The first time I caught the train from Gerringong, a few things didn’t quite fit in to what you would consider a regular commute. I got a park a few metres from the platform, I could only use coins to buy my ticket, the train was diesel and there was a beautiful old building directly opposite the station.
The Gerringong Cooperative Factory has stood its ground since something like 1888. It used to be the place where the local farmers would pool their produce. Now it’s home to a dance studio and Pete, who has a mean eye for timber and turning it into beautiful pieces of furniture.
Kesh and I wanted to buy this old building. Turn it into a house/studio/restaurant/B&B/the-most-awesome-place-that-you-have-ever-been-in-your-whole-life. Unfortunately, we couldn’t come up with the near million dollars it just sold for.
Snaps below feature Pete in his space, doing what he does.