July 3, 2013 at 10:16 pm #257827
This is an advance notice as we’ll be listing the property soon with a Singleton real estate agent.
But I thought some of you ALS folk may be interested in the property. My husband and I bought the 109 acres in 2007 and built a 1 bedroom loft house (the loft can probably be split into two further bedrooms if required)
The property is in Howes Valley which is just over an hour out of Windsor and about 40 minutes from Singleton and is considered to be in the south western corner of the Hunter Valley. There is actually a vineyard ‘across’ the road.
We haven’t done much clearing and it’s really just around the house which has been cleared for hazard reduction.
It’s off grid and uses solar power for electricity, LPG gas for hot water and cooking (stove only), there is a Nectre’s bakers oven for cooking and heating in winter (or whenever you can cope with the heat!). The black and grey water goes into a worm farm waste water system and it takes any organic matter as well.
We love the place but just haven’t managed to break away from the rat race to make it a full time thing so it’s time for us to let someone else enjoy it. I always had visions of it becoming a permaculture type place where we would have worm wicking beds, a fruit orchard and be relatively self sustainable.
EDIT: we’re looking for something less than $390k and are getting guidance from a real estate agent now so offers will be considered if you are interested
I love the Nectre Bakers Oven and cook roasts, cakes, bread and pizza! On top I almost always have a kettle on
the house is council approved and the cladding was chosen due to the bush fire zone rating
we built the two paths out of rock from around the property
view from the south side of the property
interior shot of lounge area
We just put this firepit in which is great for get togethersJuly 8, 2013 at 12:44 pm #533147
It’s in Howes Valley which is near Putty (if that helps!)
There is a dam near the house (if you’re a city slicker like me it’s a earth ‘pond’ 🙂 ) and only a creek on the property after a LOT of rain.
PM me if you want more info.July 11, 2013 at 2:41 pm #533148
We’ve just bought a place and hubby says no more, but I just want to say that this is a beautiful property and someone will fall in love with is so easily!August 22, 2013 at 9:41 pm #533149
It’s now listed for sale with an agent
Domain ad hereAugust 27, 2013 at 12:03 am #533150
It looks lovely 😉 I am sure you will get a buyer soon. I LOVE that oven!August 31, 2013 at 4:35 pm #533151
What a beautiful house. Can I ask what the BAL was rated at?January 6, 2014 at 11:23 am #533152
Sorry this is such a late response (I never got the email notification or it got lost 🙂 )
it’s the highest BAL rating unfortunately but we had it all cleared for this purpose.
The house is still for sale… it’s getting to the point I’m thinking we should just hang on to it and rent it out or do something else with it. The problem is that it’s another property we need to worry about. Still we’re enjoying whilst we own it and go up every other weekend to listen to the cicadas and enjoy the peace and quiet.January 6, 2014 at 11:23 am #533153
I love the oven too 🙂March 20, 2014 at 5:59 pm #533154
The house is still for sale… it’s gorgeous. We still love it… but it needs to move onto to a pair of safe hands. If you can think of anyone who may be interested please let them know. We need the funds so we can build our dream semi sustainable home in the burbs of Sydney so we can be close to family.
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