The Camira homestead where kids roamed free
THE Headley family of seven were running out of space in Gailes, so they moved into a 10 metre caravan on three and a half hectares while Peter Headley and his dad built this homestead at 63-65 Cairns Road, Camira.
“It was a big adventure,” Mr Headley said of the time in 1979.
A shed was built at the back of the house to provide shower and toilet facilities and storage for furniture until the five-bedroom lowset house was finished. This has since been turned into a guest cottage.
Mr Headley’s late wife, June Headley, swapped some ducks for a goat after their daughter could no longer drink cow’s milk and it wasn’t long before she was running their own registered goat milk dairy with over 100 animals.
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In 2002, the family subdivided the land into six lots of between 4000sq m to almost 6000sq m, making 6/63-65 Cairns Road their new address.
“We wanted a less hectic life, more tranquil, and from the road you wouldn’t know there are houses here,” he said.
Since the subdivision Mr Headley has added a new kitchen, all new bathrooms, a laundry, TV room with cupboards, and another triple garage and carport.
He has retiled the floors, put in cedar sliding doors and a pivot door in the front, and added a bay window in the family room which is a favourite spot.
“That’s opened this area up so you can see the entertainment area outside from the family room.”
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