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A visit to an off grid homestead that inspired me to see what I could achieve on a tiny city block. Oh, and some very cute baby goats.
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So did you see a spot you'd like to settle in? You know, and self suffice...?
Self Sufficent Me is shot in Bellmere. For my money there is some good land at the Godwin Beach/Ningi interface. Just so long as you keep the flood maps in mind for the whole region, even Woodford.
Of course, there is 'acreage' and then there is a large suburban block, like ours (the one we live on)-- which is around 706 square metres.
I think you can have too much land. You want to keep your capacity to inhabit it all actively in mind. There are also council restrictions -- not that I've found anyone here deferring to them.
The cheapest house in Beachmere just sold in our street -- 703 m² for $240,000.Mind you the house is rough!
My hypothesis for around here is that if push comes to shove you rent land and if needs be, put in a solar driven spear pump for water.
So many people around here own land they don't use. They just mow it.
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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion. It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)
GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.
Talk to Andy on 0422 022 961. You can Pay on this link
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