COBAKI Convenience Store proprietors Bill and Donna Morrison with their children Jake, 7, and Will, 9.
COBAKI Convenience Store proprietors Bill and Donna Morrison with their children Jake, 7, and Will, 9.

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LIVING and working under the one roof has significant advantages for family life, according to a couple who moved from the Gold Coast to the Tweed specifically to enjoy that lifestyle. Proprietors of the Cobaki Convenience Store, Donna and Bill Morrison, have been living in a home above their new shop on Piggabeen Road since December last year and say they love it. "It's good for the family because we are here all the time," said Mr Morrison, who has three boys with a fourth child expected. "The only bad thing about it is we can't really go away on a holiday as a family together because someone needs to be here." Mr Morrison, a builder by trade, said he moved to the shop for "a bit of a change in lifestyle" and because "it gives me more time with the kids". The lifestyle also gave him the chance to get things running at the shop in the morning, then duck out while Mrs Morrison minds the shop. He said that allowed him to attend his children's school sporting events and coach their local football team. "It frees up a bit of time for me to do a few things for the community and for the family," he added.



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