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ABOUT HOUSE NERD

If you're obsessed with houses, this is the blog for you! My name is Maya Anderson. I'm a house nerd and freelance journalist. Based in Perth, Western Australia, I write about homes, renovations and interior design for my job as a journalist and love houses of all different styles. But the ones I’ve always been the most drawn to are the ones that have a warmth to them, an invitingness. Modaokon is my way of looking more intimately at those places. Whether a Modaokon place is a cosy old Art Deco cottage, a light-filled beach house or a tiny flat furnished on a shoestring, they all have that welcoming feel, and Modaokon lets you peek into them.

I also love blogging about cool shops, interesting people in the business and I also love a great before and after story, whether it’s small (like a little old table) or massive (like a crumbling limestone mansion) You can read about some of these here.

I also blog about our renovations to our own home, The Crap Shack, a former display home built in the 1970s. When we bought it, it had barely been touched since that era, brown and pink rose-pattered ensuite, orange glass and pungent shagpile carpet included. You can check out our renovating adventures (and mistakes!) here.

You can follow me on , , ,  and  - and I love hearing your back and story suggestions. Hope you enjoy browsing Modaokon as much as I enjoy writing it - take the key and enjoy a tour!

You can get in touch with me through our Contact page here.

Disclaimer: This blog contains posts where I have been compensated in the form of monetary payment or product. While I love producing Modaokon, I always approached blogging as a business. It is now part of my job as a freelance journalist and it began with that goal in mind.

To keep Modaokon going, and with high quality content, I do take on monetary compensation for sponsored posts and links. I still write my honest opinions because (at the risk of sounding obnoxious) I have always been conscious that as a digital influencer I have a responsibility to be honest to my readers about the products and services I use and the companies I endorse, because without my loyal readers this blog would not exist. I am honest about my experiences in my reviews and am selective about the companies, brands and individuals I choose to work with (often choosing those whose products or tools we have bought previously and particularly like) and try to only pick companies where I feel their morales, values and aesthetics are in line with my own. To this end, not every one is a perfect fit and we end up working with a relatively small percentage of the companies that approach us. If you are interested in working with Modaokon, we would love to hear from you. Please feel free to drop me a line any time.