A couple who spent two years travelling around Australia in a kombi servisi van have finally settled down after purchasing a rundown brick property and transforming it into their dream home in just three months – without any renovation experience.  

, 28, and her husband Domenic Palumbo decided to join the ‘van life’ adventurers popularised on in 2017, running their wine company while on the road and posting incredible photos along the west and east coasts.

But after deciding to move back to their hometown of , South Australia, last year to lay down more permanent roots, the couple struggled to find a property that matched their needs.

Elise Cook and her husband Domenic Palumbo (pictured) decided to join the ‘van life’ adventurers popularised on Instagram

That is, until a friend told them about a place he owned that they could move into the very next day if they wanted to.

Without even checking out the interior, Elise and Domenic bought the house in March 2018 and unknowingly signed up to 24/7 hard labour for kombi servisi three months when they got the keys in September.

‘We’ve never renovated anything before. In fact, we didn’t own any tools other than a screwdriver and a hammer until a year into our

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    'With the little ensuite we pulled out the old vanity mirror and light, and then revamped the old vanity unit by changing the handles over,' she said
    'We got the Jones & Jones Concrete basin from Highgrove Bathrooms, as well as their Brass tapwear, and gorgeous big brass shower head and taps,' she said
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    The ensuite bathroom went from a dull blue colour to an edgy Moroccan brown and orange with gold accents

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