128 Possumtail Run, MERRIMU
West, VIC, 3340
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NOW SOLD Live the dream 45 minutes from Melbourne - Is this your Tree Change?

If you are interested in this property please submit the inquiry form as this Buyers List will be the people first contacted if the current contract does not proceed.

Fully appreciate this house and its location and the rare opportunity to enjoy straw bale living in a wonderful example of eco housing.

Set on 2.86 acres, at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac bordering Long Forest Nature Conservation Reserve, this beautiful straw-bale residence oozes peace, tranquillity and convenient low-impact living.

Just a 10-minute drive from Bacchus Marsh, this is a rare opportunity to secure your ‘ready-made’ dream lifestyle. The owners’ vision is now a gorgeous hand-built sustainable home since 2010. It has stunning views and abundant wildlife, and is an easy drive to shops, schools and the Melbourne train and has a school bus stop at the start of the street.

Enjoy the sunshine on the north-facing deck and get your daily fix of kangaroo watching. Then stroll to the end of the property for a walk in Long Forest.

The property features:
• 4 bedrooms plus study
• Main bedroom with large WIR and ensuite
• Second large bedroom with WIR (currently used as a music studio), two more bedrooms have BIRs
• Large main bathroom with large bath
• Spacious kitchen with double oven, gas cook top, dishwasher and walk-in pantry
• Open-plan kitchen/dining/family area
• North and south-facing decks
• Connected to town water, sewage, phone, internet and electricity

The house has many environmental features including:
• Straw-bale external walls
• Internal walls stud framed with straw infill
• Earthen rendered straw-bale walls
• North facing to maximise passive solar design
• Composting toilets (can easily be converted to standard flushing toilets if desired)
• Grey water system (from laundry, kitchen and showers)
• Reclaimed hardwood flooring and decking
• Clerestory and louvre windows for cross ventilation
• Windows have ‘comfort glass’ glazing
• Slow combustion heater with wet-back
• Evacuated-tube solar hot water system
• Solomit ceiling (straw board)
• Under floor insulation (R5)
• Ceiling insulation (R6)

Here is some recent data to demonstrate how economical it is to run:
Electricity: $1,200/year (average 8kW hrs/day)
Gas bottle: $70/year (cook top only)
Fire wood: 2-3 cubic metres
Water: $1,000/year (includes $850 rates)

The property also includes:
• Tailor-built double lock-up garage with remote access
• 8-bed vegetable garden with drip watering system and timer
• 30 fruit trees (20 watered through the grey water system)
• 2 x 22,500 litre water tanks
• Garden shed
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Price : $735,000
Property Type : Acreage/Semi-Rural

Building DETAILS

Land Area : 2.86 Acres
Number of Floors : 1
Ensuite : 1


Garage : 2

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128, Possumtail Run
VIC 3340

Property ID : 3864965


Catriona Jane MacDiarmid

Mobile Number: (61) .....

Email: [email protected]

Agency / Business Name: The Eco Real Estate Network Pty Ltd

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