Sunday, 3 June 2012

The First Big Step

Well I have finally taken the plunge and bought a block of land.

My first.

It is 25 acres (10.1 hectares) of former sheep grazing land in the Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia.

It is a little over 2 hours drive south-west of Sydney, about an hour to the capital Canberra and near the city of Goulburn. Settlement occurs on June 22nd.

There is nothing on the land except grass, a few trees and lots of kangaroos!

There is a small rise in the middle which will be a perfect building location and is where the following photos were taken from. The photos have had the effect of pushing the hills much further into the distance than they actually are. Standing in the middle of the land I seemed to be surrounded by gently undulating hills.

There are no services - so water, power and sewerage will all have to be self sufficient.

A dam and water tanks to harvest rainwater, solar power and batteries with generator back up, and a bio/worm treatment/septic system should take care of these!

location map

view south

view north

view east

view west