Keeping family together in Moora
When Oscar Almeyda Jnr and his family migrated from the busy streets of Manila in the Philippines to the relaxed lifestyle of Moora seven years ago, it was a big change for them, but exactly what they wanted.
“Moora is a very quiet place with very lovely people. We had enough of the city life back home and preferred to start a new life here [in Moora] than another city … it is a perfect place to live.”
Oscar, a first home buyer, purchased the Pilbara home where he and his six other family members now live together.
“I must say it has been a great experience for me to be part of and also my family too who helped me. Choosing the perfect home is very difficult. I did a lot of research before I decided to go ahead.” As well as giving Oscar information the first time he visited TR Homes, sales consultant Mitch offered him advice.
“When I first visited the show room Mitch was the consultant on duty that day. I asked a few questions and he gave me a few ideas, designs, prices etc. My first impression was he’s quite friendly but it didn’t stop there.
He gave me advice on what would best suit me and my family in the long run and it turned out really well in the end.”
For a household of seven, the Pilbara was an ideal option for Oscar and his family as it has all the space, privacy and functionality you want in a family home including four generous bedrooms, two bathrooms and a spacious kitchen, living and dining area.
“I guess what made me choose the Pilbara was the space – the open plan kitchen and living room idea. Back in old days or tradition way, it is always separated for those two. Like having your kitchen and dining in one room and your living room in another. The Pilbara is flexible you can make your kitchen a bit bigger or ceiling higher without affecting the whole plan and it still works.”
Oscar has seen Moora develop since he first arrived. He works as the assistant manager at Farmer Jacks Foodworks, “the new shop in town, as they all say.”
“I remember when we first came here nearly seven years ago there’s hardly anyone you will see around town during the day. But now things have been growing so well, the Shire of Moora is now developing itself.
For example, there are two grocery stores in town which then help attract more people from other places like Dalwallinu, Coorow, Miling and further up north and in land. The Shire of Moora has five major banks in town which adds to the interest of outside people doing their business close to the Shire.”
Oscar and his family have been in their new TR home for over a month now.
“It’s been great to see the outcome that I was expecting from the house. Big space, more natural lights, now we’re heading to winter and I can feel that the house insulation really does work on the cold nights.”
“My experience with TR Homes has been amazing and wonderful from the start until the end. I hope their company will be successful in this business of changing how we build a house in this generation.”
For more information or to download a brochure, visit www.trhomes.com.au/the-pilbara.