Pair’s new house is on the house
A LONG running joke between Jasmin Hill and partner Cayla Scarborough won the pair a house in the Aussie Living Homes Win a House competition.
“Cayla is fully convinced in her soul that she is destined to win Lotto,” Ms Hill said.
“We’re always entering competitions like this.”
The couple won a one-of-a-kind Aussie Living designed three bedroom, two bathroom home ‘The Geo’, worth $106,352.
The home will be built on a plot they have purchased in Seville Grove.
Ms Hall didn’t expect anything when Aussie Home Living called to say they were a top 10 finalist.
“I thought yeah I’ll go, at least if we don’t win there will be free nibbles,” she said.
When the excitement died down the reality of being two students with a mortgage set in.
“We’ve just been speaking to the bank and had our financing approved,” Ms Hill said.
“We’ve taken on the major part of the mortgage and got a private loan from my parents which we’ll be paying back.”
The financial pressures will certainly be greater than those from their Redcliffe rental.
The couple got engaged a week before winning the competition and expect to be in their new home by the time of their wedding in April 2018.
“It doesn’t matter if the law hasn’t changed,” said Ms Hill
“We’ll just have a civil ceremony instead.”
Ms Hill has completed an Arts degree and will be starting a postgraduate degree in secondary teaching in 2017.
Ms Scarborough has pursued a degree in midwifery and her dream job is to work in the maternity department at Armadale Hospital.
“In the past two months we’ve got engaged, won a house and done the Michelle Bridges weight loss diet and lost 10kg and 4kg each,” said Ms Hill.
“When we won and they offered us champagne we were like, yes, we’re having champagne.”
Cayla Scarborough and Jasmin Hill celebrate winning their first home.