Phone: From overseas:   +61 417 197 274

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