Kandahar Village resident Pam on how downsizing worked for her

Downsizing can be a challenge, but it’s one that comes with plenty of rewards says Kandahar Village resident Pam Palmer.

Pam has lived at Enliven’s Kandahar Village in Masterton for about two years after moving from Tinui, east of Masterton.

After her husband died the large house she was living in became too much for her, and she decided to move.

The move required a bit downsizing, which saw lots of things go to charity shops. But Pam had plenty of room for the things that mattered most.

“I was sorry in one way, but I’ve got my precious things of my fathers and my mothers, and things my husband was given.”

She loves her villa at Kandahar Village and says it suits her beautifully. She is especially fond of the bathroom, which she says is a great size.

Pam says having a smaller home, along with Enliven taking care of property maintenance, makes things easy.

“It is so easy to manage, it is so easy to do your housework. It leaves you free to do other things.”

She says she is not one to make friends easily but has enjoyed the social nature of the village. She helps organise events such as a collection for the local food bank and fish and chip nights to watch the rugby.

Like many at the village she is eagerly awaiting the opening of the village community centre which will be a hub for village meetings, functions, and activities. It is expected to open early next year.

Kandahar Village is in Totara Street, Lansdowne, Masterton, and has villas available now. Call sales agent Nell MacDonald on 06 370 0662 to view today.

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