In 1999 Bryan Mackenzie decided he wanted to find a house which he could share with family and friends. He received encouragement from his children, who were now in their 20’s, to look for a family retreat, that they could all share.
The property criteria Bryan came up with was:
-the retreat should be a few hours from Melbourne,
-a place they (family and friends) could all spend time together
-in a district where there were many places to eat and visit,
-somewhere, that in order to finance this dream, could be shared with paying guests.