Victorian residential builder Watersun has banded together with the Victorian building community to provide a brand new, fully customised and automated home for thalidomide survivor Lyn Rowe and her parents. A large three bedroom, two bathroom home was built by Watersun with the support of many of their suppliers and tradespeople.
The building group became involved with the family around six months ago, when they were asked to visit the home with the view to undertaking much-needed repairs. Understandably the Rowes’ main focus has been caring for Lyn 24 hours a day for almost 50 years.
It was quickly established that, given the dilapidated condition of the house as well as the many difficulties Lyn’s parents were dealing with, it would be much better to demolish and build a new house on the site. The task began of understanding exactly what was required and getting some key suppliers involved to assist with materials and specialised equipment.
The Lyn Rowe Project was born.