+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 17 of 17
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    11,313
    Thanks
    1,749
    Thanked
    1,817
    Reviews
    24
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by ciaomamma View Post
    It's really interesting to read about how large some properties are! 200 acres... 22000 acres that's massive!
    The property we're looking at is already fenced and has an electric gate, from the pics it doesnt have a driveway... just grass. The current owners obviously spent some thought and money into it, there would be nothing to do at all but move in, it's just a mater or figuring out if we want that much space and if we'd be up to it... being suburban people so far...
    I just wonder if you'd know what was going on on your land on 3 acres, and if we'd get animals roaming...
    Animals roaming? We have 3acres on fenced mowed land and I can see all of it. It's not really that big when you look at it. I can't see the other 3acres as its unslashed and overgrown.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    47
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked
    5
    Reviews
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by ciaomamma View Post
    It's really interesting to read about how large some properties are! 200 acres... 22000 acres that's massive!
    The property we're looking at is already fenced and has an electric gate, from the pics it doesnt have a driveway... just grass. The current owners obviously spent some thought and money into it, there would be nothing to do at all but move in, it's just a mater or figuring out if we want that much space and if we'd be up to it... being suburban people so far...
    I just wonder if you'd know what was going on on your land on 3 acres, and if we'd get animals roaming...
    My husband and I moved onto this place six years ago from a capital city and now we say that we couldn't go back to house block. So I think it's what you get used to :-) we just love the space and ability to do our own thing. Mind you though, some of friends cannot picture themselves living where we are, so each to there own. Good luck with your decision!

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    5,122
    Thanks
    2,309
    Thanked
    2,916
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    If the driveway is just grass you'll need to think about access in wet weather when the track may not be passable to normal vehicles. Will depend on what sort of dirt you have and the rainfall and drainage.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Penrith
    Posts
    5,261
    Thanks
    1,742
    Thanked
    524
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    I'm on 5 acres but I have cows on 2 of them, so I'm responsible for 3.

    I've done the grass by foot a few times when my ride on is broken. I do it for 2 hours a day over 3 days. The edges I spray with poison or the cows get let out of the paddock. It's awesome for the kids, but during summer you need to cut the grass every 2 weeks. We get mice once or twice a year, crickets yearly (both inside) haven't seen a snake yet but have been told we gave red bellies somewhere(By the old Gardner) and of course we have plenty of huntsmen.

    It's awesome for the kids, it's hard work, but I'm a single mum and manage.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    3,362
    Thanks
    532
    Thanked
    1,195
    Reviews
    9
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    We are currently looking at buying a property on 5 acres. I think it depends a lot on the type of land you have. Much of the property we are looking at is what you would consider unusable. Basically it slopes and is fairly rocky and has trees all around the bottom but the area around the house is cleared.

    There would be minimal mowing in this place purely because of the area it is on, it's not overgrown with grass iykwim and the current owners put in some artificial lawn, so no maintenance!!

    There will be a little upgrading necessary for puppy proofing fences but we will put a smaller fence closer to the house so we can always see the dog.

    In regards to animals, there are kangaroos but that's not a problem. Don't know what else you would expect.

    Other things I hadn't thought about were if the property is on septic and the upkeep of that. And rain water, does it have a big tank that would service all of your needs.

    I know it's an essay but were just about to put an offer in so have been living this!! I'm so excited, can't wait for our kids to grow up in the semi rural lifestyle with room to explore and have fun!!

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    3,816
    Thanks
    379
    Thanked
    390
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    We have 2.5 acres, fully fenced and mowed (no paddocks), with electric gates. Biggest maintenance issue is mowing. When we bought, the ride on mower was included with the property, so maybe see if that is an option. DH loves mowing so it is really no issue for us. Otherwise, we have a number of large gum trees so picking up sticks and branches can be a bit of a pain. Spraying weeds as well. A bit of a pain with electric gates is getting deliveries etc. But we have a dog so it is always closed, if you didn't then you could leave them open. If you aren't on town sewerage you will need to arrange and pay for septic tanks to be emptied.

    We love acreage. We both grew up on farms, so town blocks don't appeal to us at all.

    Eta - We love the animals. We have bird feeders and have galahs, rosellas, rainbow lorikeets, currawongs etc. We have bush turkeys and possums, and the occasional koala. Snakes can be an issue on some rural properties, you can install snake deterrents.
    Last edited by Pina Colada; 10-07-2013 at 10:00.

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    339
    Thanks
    685
    Thanked
    200
    Reviews
    0
    Haven't read all the replies but saw you mentioned the possibility of adding a granny flat - make sure you check with the local council to see if that's allowed. Some councils have some rules about acreage being primarily for farming land and get funny about extra dwellings.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Where do you live? Is it a good place to live?
    By Teley in forum General Chat
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 29-10-2012, 06:09
  2. Where would you live?
    By Guest1234 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 03-09-2012, 23:58
  3. He wants her to live with him...
    By LivinOnAPrayer in forum Single Parents
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 01-08-2012, 11:59

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Green Kids Modern Cloth NappiesGreen Kids manufactures gorgeous washable and reusable modern cloth nappies in Oz plus a full range of super absorbent ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Embryo qualityIVF Newbies - What you want to know
I am...#21General Chat
Noble NovemberConception & Fertility General Chat
House clothes/cleaning clothesGeneral Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
how do you stopGeneral Chat
Tigger warning** advice sexual abuse from siblingGeneral Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›