Friday 31 October 2014 15:59.
Karstan and Max
From New Castle, New South Wales and have been engaged for two years
These young lovers believe life is one big adventure. They travelled the world together for two years – backpacking across Europe, walking 900 kilometres across France and Spain in matching pink thongs – and drove a 1971 Kombi 40,000 kilometres around Australia.They applied for The Block with their next adventure in mind, seeing it as the chance to tick something else off their bucket list and arm themselves with more tales for their nursing home days.
They have approached their own home reno as an extension of their adventures now they are established in Merewether.
Rather than a chore, their reno is a hobby they can get stuck into together with the music turned up, singing and dancing along the way.
Max is impressed by Karstan’s energetic approach to everything he does and his ability to master tasks with ease.
She loves that he enjoys making people laugh, but says: “sometimes he can take things too far and push people’s buttons the wrong way and is just annoying.”
Their own home is a world away from the inner-city Prahran apartment they will bring to life. They have a single-storey, three-bedroom 1930s bungalow in beachside Merewether with a sustainable edge and vintage style.