For Sale : Huthwaite Farm

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It comes with a heavy heart but Roy and I have had to make some tough decisions over the weekend regarding the next chapter of our life. Our humble farm is going on the market this week. Late Friday afternoon we were not successful in our rental application due to a high number of people applying for the property. Just not lucky.

This leaves us back to square one and Roy starts his new job next Monday. After much consideration we think we will still rent first but will look at buying a property sooner than later down there (Byron Bay Hinterland) as rental prices are just ridiculous and we are better paying off a mortgage than renting.

Our next chapter in life is all about being a family, no more FIFO work for Roy, down size a little so we have more time for friends and family, have a support network and look after ourselves for a change. We have both declared what we want to achieve in our next adventure and I have to admit life is going to get pretty exciting.

What am I going to miss about Huthwaite Farm? The list is long but here are a few things I love. We have 11 acres of usable land, we have been clearing like crazy and we have the flattest block in our valley – just ask our neighbours. My vegetable garden is huge and super productive the soil has improved over the past couple of years and is now very fertile and can grow just about anything with no frost. My chicken mansion, it is a replica of my grandparents chickenpen and it functions so well. Our view, we have a stunning view that looks out over the coast and you can see the water yet you are surrounded by rolling hills. Blissful. Our block is ready to build a house, we have put in all the power, plumbing, telephone cables to the house site. I miss out this time building my dream home, maybe next time. However I hope who ever does buy it gets the opportunity to build something really special. Oh, our verandah, the best spot in the world to sit, soak up the view and relax.

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I think I even might miss driving our tractor, love that thing. The saddest part will be missing out on how all the trees we have planted grow.

If you live on the Sunshine Coast and know of anyone who might be interested in buying our place please email me liz@strayedtable or share this post. Huthwaite Farm is located ten minutes from Palmwoods and Montville in the Hunchy Valley. We have a great community around us and I am going to miss them all like crazy.

Fingers crossed for an easy and quick sale.

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11 Comments

  1. Oh Lizzie, that’s so sad for you! We had a block we couldn’t yet afford to build on but in the end we had a shed company erect a frame and corrugated cladding, then we searched around for second-hand windows, timber, kitchen and bathroom fittings, and self-built our own tiny 2 BR home (75m2) over about a year. It cost us just $60,000 and we’ve been living in it with our 2 kids for 4 years now. We do actually plan to build a bigger house in the next year or so but for now our little house keeps us cozy and warm.

    • Amber we have been living in our shed for three years and this was the year we had planned to build however Roy has been offered a job which will mean we all get to be a family. So letting go of a dream for the moment to focus on family time is going to be worth it. Shed living is always grand – outside is indie.

  2. One door shuts and another one opens and with a fresh start and your family altogether you will have a wonderful new adventure. Good luck with selling the farm it does look like a lovely spot. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane

  3. I remember seeing this post and thought it might help you. Every applicant can rent the house but you want the landlord/agent to pick your application. Hope this helps.

    http://kylieofiu.com/2013/06/how-to-create-an-unbeatable-rental-application/

    • Thank you Kathy, its cut throat out there, we had a great application according to the real estate however i think the owner wanted someone to stay for five years. We get priority at times as we have a one year old which seems to help. I like the idea of writing to the landlord, I wanted to do that but we were unsure if that was ok. Next one.

  4. I really hope you get a quick and easy sale and can find somewhere nice to rent while you house hunt – Byron is the most beautiful place to live.

    • It is definitely a nice part of the world, we are returning to my husbands stopping ground so it is going to be an adventure. Fingers crossed for an easy and quick sale, thanks Malinda

  5. It’s definitely a beautiful spot. I enjoyed the time I spent up there. I know it must be sad to let go of your dream but being together as a family all the time is a better dream. Best of luck to Roy in the new job.

  6. Oh Lizzie, such sad news! I hope you can follow your new dreams down in NSW hinterland. It is lovely down there, and maybe the climate will be slightly better for growing all that great produce! Good luck with the sale of your farm. I am sorry I haven’t been visiting here lately, your blog dropped off my bloglovin feed for some reason. I will make sure you are back on there. T

  7. So hard to leave somewhere that has become so much a part of you. I am sure where ever you end up with be amazing and a wonderful new chapter.