‘The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.’
Wow, 40 years since the very first issue of The Owner Builder magazine hit the streets! As the third owner, I am extremely proud to have been part of the evolution of this publication. It has always been a team effort – staffers, advertisers, contributors, subscribers and readers – all working together to create and share this invaluable resource. Real stories about real owner builders. In celebration of 40 great years, this was a bumper 132-page issue.
It was therefore with a very heavy heart that I announced it was the final issue.
I had so hoped someone suitable would show up to carry on the legacy, but it was not to be. I absolutely HATE closing down; it feels as if I’m letting John and Gerry, Russell and Valerie – and myself – down! However, it is time for me to move on.
I’ll keep the website, blog, newsletter and social media going for a while, to share the more common useful information, like regulations, association contacts, etc. The full archive of issues in digital PDF format is available through the online shop. I have also uploaded all back issues to the National Library online archive, as I don’t want this wonderful record of owner building in Australia to be lost forever.