All this month, we have been running our biggest competition yet - #HBNB. Taking the ‘try before you buy’ notion to a whole new level, #HBNB is an Australian first and lets you win a night’s stay in our brand-new Cloverton display home in Kalkallo.

To celebrate, we welcomed the ever thrifty and stylish, Chelsea Thomas, writer of the popular blog @iheartbargains to stay at our Cloverton display home.

Chelsea is an expert in affordable fashions and home options, with her natural eye for style and uncanny ability to discover a bargain making her an expert when it comes to tips and tricks for the everyday Australian. 

Packing an overnight bag and with her hubby in tow, Chelsea headed to Cloverton to test out our bed and breakfast experience, which came complete with lux pamper packs by Afternoon Pick Me Up and a delicious morning breakfast.

Chelsea had full reign of our display home, trying and testing every last little detail of the Regent 22 design from the open plan kitchen and living area, to the master bedroom and bathroom.

“Vic Homebuyers Centre in Kalkallo did not disappoint. All the corners of the four-bedroom/ two-bathroom home were styled to perfection and to my absolute delight, there were many affordable brands peppered throughout the home,” said Chelsea.

“The house was so beautifully styled with little nooks for reading, books and side tables throughout. Styled shelves feature everything you need for your home to tick, with clocks, mini pots and plants, some memorable reads and a desk area for the studious among us."

At Homebuyers Centre, we are committed to providing affordable but stylish home solutions for first homebuyers, right down to the tiny details and Chelsea noticed each of these – even pointing out the gorgeous Target linen featured in every bedroom. 

“The Target linen and sweet prints (natural green foliage) provide a splash of green that is highly effective in making the room pop with some colour, without being too overbearing,” Chelsea added.

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“The study nook is gorgeous, with the ‘think happy thoughts’ canvas a really nice touch. Anything circular will make your house more homely than an object with sharp edges so always keep this in mind when styling your home.”
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#HBNB provided Chelsea and her other half a perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy the comfortable, chic setting for a night.

For your chance to win an experience like Chelsea’s, (PLUS get treated to a three-course meal prepared by Melanie Lionello of @Naturally_Nutritious) you still have a few days left to visit the Homebuyers Centre Display Home at Cloverton and share a photo from the home to Instagram using the hashtag #HBNB. You have until July 31st!

How it works:
Follow @homebuyerscentrevic on Instagram
Snap a photo inside a Homebuyers Centre Display Home and use the hashtag #HBNB
Make sure your profile is on ‘public’ so the entry can be viewed
Winner will be announced August 2017 and will get to spend an expenses-paid night in a Homebuyers Centre Display Home including a three-course meal from inst-famous chef, Melanie Lionello of Naturally Nutritious.

Here's a sneak-peak of the kind of feast you can enjoy via @naturally_nutritious:

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Images by Lizzie Halloran.