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Alternative lifestyle, straw bale house, 5 acres, permanent creek, dam, bore
Real Estate qld
Property ID:

Q579

 
 
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Price:
$500,000AUD

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Owner details:
Name:
Shane & Leisa
Phone: 07 3305 7563

Mobile: 0423 479 220

 

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This property has been viewed 7842 times

and was listed Saturday, 21 April 2007

 

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Straw bale home

Solar hot water backed with slow combustion stove

Permaculture, organics, & biodynamic principles used
 

Summary

 

     

Bedrooms:

   

5

Bathrooms:

   

0

Land Size:

 

2 Hectares

Rates:

 

Garage:

 

None


 

Features

 
     

Power:

   

Mains Town

Water Tanks:

   

4

Water Supply:

 

Bore, Tanks and Dams

Phone Connected:

 

Connected

Car Bays:

 

4

 
 

       Description


Only 25 minutes to Brisbane. So if you still need to work in or near the city and wish for the alternative lifestyle - this property may well suit.
Our home has been featured in the Courier Mail Home magazine.
The house is approx 15m x 6m + 3m verandahs front and rear. There is plenty of room under the house for cars (3), machinery, workshop etc. The house inside is fairly open with mezzanine for upto 5 bedrooms, and downstairs there is the kitchen, dinning room, lounge room, study, bathroom, laundry, toilet (composting), change room (place where clothes are stored and for changing in close to bathroom and laundry). The house has been designed and built along sustainable lines. A lot of consideration has been given towards natural materials, orientation, out gassing, emf (placement of electrical cable etc), energy costs, etc. The renders on the walls are mainly earth, some are lime over earth.
The house poles are ex SEQEB untreated power poles. They are and the house is protected from termites by Termimesh s/s socks that encapsualate the pole where they are in ground and a distance up the pole. This gives a visual barrier for protection. Most of the main structural timber is treated spotted gum (only because we had problems sourcing untreated hardwood). The floors are Sydney blue gum, the decks are 6x1 rough sawn hardwood from local trees. The main feature inside is the trusses. All 5 of them have been hand made from local poles using mortice and tennon joints. The entrance door is a bay door that came from a 100yo queenslander at Highgate Hill. All windows and doors are recycled timber. The kitchen bench tops are made from recycled hardwood.
The hot water is provided by a 2yo (actually 45yo but not used until 2 years ago) slow combustion stove and 2 solar panels. The house is connected to the grid and we have 3 phase power to both the house and the pump shed/chook house. We have ADSL on. The house is 6 years young.
Recently we have had the property feng shuied and found a special place that is an outgoing earth energy to the south of the house, excellent place to meditate or just re energise. We have been practicing biodynamics and have seen improvements not only with the soil but with the wildlife (frogs, koalas etc). We also had the property geomancy to ensure that the energy is all in balance which it is now.
There is a permanent water hole/stream on our property. When the water table dropped at the peak of the recent (current) drought it did dry, but if you had of dug there would have been water. It is interesting that this stream only comes above ground for our property where as it is underground for all the neighbours. We have a dam, an equipped bore (with another 5000gal aquaplate tank), and good rainfall. The house has 2 5000gal stainless steel (yes s/s) tanks plus a 700gal stainless header tank.
We have nearly completed this beautiful handcrafted house however our calling is to take us on a journey to Tasmania so the house that we had built to live in for the rest of our lives is now for sale. So we are waiting for the right person to take over what little is left to finish on our home and enjoy the alternative lifestyle that we have been living on this journey of ours. The main items that require finishing are the ceiling linning & final coats of render, almost everything else is complete. I am currently still working on finishing a number of smaller jobs that I would endevour to finish prior to hand over. Some of these items include linning the bathroom walls, completing the railing around back veranda, fitting a couple of windows properly, a door handle here and there & the odd little job.
The property is 5 acres, in a small valley with approx north facing and the other south. The south facing is re-growth forest where as the north facing is cleared. All the improvements are on the north facing half. It is on a no through road (Lavelle Drive) with only approx 8 homes past us, so very little passing traffic. It takes us 25 minutes to get into the centre of the city obviously not at peak hour. The draft study report of the Mt Lindsey/North Beadesert study area from the Office of Urban Management has our area marked as rural residential for the next 60 70 years. There is considerable housing development to happen around the area so this would also allow for the implementation of better public transport.
For more information goto:
www.wechosethegoodlife.com & www.newtonhouse.info/forsale.htm
We are looking for offers over $500 000


 

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