Picking out Jess and Peter Senior’s new home in Thurgoona will remain an easy task for some time.

Along with their baby son Jed, seven months, Mr and Mrs Senior will be the first residents of Wirlinga Park, an estate off Kerrs Road and, for the moment at least, their house stands alone on the site. “The little fellow’s going to love running around the paddocks until someone else starts to build there,” Mr Senior says, smiling.

The Seniors wondered whether to join the development at this early stage but the 810sq m block fitted their wish to be a little out of town. “Someone’s got to start, so why not us?” Mrs Senior says.

Continuing the new experiences, this is the couple’s first home and they decided to tackle building rather than buy an existing property. “We just couldn’t find the right thing,” Mr Senior says. “You’re looking at old homes with old problems; why renovate when you can buy new?”

A tour of display houses led them to Cavalier Homes Albury-Wodonga and they adapted one of the building company’s plans to suit their need