Not sure if this is the right section but i really need some help from those of you with partners who / or you ,commuting around one and a half hours + a day.
I live in sydney , the eastern suburbs. We pay $670 a WEEK for a run down 2 bedroom tiny house with small yard. We are close to wonderful things such as parks ect.... I have a boy of 8 months and a boy who is 2.5 and at the end of year is seeing a pediatrician as he maybe on the autism spectrum. He can be wonderful but also a huge handful when out and about and he really enjoys open spaces , running and also staying home with his toys and brother.In this house you can hear next door recharge the ipod so you can imagine what else we hear!
Anyhow, my husband and i have finally been able to save a deposit and the bank will let us borrow up to $600,000 which we don't really want to as it would be hard to pay anything except interest. So we are looking at moving out and finding a house with a garden .
So ,the advice i need is what is the commute like for you , for example I want to move to leura , blue mountains, its more ME..... I love the mountains , love the air, im a bit of a hippie and we could get a decent garden for around $400,000. Im then thinking of getting a very cheap bachelor apartment in sydney as an investment to keep for years and sell at retirement . I thought my husband could use it to stay overnight in sydney 2 nights a week.
I would like to know how bad is a commute of up to 2 hrs, do you have a different relationship with your husband/ partner? Does you or your partner resent it or happy on the weekend to see the kids happy and in fresh air?
I dont have any help in sydney and the friends I made have either moved or moving eventually.
I cannot stand the idea of living with two noisy boys in a tiny art deco apartment being quiet all the time so my husband can walk to work.Also paying close to $600,000!
Any advice appreciated especially from those who live in the mountains or wollindilly area like picton.