Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

IN the good old days, a lot of peo­ple built their own houses, mak­ing ce­ment bricks af­ter work, then lay­ing the bricks at week­ends. Oth­ers built tim­ber framed houses, get­ting help from mates at week­ends.

When the house was up to ceil­ing height, the home builder could ap­ply to the bank for a loan to com­plete the house.

This sys­tem worked very well, with dif­fer­ent build­ing trades­men swap­ping days on each oth­ers’ house.

In those good old days, you could build a shed in your back­yard and live in it while build­ing your house, or build part of the house to live in. I used this sys­tem to get my first home. FRANK GRANGER, Ap­ple­cross.

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