CASTLEMAINE
Greater Bendigo Region, VIC
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LIVE THE SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE ON ACRES IN TOWN - Make $$$ from SOLAR POWER
A rare opportunity is available to become a member of a community underpinned by principles of environmental and social sustainability on four hectares of common land comprising native bush, orchards, vegetable gardens, wood lot and dam. Common facilities include self-contained guest accommodation, with plans for a tool shed, outdoor kitchen and recreation area.

Walk / cycle to town only 2km from Post Office

An integrated water system supplies all houses and communal facilities with rainwater and dam water along with connection to town water.

Dwellings are also connected to natural gas, electricity and telephone. Waste water is treated for re-use on site. More details of the community are included in the EcoProperty Guide to this property and / or for explanation by phone and in person.

For sale is a rammed earth, solar powered house with spacious indoor and outdoor living areas, 4-5 bedrooms, workshop and carport. The passive solar designed house is powered by a brand-new 1.7kw grid interactive PV solar electricity system, with evacuated-tube solar hot water boosted by a new Thermalux slow-combustion stove. Supplementary winter heating is provided by a Coonara-style wood heater. Excellent year-round temperature regulation is achieved by the combination of high thermal mass and substantial ceiling insulation.

Living areas include open-plan kitchen, dining and lounge room and an outdoor meals and BBQ area. As well as the wood stove, the kitchen has a gas cooktop, walk-in pantry, wooden bench tops and an energy and water efficient Asko dishwasher. Other rooms comprise four bedrooms (one with en-suite), a smaller fifth bedroom or study, bathroom, toilet, laundry and ample storage. All rooms have large windows, providing excellent light and ventilation; the large lounge windows have high thermal-rating Luxaflex Duette blinds.

Outdoor areas provide space for gardens, entertaining and children's play and bush views and walks to the east and south. A pergola shades the outdoor meals area while a northern veranda doubles as a winter hot-house, providing additional circulation of warm air to the internal rooms.

A southern veranda provides storage for wood in winter and a cool seating area in the summer. The workshop with slab floor and power can work as a lock-up garage, while the adjoining carport provides additional storage space for bicycles etc.

Minor aesthetic renovations such as fresh paint, floor coverings and tiling, along with some garden landscaping, would bring this twenty-year-old house up to contemporary standards. Modification of the current functional house layout is also possible, as internal walls are not load bearing.

The asking price enables scope for the new owners to complete styling to suit their taste.

Property Features

  • Dishwasher
  • Ensuite
  • Garden Shed
  • Secure Parking
  • Study
  • Workshop
Greater Bendigo Region
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PROPERTY DETAIL

Price : Undisclosed
Property Type : House
Exclusivity : Exclusive

Building DETAILS

Ensuite : 1
Carport : 2

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PROPERTY ADDRESS

CASTLEMAINE
VIC 3450

Property ID : 768698

CONTACT OWNER/AGENT

Catriona Jane MacDiarmid

Mobile Number: (61) .....

Email: [email protected]

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

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