Open road beckons

Annemarieke Horsten, is selling up and moving on. Picture: Elle Borgward www.communitypix.com.au d402596
Annemarieke Horsten, is selling up and moving on. Picture: Elle Borgward www.communitypix.com.au d402596

For Parmelia creative Annemarieke Horsten, that dream is fast becoming a reality.

Until recently, Ms Horsten was living what for her had become a spirit-sucking life working on the mines.

‘Last year I met a fellow and we were going to buy a property together.’

Sadly the relationship ended before the sale went through. Two weeks after the break-up, her former partner died of a heart attack.

‘He had planted a seed, I was like ‘what is this all about, what is life all about?’ It’s not money.’

She left her job, took the first steps towards selling her property and for the past two weekends has held garage sales where people just walk through her home and make an offer for the items they fall in love with.

Ms Horsten is even giving things away to those she thinks could provide them with a loving home.

‘The gift of what I’ve been doing is giving things to people; this weekend I just want people to come and basically if they can’t afford to offer me anything ” just have it.’

When all the items are gone, she will pack up a four-wheel-drive and see where life takes her.

Her address is 19 Simmons Loop, Parmelia, and is open from 9am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.