Hidden from view, yet life abounding, our Permaculture haven is regrettably for sale. 30 acres just 5 mins from Stanthorpe town with only one neighbour through the trees and bushes.
This is a COVID safe retreat - live unaffected by lockdowns and restrictions. Harvest your own food when the supermarket shelves are empty. Live in a very private forest/bush setting with gardens, food forests, and edible plantings surrounding a quaint shed house with separate guest room and hobbit house. Keep fit by hiking up into the forest along the bush trails. Work from home with high speed internet faster than in the cities.
This thriving oasis is a result of 7 years of hard work, so you don’t have to. There is a pizza house with covered cob seating area to enjoy pizza with friends, portable sauna for health giving relaxation, greenhouse to grow in the Winter, treehouse down the heritage and nature trail for kids, and an off-grid caravan setup to pay the rates (in 3 months). Nurture a producer lifestyle here; milk a goat or two in the morning, eat eggs, vegetables, honey, and fruit from the land every day!
Owners are leaving Australia for visa and family reasons and selling as is; we walk out and you take over, goats and all!
The house (not council approved) is made up of 2 separate sheds that were joined together about 13 years ago. The lounge/bedroom is in one, kitchen, dining area, and shower in the other, with the inter-joining space for entrances and storage space. It is all lined and insulated. A workshop adjoins the lounge and on the opposite side a closed in veranda (storage, washing machine, freezers). There are two outdoor compost toilets that save water and return nutrients to the soil. There is no mains power connection so it has a standalone solar system: 3kW panels, 800Ah batteries at 48V, 1.8kW inverter (240V), and 60A controller. Plenty of power when the sun is shining and enough to run a large Electrolux fridge freezer, computers, and modem (high speed fixed wireless) at night. The lights are 12V from a solar system in the pizza house.
There is 60,000 litres of drinking water storage caught off the roof area and backed up by a quality bore setup. It has supplied at least 300 litres per day even through the worst recorded drought with up to 750l normal flow. There are also 2 small dams and 2 small ponds for watering gardens. Many other containers catch and store water for gardens nearby.
With the extra accomodations and camping areas already set up, the site is ready to host courses for those wanting to learn practical life skills, bushcraft, natural building, and so on. Plenty of potential in this well connected location. Our website shows what we have done and how many helpers have already come to work and learn with us from all over the world.
Stanthorpe is a thriving, diverse, small town in the granite belt area of SE Qld. It's 220km from Brisbane and 2 hrs from Toowoomba. Town population is around 5000 with another 5000 or so in the surrounding areas. At an altitude of 800m, the climate is cool temperate. You get a proper Winter and not too hot in the Summer! It always cools enough to sleep comfortably at night. There are 5 beautiful national parks around you within 30 mins drive, 50+ boutique wineries, many vegetable farms, fruit orchards, and many rural lifestyle properties. There is a state high school as well as a private catholic primary and secondary school. Both have fantastic reputations. Buses pass out the front. There are excellent schools in Warwick as well which are connected with a local bus service to Brisbane.
If you are excited about this homesteading property, please ask for a detailed presentation with more information and images or find it on our Sugarloaf Permaculture website. We will sell privately with solicitors and promise open and honest communication!