Last week my I went out to a small town called Batchelor which is near Litchfeild National Park about 50km from Darwin. It is also near a town called Rum Jungle where my partner Dave reckon s he should live.
I love going out to Batchelor because it means I get to visit one of my favorite houses which belongs to a mate of Dave’s. The house was originally just a wooden frame with a tin roof and a few rocks here and there posing as walls . Since Dave’s mate bought it he has gathered more rocks and built the rest of the walls , cementing them in to give the place a cave like effect. Its awesome , I hope one day we can build something similar. Then again I change my mind every time I see a new house I like .. I guess I’m going to have to win the lotto and buy more than one … 😉
Here are a few pics of the house
The front of the house
The side of the house
The back of the house
The house is on a massive property which is surrounded by flood plains so it is necessary to have an kick- ass truck like this one ……
The only way to start this truck is with a knife … I have no idea why either but the ignition seems to be missing so that might have something to do with it.
Being surrounded by flood plains and bush in the Territory also means being surrounded by Buffalo ..
Ok they are a bit hard to see but I wanted to let everyone know what its like to drive in the bush with Dave. He will see one of these buggers 5km away and point it out like I care or something … then he gets all upset when I cant see it – Dave : “How can you not see that ?? Its right there , follow where I’m pointing , no not there , look where I’m pointing !” Me: ” I AM looking , I can’t see anything .. Oh ok maybe I can see a black dot … you know what I don’t even care , I hate Buffalo !!”
Which is pretty much the truth , I’m an animal lover but buffalo aren’t my favorites , they are big stupid angry animals that will stomp the shit out of any living creature in their line of vision … lucky they have crappy eyesight ! They don’t always do this but I have met a lot of people who have been chased or attacked by them and people do get killed sometimes. So I stay the hell away from them.
It’s always nice to get out to this property but sadly it will be sold in a couple of months. Id buy it myself except it is selling for the crazy price of $600 000 ! See what a pile of rocks can do !