3539 Great Alpine Road Gapsted VIC 3737
- Rural / Farming
- 7.28 ha
- For sale, $1,150,000 (GST na)
Unique Eco-Sustainable lifestyle living
Phone enquiry ID: 1264
This is an award winning three bedroom plus office and home set on 18 acres of land. The land has been designed using permaculture principals with the main focus being on water retention. The home has been totally renovated and built to maximise the north sun. Low toxicity eco friendly and natural products have been used in the home and there are double glazed windows to maximise optimum temperatures. The residence has an open plan living area with polished floor boards and ducted evaporative cooling. The lounge features a Nectre Bakers oven, which can warm up the entire home. The kitchen has a gas cook top using bottled gas and electric oven. The bedrooms have built in robes and there is a centrally located bathroom with a large walk in shower recess. A spacious laundry/mudroom has a lot room for shelving and there is an adjoining office which could also be used as a spare bedroom. There is adequate shedding including an open bay shed and raised floor feed sheds. If you are looking to raise chickens, there is a Taj Mahal of chicken areas with 2 huge fox proof chicken runs and adjoining roosting and nesting housing. There is also a seperate piggery area with small sheds and watering systems in place to enable you to raise pigs. A large vegetable garden just outside the back door can grow enough produce to feed a family all year round. There is a two car carport plus an additional one car carport and room to park an additional three cars.
The permaculture design uses swales and to makes the best use of rainfall with two connecting dams and native tree belts. The soils have been aerated using biodynamic activated rock dust, lime, Nutri-soil and worm juice. Lucerne trees are planted throughout to supplement fodder for livestock and act as wind breaks along with 1,000 native trees and acacias. There is a very big fruit orchard which includes many citrus, fruit and almond trees. There is also lots of water storage with 136,000 litre rainwater tank off the home plus a further 20,000 litres. There are 2 large dams for livestock which are also fed by Springs. Trees have been planted in areas on the property which are to be used for firewood needs and there are an additional 3 or so acres of neighbouring land that is fenced off for exclusive use by the owner. All the tree areas provide an adequate amount of firewood for household heating needs during the colder months
This is a very comfortable and cosy home, environmentally friendly and with low running costs. It is also perfect for people who have chemical and emf sensitivities. No chemicals or artificial fertilisers have been used on the property. It has well established surrounds and a lot of thought had gone into the fencing for rotational grazing. The farmlet is set up to enable a self sufficient lifestyle and also has commercial farming potential. Future plans may include solar power, however due to the efficient design of the home, it is very economical to draw power from the grid. There is a school bus stop 250 meters from the front gate, access to the Bike Trail and easy travel distance to Myrtleford, Beechworth or Wangaratta.