Having sold my first house to Ron and Vi Tartakover for A$2000 in 1951 to finance my rush trip to England at Christmas 1951 to see Dad after his heart attack I was left homeless but managed to board with the Tartakovers for a month or so while I built the cabin on top of the quarry. This required a lot of blasting of the rock face to achieve access for the car and material deliveries.
The cabin was a most useful interim house for me and suited my batchelor life very well up to 1956 when Hilary and I married and moved in to the final house after completion.
The Tartakovers subsequently sold OB1 in 1954 for $6000 making a very tidy 200% profit !
I learned about Australian real estate ‘principles’ the hard way.