View Full Version : Young Permaculture Property for Sale in Tasmania
24-04-2003, 02:35 PM
I am selling my 17 acre property in Cygnet Tasmania.
Here is a list of the main features, if you know anyone interested drop me an email.
- End of road privacy 4km from Cygnet (very groovy/art orientated small town/ folk festival/organic expo)
- 10 acres eucalypts
- 7 acres of planted trees (over 1200 in the last 3 years), all the usual types of food trees plus many that have not been previously been trialed in Tasmania (young high altitude palms and many South American Plants).
- herb and medicinal plants.
- North slope, full sun, above fogline, no frost.
- Amazing solar passive home made of Tasmanian Timbers (absolute work of art), solar hot water, wood and gas cooking, wood hot water, mains power.
-of course organically managed.
- seperate sleep out or studio
- Huge windows have panoramic mountain and water views, distant snow covered peaks in winter.
- 2 dams
- 3 sheds
- absolutely amazing views in all directions.
The list could just go on and on, this place is fully set up but has the planety of space left for your creativity. I am moving about 5km away as I need a bigger block. Email me for more info and full species list.
24-04-2003, 03:40 PM
and you want to start again? :p
25-04-2003, 12:05 AM
the wonders of the internet..... i just had a look at some photos of your place and the view is amazing..... unfortunately my wife is quite resistant to experience any form of cold weather :(
good luck in selling it.
25-04-2003, 08:31 AM
Depending on where you are from Tasmania may seem cold.
But micro climate plays a huge part here. The reality is that Tasmania is no where nearly as cold as people think. Because of the surrounding seas the weather is mild. We are at 250m above sea level and although the valley below does get winter frosts we have never had one in the four years here. I moved from Nannup WA to come here. The winter temps are fairly similar and it would be alot colder in many spots on the mainland.
I guess the important thing is microclimate. Especially is Tasmania. North Slope, frost free, above the fog and full sun are all important. House design is also vital I am writing this at the moment and the house has been receiving sunlight in the windows since 7.00. The sky is cloudless blue. Looking out over the valley the sun is reflected over the fog which comes up to about 100m. The temp should reach about 20c today but the town below may not see the sun until 10.30. In real estate they say location, location, location. I say microclimate, microclimate, microclimate.
25-04-2003, 10:50 AM
well you certainly have the windows to let the sun in!.... i have actually tried to tempt my wife with Tassie, but its pretty hard to beat living climate of Qld.... specially when our winters average 24C
The other property you are looking at, is that the one on Emma St.?.... if so it certainly looks like a usable property.... are you trying to reach self sufficiency and an income with a bigger block?
I ask b/c my brother, sister and myself are looking at buying a largish property on the Sunshine Coast in Qld. We are looking at making it an organic farm that produces income, but also to see how self sufficient we can be! I wouldnt mind sourcing more info from ppl who are doing something similar. :p
25-04-2003, 08:51 PM
no, the property I am looking at is not advertised. I have negotiated 50 acre block off a farmer. Basically I want to trade my current property in and invest everything into a larger piece of prime farming land. I plan to plant a home permaculture garden of about 5-7 acres (same as my current one) around the house (which will need building). The remainder i would like to use permaculture concepts to establish a mixed "commercial" organic orchard. I would like to plant large quantities of walnuts, chestnuts, hazelnuts, apricots, cherries, grapes, olives, palms, and cork oak.
Do consider Tasmania if you are looking for land. Things are certainly happening down here. We are still GE free and hopefully we can esatblish a world reputation for quality food produce. Australia still needs farmers, but we need farmers who use sustainable design processes. Hopefully I can turn what used to support less than 10 cattle into and area that will eventually yield much more than cows ever could.
If you want to check out Tassie, do give me a shout. I am more than happy to share what I have learnt about the area.
25-04-2003, 11:56 PM
thanks for your reply..... it sounds exciting..... i was raised on a farm in the Gippsland of Vic and can certainly see myself finishing off my working days on one again.
the family farm was sold as it got divided among too many brothers to become a viable option..... i see organics as being able to capture a large market eventually and my brother and sister are all keen on fulfilling a childhood dream of having our own farm.
did you find it hard to find a farmer willing to sell a chunk of land? ....thats what i am looking to do as it seems that established farms up here aren't cheap....
good luck in your ventures....
27-04-2003, 08:46 PM
Land has got more expensive in Tassie over the past 18 months. It is still possible to get some very cheap and large bush blocks without services but farmland is not as common. A farm south of Hobart of 300 acres would be on the large side. The minimum subdivison above 250m is 50 acres and 25 arces below 250m in our area (the Huon). Smaller blocks which have been on seperate titles for many years are available.
Alot of famers are selling off land at the moment. Though good blocks can be hard to find. The 300 arce dairy ajoining my current property has folded 18 months ago after 60 years because they cannot compete against the maninland. Sections of farms are being sold, but Australia still needs to eat. Let's hope that the people who do buy the 50 acre blocks in the area farm in a way that is sustainable and competitive. Maybe if the dairy had of went organic and value added to their product (cheese, etc) they would n't have had to compete against the huge mono cultures.
09-01-2006, 12:19 PM
Any additional info...pics/details/costs?
09-01-2006, 02:08 PM
where about is it listed online? tried a couple of places drew a blank
09-01-2006, 02:12 PM
Yeah, metoo - I am searching domain.com - but not sure which one is yours?
Cygnet looks beautiful. And so cheeeep from a Syd perspective. you caint buy a dog kennel (or even a chook shed) for $130k hereabouts!
09-01-2006, 02:40 PM
mate we just went to that useless domeian dot com place couldn't even find cygnet listed doesn't even list huon valley got the impression it is near there?
anyway went to real estate dot com and also that enviro site on our page plus did a search for agents in tas in cygnet must be well hid maybe our good friend chook nut could scratch it up for us hey :lol:
09-01-2006, 04:07 PM
:lol: Hope my husband doesn't check out this post...he'll cancel Townsville and head to Tassie...(too far from my kids for me but )
Message to Chook Nut if you can persaude the family to consider NSW we have 400acs farm and grazing and would welcome a few tennants in common..
10-01-2006, 01:51 PM
this thread was started by the guy in April 2003.
i'm sure he's sold the place by now! :lol:
Richard on Maui
10-01-2006, 03:05 PM
made me wonder though, what in the heck ever happened to chook nut?
10-01-2006, 08:07 PM
I have wonderred the same thing (in fact I think I said this in a post a while ago). In the old days chook nut was one of the man posters. Those were the days when you could visit the forum every day for a week and find that there were no new messages at all - let alone new topics.
11-01-2006, 10:34 PM
those were the days...
12-01-2006, 08:09 AM
This has been so important to meand now for about 4-5 others that I have nagged to death about permaculture who have taken up some of the practises, that you should be so proud of what you have accomplished. I have even sold a house in Canberra and moved to Tassie because I feel I have the support in this forum to help me through the big issues in owning a bit more land and move from just growing a few vegies to tackling a more lifestyle change.
A big virtual hug from me...
12-01-2006, 04:00 PM
Opps...no score for observation for us ...
Shows Murray is on the ball :razz:
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