WA 6304

Property Details

WA 6304


An Opportunity to Continue the Work of this Visionary Organic ecoproperty® and enjoy a wonderful WA Eco Lifestyle with many income streams to explore

Lifestyle Sold - East Beverley WA

Quarraluna is a 100 acre (40ha) visionary property 1.5 hours East of Perth on the edge of the Avon Valley and WA wheatbelt. Developed over 27 years by dreamscape Poet the Late Michael Moon and his wife it showcases superlative extensive drylands water harvesting design. What was once a barren and desolate wheat and sheep paddock is now testimony to the regenerative processes of humans and nature in co-operation. Creating a sanctuary of biodiversity and drought resistance it is registered Land for Wildlife with much flora and fauna regenerating.

This thoughtfully designed, special place enjoys many interesting earthworks:
• Entire property has been earth sculptured and designed with permaculture, keyline dams and swales with inspiration from Fukuoka, Yeomans, Watkins
• Proven over time to be resilient during the dry, holding water in the ground, creating its own ecology.
• Several freshwater dams, ponds and soaks the largest Mare Tranquillitatis (MT) has an island, peninsula, and stage
• Large hypersaline soak Lacus Somniorum (LS) has weightlessness and health benefits like the Dead Sea, offering a surreal swimming experience of buoyancy and euphoria.
• A mature Italian stone pine thicket surrounds a sculpted wetland of seven ponds that then cascade into the catchment (MT)
• Spiral design the “Labyrinth Walk” subtly and artistically created by an excavator
• Quarraluna an aerial landmark for local flyers as the eagle view is outstanding

To match this, you and your visitors will enjoy the built environment:
• Unique rustic appeal pavilion style interconnected by south, west and north verandahs and east patio, central firepit, shaded by 100 year old peppercorn trees
• Built in 1898, a 2 bedroom mudbrick cottage whitewashed walls with rammed earth floor very cool in summer
• Weatherboard and tin 4 rooms adjoin the mudbrick, can be guestrooms or the like
• Main strawbale living area built from 2008 has a large kitchen with gas and Everhot wood oven, large walk-in cool pantry, office nook, living and dining open space, stained concrete floor, cathedral ceiling, slow combustion wood stove, local Wandoo poles. Strawbale walls have lime render on the outside mud render on the inside.
• Large bathroom/laundry with spa bath and Tadlekat shower, separate compost toilet
• Beautiful historic railway carriage is self-contained to sleep four. Kitchen, living space and shower. Structurally sound and well laid out. This is an antique.
• Healing circle of four directions surrounded by broombush hedge

To grow your own food, or consider horticulture as part of your enterprise, the soils and climate offer:
• Rainfall averages 250-500mm mostly in winter with some bigger rain events happening in summer. Winds mostly mild with southerlies in winter and warm to hot easterlies in summer. Frosts can occur through winter to early spring. Winter autumn and spring days can be delightfully warm with cold nights. Summer has warm nights and hot days 35-40C.
• Land gently south sloping
• The wheatbelt is renowned for its big clear starry open skies with spectacular sunsets
• Riparian saline zone has had revegetation with diligent planting and natural succession along the intermittent creek that can flow to 40ft across
• Soils Organic management since 1992 (not accredited). Range from areas of sandy to heavy clay loam over deep clay that has excellent water holding and microbial structure. This is due to minimal soil disturbance and diverse planting resulting in a build up of organic matter.

Considerable infrastructure:
Mains water and rainwater, several water tanks large to smaller capacities and pumps; 1x 90,000L 1x 27,000L 1x 22,000L 2x 10,000L 1x 14,000L
• Off-Grid 2 x 3KW stand-alone PV systems
• Bottle gas kitchen stovetop/oven and HWS (instantaneous)
• Reliable satellite with Antenna Tower 15km away TV/internet/WiFi
• Clay tennis court full size with net
• 40ft Sea Container with power
• 40ft Donga open space, variety of uses, houses second 3KW PV system
• Onsite resources sand from creek, clay, abundant firewood
• 2 x Aquaculture tanks
• Stockpile of water piping and fittings
• All boundary fences ranging from new steel to some older with metal and Jam wood pickets
• Circular paddock previously used for milking goats with milking shed and stand
• Chicken house and forage yard.

The opportunities for income and further development:
• Grant funded Dryland Water Harvesting project continued with new vision and entrepreneurship solar distillation array, solar pond electricity, desert greenhouse could all be re-invisioned, possibly to gain further funding.
• Education, property tours, farm stay retreats (railway carriage)
• Large old van suitable to make into a cabin
• Aquaculture yabbies, marron, bream, spirulina
• Farm gate produce olive oil, dried olives, value added sandalwood nuts, salt condiments
• Oil Mallee for Eucalyptus oil and coppice for firewood sales
• Bees and floral supplies
• Broombush fencing
• Suitable for WWOOFers to assist with horticulture, conversion to organics.

The property has a main road entrance that is easy to find, whilst secluded and private from road and neighbours. The local towns are Quairading 25km, Beverley 25km, York 40km, Perth 145km (1.5-2hrs). Historic Greenhills Inn is 15km.

Local services include mail delivery in/out twice a week including library service; the school bus route for local towns; the T3 grain freight train line passes through the property but is currently closed. York, Beverley and Quairading all have primary schools. York is a district high school that goes to year 10. Closest high school is Northam for year 11 and 12. All serviced by school buses from corner of the property.

Request, one or all, of the following lists:
1. Species List – Local and Planted
2. Flora and Fauna
3. Fruit and Nut trees, vegetables (over 40)
4. Stewardship Skills and Transition Plan
5. Plant and Equipment (included in the price)

The owner is keen to pass on the knowledge to the next generation of nurturers and will assist the transition as much as possible. In recognition of this property’s place in the landscape, it is requested to keep its name “Quarraluna”, as this is what it is known as locally nationally and internationally. It means beyond the beyond wild peach moon.

Property Features
  • Lifestyle
  • 5 bed
  • 2 bath
  • Land is 100 acre
  • Road Map
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