Pair’s new house is on the house

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

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.

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