We made our own little tree change last September! We haven’t moved too far but the benefits are numerous. We previously lived on a residential block in Bli Bli on the Sunshine Coast and have our own business. As we rapidly outgrew our house and block we decided to move to acreage. Hubby always wanted at least 5 acres but a reality check with a small family and business to run saw us purchasing a 2 acre block with a 6 year old house with 5 bedrooms which needed some titivation and TLC !, just on the outskirts to the Sunshine Coast main hub and about 15 mins in to the best beaches in Queensland.
By contrast to the busy coast, Glenview is a very leafy and quiet little spot just off the highway heading into the Sunshine Coast. We have inherited 4 chickens who came along with the house, TAJ Mahal chook house , plenty of trees to climb and room for two girls to run and ride their bikes, a fort and cubby house as well. We are 20 minutes drive to school which some consider long but compared to the big smoke and living in Brisbane its been worth it. We made a purchase of a little kubota tractor vs a ride on mower as we have plenty of landscaping projects to do and it mows the acreage in less time. We built a 5 bay shed in December and work is starting on painting inside soon. The neighbourhood is filled with kids on similar acreage blocks and a friendly horse called Chadwick pops his head over the fence for a pat often and a nibble of licorice. Birds and ducks visit and plenty of green tree frog croak along at night.
We have lots to do here but love it already, walls to paint and gardens to make , I would never go back to the ‘burbs’ my friends joke that my hubby and I are like the couple out of the english show The Good Life – Tom and Barbara!!. The kids have never been dirtier and happier and as your previous reader said plenty of home grown produce available locally. Anyway will pop in a few pics of our recent purchase. Its a work in progress !