Jason Gettingby along with his father, Ted, are the owners and operators of Karrinyup Waters, a caravan park based in Gwelup that has been operating for over 45 years.
The park is frequented by self catering short term tourists looking to visit Perth, though not necessarily stay in the CBD, as well as corporate clients or interstate/overseas relocating workers.
The 16 home project, located adjacent to the caravan park on Feldspar Parade in Gwelup, came about primarily to mitigate the impact of noisy neighbours on the business.
"Over many years the 5 acre property on our northern boundary had a number of tenants whom negatively impacted our business from noise they produced", said Jason.
"When the land came up for sale we first and foremost wanted it purely to protect the integrity of our caravan park. We just needed a 'build-to-rent' project to make it viable", he concluded.
The project involved building 16 two storey 4x3 homes that offered a multi-generational one bedroom apartment within the home, with its own private entry to the property.
This meant the homes were flexible enough to give the Gettingby family plenty of options for short stay accomodation as they can be rented as one 4 bedroom home or one 3 bedroom home plus an additional one bedroom guest apartment.
"The homes appeal to a wide range of family or corporate tenancy circumstances and provides us the largest pool of tenants to select from," said Jason.
Unfortunately for the client, the project commenced under Builton, who went into receivership shortly after construction started.
"It was a stressful time initially, but fortunately we had engaged a project manager to oversee the build prior to the Builton collapse. This proved to be a godsend as it allowed us to navigate a very difficult circumstance relatively easily. We tendered the project to a number of builders whom were synonymous with good quality product and were able to base our decision on that tender process and the associated meetings that were held," said Jason.