Several Options for Perfect Family Eco Living at Gloucester Tops with Options for the Enterprising
This property rewards you with almost endless sustainability features as a result of the lovingly created, well designed and fully implemented integrated systems for a home that is all about health and well-being, with food production systems to match.
Extensive information is available including a transition period to fully understand this property, all the decision making and all the benefits accruing to the next owners.
Perfect family living in a passive solar designed home in the beautiful location of the foothills of Gloucester Tops with everything a modern family will need.
The substantial home features spacious open plan living areas, including a sunken lounge enjoying the panoramic views. Enjoy the spectacular Gloucester Tops through all the seasons.
All 3 double bedrooms have built-in wardrobes, the main bedroom has an en-suite and a walk-in robe.
Lots of flexibility for those who want a home-based business with several options for separate access. The single 4th bedroom/study enjoys a security room and safe.
An edible landscape provides many food sources, as does the use of the land for chickens, orchard as well as some income producing enterprises. Permaculture design to maximize natural systems and organic certification are two major benefits for the next owners.
The house gardens have been designed for low maintenance and low water use.
The property is adjacent to World Heritage Listed Barrington Tops Wilderness, 30 kms from Gloucester. So the remaining land is steeper natural bush land with large sections of eucalypt forest and several beautiful rainforest areas.
There is an abundance of wildlife with over 130 different varieties of birds as well as wallabies, quolls, bandicoots, koalas, reptiles, and much more.
Energy use of course is minimised through the passive solar design of the home. A grid interactive solar power supply means low electricity bills.
The house is packed with energy saving features and its rating and assessment available to review on request.
Water too of course is a major consideration, both for domestic use and the gardens and businesses. Water is in abundance with 9 x 23,000 litre concrete water tanks.
The productive areas include a wicking system whereby 95% efficiency of water is key to the design.
Pumpkin Creek runs through the block at the front and there are several temperate wet rainforest gullies.
A domestic water license is also available from the adjacent Gloucester River. As are gorgeous places to picnic and swim in the river’s waterholes.
Toilets are a waterless composting model that give an estimated 60% water saving, with separate septic tank for the management of grey water. This could be converted to conventional sewage treatment if watered toilets are desired.
The food production system provides a considerable proportion of fruit, vegetable, poultry, honey and olive oil needs. Details of the businesses, equipment, machinery, systems on request.
– Fully enclosed machinery shed – large 20m x 9m shed
– Nursery-flat igloo for growing seedlings and plants and garden igloos for protection of crops and climate control.
– "The Temp" is a small dwelling incorporating a caravan and annexe of several rooms. It is now used as a general preparation, storage area. It comes furnished with a shower and laundry.
– Poultry sheds and enclosed orchard
– 20 minutes drive to Gloucester, 3 hours to Sydney and 1.5 hours to Newcastle’s CBD.
Property values in the region are largely influenced by the cattle carrying capacity of a property. Misty Ridge is built and developed on an entirely different set of values with investment and asset building guided by the rapidly increasing need for demonstrating that ecologically sensitive living does not require a return to primitive living conditions. On the contrary, the house itself is a pleasure to occupy, its surroundings enhance it and its location and access to services comparable to many urban situations, whilst incorporating measures that anticipate the climatic and economic needs of the 21st century.
The purchaser of Misty Ridge will have the benefit of conscious design and modification of practices over 20 years enjoying a wonderful asset for your family, access to several income streams around your interests, and most of all health and well-being for all.
- Acreage Semi-rural
- 4 bed
- 2 bath
- 2 Parking Spaces
- 2 Garage