See their photos here
See their video here
couple Tyson Hill (36) and Rachel Rasch (35) live with their five-year-old son
in a rented 100-year-old railway cottage in windy Wellington – and are desperately keen to own
their own home.
highly entertaining, outgoing and creative couple, Tyson works as a bricklayer and
is a musician; he plays bass guitar, has played with many Wellington bands and likes nothing more than
jamming with a good bunch of friends. A former radio producer, Rachel loves to
spend time with her large extended Samoan family, as well as special time with
Tyson and their son Otis. The pair have known each other half their lives, and
been together for seven years.
and Tyson describe their style as vintage with a twist. They like simple
antiques and wooden features, as well as bright artwork and quirky objects.
became interested in architecture when her father’s oldest sister had a house
designed and built by Roger Walker. She says she is a magpie and loves to
collect old gilt mirrors and vintage china.
say the best room in the house should be the kitchen dining area as that is
where everything family orientated happens, however Tyson is keen to have a “ManCave”
where he can be creative. Tyson is also keen to use environmentally friendly
materials as much as possible.
and Tyson are complete rookies at interior house renovation, though through his
job, Tyson is experienced in landscaping, bricklaying and concreting.
MOST FRIVOLOUSLY EXPENSIVE ITEM
“A bracelet in France
– it was 185 Euro and at the time I had no money so I had to borrow money to
buy it. I hardly wore it and now I don’t even know where it is. Probably in
“When I was 17, I went to Surfers Paradise and blew all my money. I wanted to
live there and I came back in weeks.”