Cover of Facebook

October 18th, 2015 Share Share No comments

Don’t need to read any more of this post but this is all this post is about (mainly).


Well. How is my audience of bloggers going with your technology?

I for one am getting left behind, though… i trust you are doing fine!? I am getting so much interesting reading from far, afar and wide. Learning and changing and evolving…. it is BRILLIANT!

In the meanwhile back at the ranch i have taken a seat back in the designers chair again in a chance i’ve got lately! Just a little tweaking and changes to this software and system. I’ve worked with TubePress and some exciting new changes are streaming in days to come.

I find i am always innovating! Though since been away a long time, now there’s lots of catching up on to do. Busy focussing on doing reno’s and life activities had my attention focussed on that instead for the most part the last few years. I can see with the technology around today i’m getting left way behind. Yacks get me into gear and fire me up!

Essentially… i mapped out in my head initially – fairly much instantaneously – a series of thoughts flowing but in short that this site must get up too more modern times and i think set some pace for the future!? It always amazing me how the new direction starts changing with internet concepts and how the time comes for the cultures of people who are ready for the new! What i think are exciting things. Sometimes the concepts catch you by surprize and sometimes thanks heavens it’s about time that it got there. “Are we there yet!!!”

For instance a few examples outside of this sites offerings and relating to me and the business i’m starting to run is Cubbi, AirBNB and Uber. Uber in relation to my Uncle who runs Hotels in Melbourne City it has. Patrons with a little too much to drink can be taken care of with a quick call for a Uber Taxi, arriving at the door in record time compared to only not so long ago is a welcomed innovation and app he says to me. When the people and culture is ready the idea seeds and grows.

There is much more to come and the internet is still early days so i won’t go into to much of what i see to come for the purpose of this post. In some ways it’s scary and things will never be the same again. But let’s go on with what i posted this for.

I always try to find inspiration from somewhere and recently i had a huge huge ‘Aha’ moment when i read a post by a Richard Branson blogger. It dawned on me that that was the exact description of the life i was living. I identified with the sense of adventure in the post about ‘Vagabonds’. It was a new word for me i have never heard of. So to me it was a translation in English of the direction i’m heading in! It all blends in well with regards to the tourism accommodation i am building and all 100% and good for the earth.

My passion all stems from the free spirit or the traveler and me believing it is the only way to go about ones life. I share that spirit with the guests & travellers that stay at my place. It’s this core that drives my passion and motivation for everything i do in Real Estate. It’s this that gets me out of bed in the morning!

It’s been a magnificent time for me with my passion of caring to and accommodating the needs of my Vagabond guests and tourists to come stay at my interesting accommodations. Being my guest they don’t just stay in a room in the corner, on a bed and cut up some food and boil two minute noodles on a Barbeque in some makeshift kitchen.

I offer new and interesting and changing things of in my accommodation all the time and usually i invent something on the spot and spare of the moment. Some of these things have been lighting a fire down the yard and inviting a group to join me for an evening of wine, music and tell and share stories. We’ve cooked some food and melted mash-mellows over the flames of the fire. It’s lovely…… my guests absolutely LOVE IT.

That got me to want to capture all that in a simple Facebook Cover Photo so i got the editor out and created my own! So now getting back to the long winded explanation of my post here today. As mentioned i was inspired with Mr Branson educating blog. I kind of tweaked my own thoughts into this and put my own twist of originality too this with just some simple one word descriptions and a few posts from around home to encapsulate it.

But i will link off to the seed post i drew my inspiration from. I love the way this post was written beautifully done!

THE most important person is you! This banner is for you so you now know what i am about and what my direct is. You should have clarity now as i have, too. We at least you know what im doing in my little world!

Happy net travellers and i hope to see you and chat to you around the campfire one day in real person where the ‘REAL’ magic begins! Funs great i suggest having as much of it as you can my guests certainly do!

Obviously… staying at my vagabonds stays also gives to free access to my property investing experiences and learnings!

A am going to be growing this concept further more for years to come! Setting in place management as i complete and grow each seed concept into each new lot and property. If this post ever reaches Richard i would be open to helping him with concepts and massive advertising opportunities in area i have not mentioned in this post. I would leave that for confidentiality with him one day to share with him! One thing i have learned is you don’t opening expose you best ideas these are left for behind closed doors!


Signed: The Old Jaffa Still Rolls!

The Jaffa below is just there to throw around using the mouse to press, drag and throw with the mouse!

It’s an easy life!

August 16th, 2015 Share Share No comments

It’s an easy life but someone has to live it.

I’ve been getting tucked in to a cosy place lately and getting into cooking some open fire food. In an Aussie camp oven or called a Dutch Oven in other parts. The food is to live for it is magnificent.

Things from roast organic vegetables baked and roasted meat or free range organic chicken eggs on toast baked over the coals. It’s nice cosy living and but someone’s got to live it, i’m making the most of it before my next chapter in life starts.

In this image where i made this my quote on is me baking the largest marshmallow i have ever seen for some Dutch people staying in my cabin in Australia. Delicious hot mets in your mouth as a sweet special desert.


My mum gave me a light that changed my life

August 10th, 2015 Share Share No comments

I feel so good about giving this light. My mum bought me a $14 ALDI solar light when i did not have any electricity for two years in Australia. It changed my life. I know how much it can change a life this light thing is the least but the best thing i can do. One more African is going to have light in there tent now.

Obama was recently here and Richard Branson promoted my to give one….. so i did. It is the most simple thing you can do but it is a great thing that you can give selfishly to change these peoples lives.

“I feel so good about giving this light. My mum bought me a $14 ALDI solar light when i did not have any electricity for two years. It changed my life. I know how much it can change a life this light thing is the least but the best thing i can do. One more African is going to have light in there tent now.” ~ Jaffasoft

Dear Jaffasoft,

We are absolutely thrilled to have received your recent donation which we will use to help replace kerosene lamps with clean, safe solar lighting.

With your support we can continue to provide solar lights to families in Africa at an affordable price. We believe that by selling solar lights, rather than giving them away as aid, we are building a sustainable market that will leave a lasting legacy. What’s more, all funds from the sale of lights will be recycled back in to our work to help buy more solar lights. So your donation lasts even longer.

We’re making great strides in lighting homes by harnessing the extraordinary power of the sun. With your help, we can light up Africa! Find out more about your impact here.

Once again, thank you for your support.

With best wishes,

The SolarAid Team

P.S. If you have any questions or want to know more about our work you can either send us an email at or drop us a line on 020 7278 0400.

If you’d like to stop being selfish and start to give for something i’d also encourage you to do it and feel good. You have it so good in Australia. Greed is bad it’s a decease like a cancer and it’s not good for you. Share the good.

One peace of paper

July 22nd, 2015 Share Share No comments

This is an ‘Occupancy Permit’ council issued that says i can “legally” live in this cabin.

Many interesting guests coming to stay from all parts of the world.


More photo’s here.

Jobs done mate!

Come stay and say G’day. You’ll have a self contained cosy cabin all to yourself or fields in complete tranquil privacy in a rural setting and country feel.

Email to Blog Members!

April 17th, 2015 Share Share No comments


I bet you forgot you were signed up to and NO, i have got nothing to sell you!

Hi it’s Daniel Cameron here, i run, i built the site from the ground up, i know it can be improved on but anyhow i hope you are getting some kind of satisfaction out of it. English and grammar is not my best subject so forgive me. I created at least five new playlists recently though and added around 40 new video for you to watch you don’t need english skills to watch videos so they suit me well. One playlist and brand new page is about Tiny Houses, i find it a fascinating and awesome movement that’s unfolding in recent times. Basically a Tiny House is built on a trailer and parked in your backyard. It’s simple living and brilliant. Finding these vids is easy after clicking here.

Which brings me to this which is similar in subject matter! I just came across something i thought worthy of letting you know about as property investors and or you may just be home owners, it doesn’t really matter who you are but you might like to share it with your friends, as it could help them too. Plus, i just wanted to send out an email using my blog software to my registered users for something to do. I wander after pressing this send button that it reaches the 2030 people that it tells me is signed up to the blog software?

I’m a big fan of change and innovation and things must constantly change and so does our perspectives. Have you ever been through the unnecessary complexity of hurdles you have to jump just to build a simple dwelling? I did it recently with a granny flat and a nightmare is a tame description. I do not particularly enjoy this process and i know damn well how much easier it could be. I often say that common sense is not that common at Council Offices.

I just signed this petition at that aims to change these council laws to make things easier for property investors or anyone alike that wants to build a small second dwelling in your backyard, but the notes in the page explains it better then i could so here it is below copy & pasted below with the link that takes you away to sign it. The main reason i sent you this email is to tell you about this as i think it worthy of you to know and get behind:

SIGN USING THIS LINK>>>> Clicking this takes you to the petition for signing!

START>>> ” Victoria has a housing crisis – our median house price is $649,000 and our median rent is $360 per week. We have 22,000 homeless people and 35,000 people on the public housing waiting list. Older people do not have enough options to downsize within their communities and kids can’t afford to leave home. Our average new house is 241m2 – the largest in the world and yet our household sizes are shrinking. We are just not building enough small affordable homes in our middle suburbs because our planning rules make this type of development expensive and complicated. We need to change our rules for granny flats to match NSW, WA and ACT. In those States it is possible to build a small secondary permanent dwelling behind an existing home which can be used by dependents or rented out to unrelated parties – all without planning approval or requirements to subdivide. This helps to provide a diversity of accommodation in the suburbs where there is already infrastructure and services. It allows for relatively inexpensive small dwellings to be built which deliver affordable rental property to an increasingly unaffordable market. Its a smart, easy change to our rules that will support affordable housing choices. ” <<< END SIGN USING THIS LINK>>>> Clicking this takes you to the petition for signing!

Apart from that what have i been up to? Well an article went in Your Investment Property Magazine the other month about how i started property investing after being inspired by and seeing this strange guy on TV a long time ago with (not bald hair than). But i started from homeless and living in a Van with a LapTop and bugger all money to my name in fact i did not have a red cent, because that was stolen out of my car at the time i decided to take this journey on. I’l leave you think who it was (the bald guy) but the article was about how i was selected as a placement of property investor of the year 2014. I did not win it but i came a place out of the whole of Australia in that year. You can read the full article here since the mag released it a month after the real mag was printed in a free distributable digital version. I will upload the PDF document they have given me one day!

Also other things i have been doing is finding Facebook an amazing tool! To give one insight the other morning when i woke up i opened the LapTop and there in my status was Mark Zuckerberg posting giving a questions and answers session and right in front of my eyes pops a question from Richard Branson to Mark about what the biggest benefits were going to be by connecting the 2/3 of the world that does not have Internet? It’s really a brilliant thing to be able to search for anyone’s name on Facebook and simply click ‘like’ on there profile to get updating insights direct to you each day.

Interactions like this make the internet an amazing place to be with the insights you gain reading the perspectives that other people have and share, i’ve found Richard Branson’s constant posts and blog insights into his life and way of thinking brilliant we are living in a time where this is an amazing thing to do. I’d like to know of other entrepreneurs that you have in your Facebook if you would like to reply to me i really like highly innovative people that like taking risk that other are scared to take and making changes in innovating and brave ways!

I have a page going on for property investors where i post small insights about whats going on in my humble part of the world too, if you’d like to join that to get updates all you do is click like once at the page, easy. Though this is mainly about my humble investments.

Well, i’m off to do some more reading…. cheers and lets sign this petition to try make things easier to add a small rental building at the back of our properties, it will generate more income for property investors and help our housing affordability and housing shortages not to mention homelessness.

Daniel Cameron aka #Jaffasoft

My Story is in YIPM Magazine

January 15th, 2015 Share Share 1 comment

Insert surprised expression. Oh gosh! A few months ago during the depths of winter something flashed across Facebook to enter investor of the year competition. I keyed in a few quick words and thought nothing more of it.

It turned out i was selected for a place. So here i am to tell you that you could read my story in the Feb 2015 addition of the Your Investment Property Magazine (YIPM) OUT NOW.

Most people will not find it much use on a larger good incomes of 30k plus or and have a second income (wife or partner). You will find it inspirational if you are trying to get started on a low income and don’t know how. I started with $14,131c income per annum on my own on a Disability Pension in Australia. Which earns me the title of “If i can do it anyone surely can”. No other income, no catches just pure blood sweat & tears.

My story tells about my struggles getting started and ambitions to buy real estate to a better life and how i want to get off the dole using real estate as the vehicle.

I also explain how the strategy i was taught to buy positive cash-flow properties in regional towns in Vic i found to be misleading and fundamentally flawed and unsustainable. And what strategy i have decided to do that will make much more money for not only me but yourself. If you want to know you can message me on Facebook or email me or whatever way you like and i could even mentor you.

Feel free to add me as a friend on Facebook and or message me with any questions? Here’s my profile:

Jaffasoft (Daniel Cameron).
“It’s not how $$MUCH$$ you get it’s what you do with it.” ~ Daniel Cameron
“Imagination and reality is two very different things. Dreamers that don’t take action will not experience success.” ~ Daniel Cameron

My Magazine Article

My Magazine Article

Jaffasoft (Daniel Cameron). creator.

Veranda & Carport

December 20th, 2014 Share Share No comments

To go over the newly built deck and as part of the council approved planning approval, over the last couple of days we got veranda posts concreted in and treated pine carport frame installed.

What i liked most about this other then finally getting this project close to finished is the simple little clothes line idea we installed. I imagined at first that it would need to be a new one for $300 and concrete it in somewhere outside. But two off cut boards and a few drill holes and a 30 mtr $20 roll of clothes line cord from the hardware store and it’s good and practical. It will shelter out of the rain and get a breeze through to dry clothes “not a worry, perfect”.

Photo on 20-12-2014 at 8.40 pm

Deck Building

December 3rd, 2014 Share Share No comments

deckThis is a development site where a 1BR unit is being built.

Got the decking boards on just yesterday. Here is the quick before & after shots of just the raw timber before it’s got any stain put on. We went with a treated pine timber and will add a stain to give it a Merbau look. To cover the 10 x 3 meter area cost around $1,000 including all the nails, timber plus a days labour to the trades person $55 per hour. It would cost two times this much and more for genuine Merbau. This will look close to being the same.

Any questions about building the deck feel free to ask below in the comments.