Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Bloom House Flip
4 followers -
Toowoomba house reno fundraiser to change lives
Toowoomba house reno fundraiser to change lives

4 followers
About
Posts

Post has attachment
Presenting the "Bloom Flip House" - A Truly Spectacular Showpiece Home for AUCTION: Sat, 12 August at 2 pm

Inspirational design and flawless execution has created this stunning, restored executive residence. This home has been impeccably renovated and boasts two large bedrooms and a third bedroom/office with spectacular city views.

A large masterchef kitchen featuring light cabinetry and an expansive Caesar Stone island provides an impressive entertaining/work space with technologically advanced smart appliances. The servery window leads to the alfresco BBQ zone for year round entertaining.

Additional features include remote controlled timed gas heating, reverse cycle air-conditioning, structured data cabling for high speed in every room, Crimsafe security, complete BBQ kitchen, and timed irrigation. Every inch of land has been maximised to create a beautiful setting for relaxed living.

This property is perfect for those seeking a luxurious heritage/contemporary lifestyle in East Toowoomba. Situated in close proximity to transport, the CBD and leading private schools.

http://www.successrealty.com.au/property/14-john-street-east-toowoomba-qld-4350-2/
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Join the Bloom House Flip Volunteer Team

Thank you for your interest in joining the Bloom House Flip volunteer team! We appreciate it very much. Please make contact with us by clicking on this link to fill in your contact details and roughly what area you would like to help in.

Thank you so much!
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Video internview of Leanne Burnett by The Chronicle #Toowoomba about the Bloom House Flip!
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Theme: House and Garden

Massive 2nd hand sale of – furniture, art, prints, frames, wall hangings, shelves, cushions, throws, bedding, linen, towels, curtains, appliances, lighting, decor, carpet, rugs, crockery, chairs, couches, tables, desks, adults books, garden items, building items, etc.

- Coffee & cookie stall
- Sausage sizzle & drink stall
- Cake & sweets stall
- Bunches of flowers for sale
- Entertainment (details to be confirmed)
- Plant stall
- Craft stall
- Opportunity to look through house at HALF WAY POINT

14 John Street East Toowoomba

For more information please contact:
Rebecca Pieper on 0429 497 501 (Toowoomba events)

Local couple Jason and Leanne Burnett are undertaking one of Toowoomba's largest home renovation projects in order to raise funds for charity organisation Bloom Asia.

Bloom Asia, founded by Australian couple Ruth and Murray Larwill, operates two vocational training centres in Cambodia. They teach cake artistry and hospitality to young women who have suffered serious human rights violations, and the program uniquely leads to full time employment in a social enterprise cafe and cake business. The profits from the House Flip Project will go toward setting up Bloom Asia's new training centre in the Philippines.

Already a number of local businesses and community groups have donated goods for the yard sale or offered their speciality trade skills for the renovation. Come along and join us at this event on a journey of transforming a house in order to transform lives.

bloomhouseflip.org
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Massive second hand sale of babies and kids items: clothes, books, toys, furniture, car seats, prams, cots, safety items plus:
- Coffee & Cookie Stall
- Sausage sizzle & drink stall
- Cake & sweets stall
- Bloom Stall
- Jumping castle
- Face painting
- Bunches of flowers for sale
- Balloon shape maker (to be confirmed)
- Opportunity to look through house PRE RENOVATION

14 John Street East Toowoomba

For more information please contact:
Rebecca Pieper on 0429 497 501 (Toowoomba events)

BEHIND THE EVENT

Local couple Jason and Leanne Burnett are undertaking one of Toowoomba's largest home renovation projects in order to raise funds for charity organisation Bloom Asia.

Bloom Asia, founded by Australian couple Ruth and Murray Larwill, operates two vocational training centres in Cambodia. They teach cake artistry and hospitality to young women who have suffered serious human rights violations, and the program uniquely leads to full time employment in a social enterprise cafe and cake business. The profits from the House Flip Project will go toward setting up Bloom Asia's new training centre in the Philippines.

Already a number of local businesses and community groups have donated goods for the yard sale or offered their speciality trade skills for the renovation. Come along and join us at this event on a journey of transforming a house in order to transform lives.

bloomhouseflip.org
Add a comment...

Post has shared content
‪#‎behindthescenes‬ ‪#‎howitallbegan‬
How the Bloom House Flip began...

I have a passion/talent for house and garden design and styling but I never knew that my passion for renovating homes could be used for good, even to change lives, until the beginning of 2016.

My sister, Ruth Larwill, is the Founder of an NGO called Bloom Asia so I have seen the amazing work they do to empower underprivileged women in impoverished communities over many years. They began this work in Cambodia way back in 2006. At our family Christmas gathering in 2015, I heard about the desperate need there is for similar work to be done in Cebu, Philippines.

I prayed about how I could help even though I was uncertain my skills could be used in any way. But I asked God “How can my love of house flipping contribute to His purpose for my life?”. While I was praying, the idea of renovating a house and giving the profit to Bloom came to me. I told my husband (Jason) about it and he said the most amazing thing to me that I replay over and over…. His words were, “it’ll be massive but if anyone can do it, you can”. This gave me the encouragement and confidence I needed to begin.

I found a suitable property (14 John Street, East Toowoomba) on line but it went off the market before I could inspect it. I then found 3 others but they sold so quickly that I realised the market for the ‘old renovator’ was so hot I had to be ready with finances to have a chance.

So I rang our local bank (Westpac Clifford Garden Toowoomba), because I previously have had such AMAZING SERVICE from two women (Julie & Sally). They are the most friendly, helpful, encouraging and competent women I have ever dealt with. Julie empathised with Bloom’s need to fundraise and worked so hard to help us! She arranged for bank fees to be waived and canvassed hard to get me the finance I needed. This was drawn out because our tax for the previous year was not processed and had to be done first. Although Julie did most of our loan approval, Sally also helped when we were faced with time deadlines. I would recommend both of these amazing women to anyone wanting a loan. They are BRILLIANT!

Meanwhile, to my surprise, I found 14 John Street back on the market, but this time, under a different agent at a REDUCED PRICE!!! I called and met the most wonderful Real Estate Agent - a man by the name of David Harms from Success Realty. He is the most conscientious agent I’ve dealt with. Although he was away at a conference he returned all my emails promptly; met me every time at MY convenience; helped us measure up the house; and being a seasoned renovator himself, he contributed his ideas on a new layout design. David was friendly, courteous, not “over-the-top”, genuine and a diligent agent. I would recommend David to anyone buying or selling property.

I was thrilled when David and Angela (his wife and business partner) continued their generosity by offering to sell the house and donate their commission to Bloom. Angela, has also offered to help with marketing in anyway! What an incredible couple...

I needed the services of a Solicitor next, so I contacted Andrew Taylor of Groom and Lawyers Solicitors. Andrew immediately agreed to do all legal work and searches for both buying and selling of the property at no charge! The contract was not standard and Andrew had to do a lot of extra work amending it to work in my favour. This was done on top of the agreed services. Wow! I am blown away by the generosity of our community in Toowoomba who want to use their skills to change lives.

Next on my list was to have plans drawn up to submit to council. This meant that I needed a Drafter. Our past Drafter could not work within our time frame but recommended us to a colleague “Owen Kleidon” of “StruXi Design” who agreed to work on our project with us.

The contract is unconditional now, with a settlement date of 20 July 2016! This is happening!

I am now focusing my work on my renovation design and writing letters to businesses asking for donations. The generosity form our community continued while shopping for house items...

Prior to my first shopping trip, I prayed that God would guide me to the businesses that He knew would help. I went into European Design for the first time and met Rebekah Pieper. She was so friendly and interested in the project. She had worked in missions in Thailand and offered to help in any way she could. One thing led to another and Bec has now taken over the fundraising section of the project freeing me to put more time into the house! Bec has a background in logistic managing, coaching, Real Estate and marketing. Having a break from overseas mission work, Bec is currently in retail as well as practising life coaching where she can help people get key tools and strategies they can utilise to live an extraordinary life. I am so glad she is on the team!

This story does not end here. We have had so many businesses offer to do work at cost and some have even supplied materials for free. I have dedicated a section on the @bloomhouseflip Facebook page to celebrate these amazing businesses...
Photo
Photo
16/07/2016
2 Photos - View album
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Meet the people and businesses behind the Bloom House Flip... :) Lives are changed forever because of the generosity and contributions of our community. #inittogether #Toowoomba

http://bloom-asia.org/houseflip
PhotoPhotoPhotoPhotoPhoto
16/07/2016
6 Photos - View album
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
#thewhy...

Bloom Asia bloomasia.org

Bloom Asia is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to empower underprivileged women in impoverished communities.
Women are often the most vulnerable and discriminated against in poverty-stricken communities, held back by a lack of education, opportunity and resources. Bloom Asia aims to change this. Through a program of education, vocational training and employment, Bloom Asia equips them with the skills they need to create a better future for themselves and their families.

Join with us in changing lives and transforming communities. #houseflip #renosforgood #inittogether
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Welcome to the Bloom House Flip for 14 John Street, East Toowoomba!

The potential for this house is incredible. The exterior has loads of street appeal already. A fresh paint and a cute garden should do the trick for the veranda and front area.

The front veranda will also have the old windows removed and pretty French doors added. The front room will become an office or bedroom and the living room will become the master bedroom.

The bathroom will become a European laundry with ensuite behind it while another room will be converted into a luxurious bathroom with free standing bath.

The walls in one of the bedrooms will be removed and it will become the living area.

And this is just the start of our plans... Watch this space as we add "before and after" photos so we're all part of the house flip!

#renosforgood #inittogether #Toowoomba #business #community #generosity #powerofacommunity #changinglives #makingadiference #empoweringtheunderprivileged

bloom-asia.org/houseflip
PhotoPhotoPhotoPhotoPhoto
16/07/2016
7 Photos - View album
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded