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Sapphire Beachfront home is building new lives

DONATING TIME: The Rescue House project is progressing with the help of local tradies.
DONATING TIME: The Rescue House project is progressing with the help of local tradies.

WORK on the "Rescue House" at Sapphire Beachfront Estate is racing ahead.

The frames for what will be a luxury beachside abode have gone up, giving locals a better vision of the finished product.

Rescue House is being built using donated time, labour and building materials.

On Friday Geoff Harrigan of Harbour Design Homes, Leon Pennell, Steve Bosshard, Andrew McLennan of SpynaDecks and Jon Brown of Jonathon Brown Carpentry gave their time to get the frames in place.

The man behind Rescue House, local builder Steve Brown, said the support from the local trades had been fantastic.

"As people hear more about it we're getting more offers of help, we're really happy with how it's going," he said.

The finished house will be auctioned, with all money raised to go to charities helping rescue young girls from the sex trade in Thailand.

Steve is hoping the house will be finished in January, when it will be opened to the public to inspect before it is auctioned by The Edge Real Estate.

But some extra help is needed to get the project through to completion; more donations.

Steve said they need a lot more donations of internal fixtures and fittings, all of which can be "bought" on the website.

Internal doors can be "bought" for $80 and 10 bricks cost $14 at rescuehouse.com.au.

Topics:  building industry, sapphire beach, sex trade, thailand



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