I was pleased with the turn out that we got on the 2012 SHD with 39 signed in visitors, our biggest yet. It kept Peter Lockyer (builder / architect) and myself (Richard Telford - owner builder) busy for six hours straight. As part of the day we were asked to get visitors to sign in and include their postcode. I decided to map the information that I collected so that I could visualise where people where coming from who visited our house. Most of the visitors came from towns directly south of us, Tallarook, Broadford, Kilmore and Wallan - within the Mitchell Shire. We had some from Melbourne, Heathcote and even a woman from Castlemaine. What was interesting was that there were only a couple of people from Seymour who turned up.
A big part of what I wanted to do with this project is to inspire and empower people to become more self-reliant. Here are some of the comments that we got in our visitors book on the day:
- Thank you for your generosity in allowing us to see your wonderfully inspiring property. - Deborah
- Thank you for letting us into your home. It is very inspiring to see what you have done and what we can do if we put our mind to it. - Colleen & Natalie
- Thank you very much for letting us into your home. You have done wonderfully well turning your vision into reality. - Dean, Wendy, Hazel, Astrid & Isaiah
- Thank you so much for sharing this amazing project. This is what the world needs to pursue, less commercial consumption and more sustainable living. Well done, an inspiration." James
|A look at where our visitors came from to visit the house in Seymour|
Unfortunately I forgot to put out my visitors book, but the feedback that I got was overwhelming positive. I did overhear one man say, "doesn't it give you a sense of hope seeing this..."
|The following day we had another tour, this time the Seymour Garden Club. Photo: Kunie|