Jesse and Patrick; Carol and Sue on the swings in the background
The property has a great 'feel' - very good amount of land for Phnom Penh, mango and fruit trees and a large concreted area for children to play. The house is very interesting - a strange design for a residential house, but very promising for a caring facility. Downstairs has a huge bedroom (would take six people); and two additional good-sized bedrooms. Open rooms on the left and the right of the entrance would allow admin centre on one side; dining and waiting room/lounge on the other.
There are no interior stairs to the second floor. This actually could work as a positive in our situation. Access is via a metal staircase hung off the right side of the house! Upstairs has big kitchen, big lounge (training room and prayer room) and big bedroom. Additional outbuildings include a big kitchen area, garage, loo and storage.
This is a critical step for us and we know that we have to get it right. There is the opportunity to get an excellent facility with a May start date before our 5-weeks break - giving us a full-on focus from the time that we return. Our preference would be to keep our existing place too for teams - and find a couple to take over our top floor and anchor the rental.
It is all ears on here at this time!