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Our Conversion at Crystal Creek

For reasons to this day truly unknown, my wife Carmen desperately wanted to buy an old country church. She thought that converting it into a yoga/Pilates studio would be the most fantastic idea. After checking out a few converted buildings she decided to start with a fresh canvas—a little church put conveniently on the market by the Catholic Parish of Murwillumbah. We are going to Crystal Creek. Half an hour from the Gold Coast—paradise of surfers, nightclubs and skyscrapers—there is a completely different, bucolic world. Crystal Creek is nothing more than a tiny hamlet: a handful of houses spread out…

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