A New Place to Call Home


If you happened to see us on House Hunters International, you might remember that the greatest drawback to the house we chose was its small compound, which left little room for Max and Elly to play, and zero green space.


But that’s soon about to change as we move to a new house (minus the HGTV cameras and reality-TV fame) in the next few days!

Our new house, which is owned by dear Tanzanian friends of ours who live in the US, has a oodles more outdoor space for Max and Elly to roam, and lots of trees and bushes.




It even has a banana grove, which Kakasii is super excited about.


There’s also room to expand our egg-production empire and to put in a kitchen garden, which I’m pretty excited about.


And room enough to park my car and two safari vehicles.


But perhaps the best exterior feature is Max and Elly’s new bedroom.


Just kidding. Sorta. I have threatened a few times to make this their room if they don’t behave.

Since our friends have lived in the States for many years, the house hasn’t received much love and attention for a long time, so there’s been a lot of work to get everything back into working order and move-in condition.

Much of the electrical and plumbing had to be repaired or replaced, the interior needed repainting, and the entire house and compound needed a good cleaning. So over the last month we’ve been working on all of that and I’ll be revealing several before and after photos in the days to come. Who knows, maybe this project will land us back on HGTV! 🙂

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13 Responses to A New Place to Call Home

  1. Jeanne Gilbertson says:

    Enjoy your new home!

  2. Carla says:

    Looking forward to visiting your new home next Spring – just hope we don’t have to share Max & Elly’s airy room.

    • Yeah, I’m still trying to figure out guest accommodations at the house. Godi will be away at school when you’re here, but Ombeni will be back home. But I’m sure we can figure something out that won’t involve you sleeping outside.

  3. Janis Poppe says:

    How wonderful! You should all enjoy this very much.

  4. connie says:

    That’s wonderful. I hope the move goes smoothly.

  5. Don’t lose the kids in that big area ! . Looks really neat!

  6. Margo Sandahl says:

    Congrats on your new home!

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