It has been a rough few years for the Pascoes, trouble with a building company left their new dream home idle and unfinished - and then the huge storm front we had recently decimated the fledgling house.
In 2017, the young family sold their place at Hyland Park in the hopes of settling into their dream home in Wirrimbi - yet ever since that day they've been bombarded with bad luck that has seen their lives upended.
"We signed up to build a new home, we thought it would be an easy process, but it's been a shocking few years. Sometimes you just can't win," Troy Pascoe told the Guardian.
"The building company has gone into administration leaving us with an unfinished home and out of pocket; then the storm came through, we got smashed."
To make things worse, insurance is unlikely to cover even half of what they have lost, and the Pascoes could lose everything they have built.
"In NSW home warranty only covers a maximum of $340,000, while that will help, we will probably come out of this pretty badly," Mr Pascoe said.
"The eaves were ripped off; there is flooding through the ceiling, windows were smashed, doors were blown in, the insulation is wet, mould will probably set in. The shed was hit badly too; we were storing a lot of our belongings inside.
"There is no insurance for the shed, because the build was still ongoing, nobody would ensure it because the block was still a construction site."
Mr Pascoe did everything he could to ensure his family would have a home, but unfortunately there was no way to foresee the carnage left in the wake of the storm which tore Wirimbi and Newee Creek apart.
"We did the right thing, we insured what we could, paid our premiums, we followed every law and government regulation and we are still in dire straits," he said.
With their dream home in ruins from both man made and weather issues, the Pacoes are living at an old caravan yard owned by a family member.
"It's undercover and has been converted into a little room, it's heart-breaking for the kids, but they seem to be coping well, they are fairly resilient. We just don't know what is going to happen at this point," Mr Pascoe said.
"There has been so much community support, I'm thankful too for all the people and businesses who have come forward to offer help. We have lived here all our lives and it's great to see the community supporting their own. Some of them don't even know us and they are still offering help."
A concerned friend has set up a go fund me page to assist the embattled family. Everyone interested in helping can donate here.