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The story behind the ‘Avocado House’ in West Perth

Perth property owner John van Bockxmere decided to combine two of his great loves when he gave his West Perth home a makeover.

What are those two loves? Well judging by the photos you can probably guess – street art and avocados.

But John told Gareth Parker there was a little bit more to it than just a bit of fun.

He says he the ‘Avocado House’ is a dash of positivity in an uncertain world and hopes the concept encourages a civic-minded kindness where individuals invest in the happiness of others.

You can find the Avocado House on Hammond Street in West Perth


You can hear how the idea came about in the full interview above and find out more about the concept at

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