38574 South Western Highway, Walpole, WA 6398
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Rammed Earth Home With Pottery Studio in Unique Bush Setting
This is a unique opportunity to own a delightfully artistic and comfortable home in a shared bush environment at well below building cost and far below the million dollars or more it would cost to buy such a home on a wholly owned acreage of this size.
Rammed earth home has many unique features on a near self-sufficient two acre home site in 149 acres of bush and forest on the south coast of Western Australia. The house and improvements on the home site will be fully owned by the purchaser plus a one-eighth share in the remaining property. The other seven shareholders each have a similar home site under a lease arrangement between the parties.
House has off-grid solar power, pure water from creek and rainwater tanks, orchards, covered vegie garden, chook runs, green house, shade house and several sheds. Two bedroom in main house plus two outside accommodation units including a converted railway carriage. Second internal bedroom has its own bathroom/toilet and can be virtually self-contained. Pottery studio attached to house has large gas kiln, sink, work table and shelving and opens to an outdoor area with fire bricks for raku kiln etc. Unique features of house include marri wood floors, Norfolk pine and marri roof beams, lamp and ornament niches in walls, half-tree trunks embedded in walls, stained glass feature windows, octagonal lounge area with enclosed island fireplace and large window looking out to bush, big country kitchen with tingle wood table built around central tree-trunk post, wood fired oven, gas stove and oven, gas fridges, modern fittings with smooth sliding drawers, large pantry, big laundry/work area, corrugated external feature wall and choice of several outdoor living/dining areas. Satellite dishes for tv and NBN computer connection with wifi. Land line telephone (Telstra mobile service available).
The eight shareholders who own the whole property form the Deep River Ecological Community but it no longer operates as an active community. Only two shareholders are permanently resident and others are resident from time to time. Meetings are held at least once a year to discuss matters relating to the property but the general policy is to maintain it as a bush property and not undertake extensive development. The share offered for sale is at one end of the property and has its own entrance from the highway. An annual fee (currrently $1000) covers rates, insurance, internal road and fence maintenance, The land is zoned for rural conservation which provides for the preservation of existing bush but allows for some unintrusive tourist activities.,
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