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Where it all began... a visit to Sat-chit-ananda

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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Comment by Dave Riley on September 25, 2020 at 23:23

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.


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