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On the Edge

Our future selves are influenced early in life, by the happenstance of childhood and the domestic settings that shape our formative years. Both Ryan and Brooklyn were raised on rural properties – on King Island and in far north Queensland – so it was natural for their adult selves to feel the urge to leave the city in search for a place that supported a slower pace and larger expanse. They found that a few years ago at Montville, on 16 hectares of Sunshine Coast hinterland. “We wanted to build a place where all our family could come together,” Ryan says. "But we also had strong feelings about sustainability and wanted that place to be part of its natural environment and be connected to the hinterland.”

The decision

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