Despite the claims of property developers and real estate agents, they can sell us neither homes nor lifestyles. We create homes; we live lifestyles. They can only sell us a place to live but they keep trying: they now offer us the opportunity to purchase ‘life spaces’: in other words, apartments.

I discovered new phrase on my evening walk by the beach. In WA we do need more life space, but no one wants to go east except backpackers, and not only the German ones. Metropolitan Perth is extended north and south and now there are only two options: build up, or develop underwater cities.

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