WEST FINDS HIS OWN PLACE FOR A COTTAGE

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River Cottage Australia host Paul West has bought his own slice of par­adise — not far from the real River Cottage in Cen­tral Tilba, on the NSW South Coast.

West and part­ner Ali­cia Cor­dia wel­comed a son, Otto, in March, and as River Cottage Australia en­ters its third sea­son, have de­cided they have found home.

“We’ve bought a block of land not far from here — 10 times as big as here ( River Cottage) — it’s where I en­vis­age be­ing for the rest of my life,” West says.

“I’ve trav­elled around Australia and lived in many dif­fer­ent states and towns.

“It’s taken two years shoot­ing the show here, and this is to­tally home.

“The show has fos­tered that be­cause I’ve been out in the com­mu­nity so much. It’s kind of fast-for­warded our in­te­gra­tion into the com­mu­nity by like a decade — we know so many peo­ple, it’s fan­tas­tic.”

The cou­ple are in no hurry to build on the new land — West for now has his hands more than full with River Cottage.

“I don’t know that I could do any other show. I love this one,” West says. RIVER COTTAGE AUSTRALIA, LIFE­STYLE CHAN­NEL, TUES­DAY, 8.30PM

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