• THERE are plenty of hard luck stories around these days detailing young people’s struggle to get a grip on the property ladder.

Lucas Laxale’s story is not one of those, but the happy ending hasn’t come easily.

The 30-year-old started his entrepreneurial career at the tender age of just eight when he wanted a puppy.


30-year-old Lucas Laxale started saving at eight years old and didn’t complete his school certificate, today he owns a $3 million property. Pic; Adam Yip/ Manly Daily