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5 years 8 months ago #526460 by Koen and Suze
Hi everyone.

We are Koen and Suze.
We just bought ourselves a 6,5 hectare slice of beautiful Nelson North.
Becides the native bush, brambles and gorse is there not much else on our land yet.
We've got a little steam which at the moment runs nicely, but not sure what will happen to it in the middle of summer.
There's a badly maintained road to a flat building site where we will be building a platform to put our lotus bell tent on.
After that we will be building a small shed for our shower, toilet and kitchen and once that's done we'd like to put a rain and sun cover over the whole site.
We're really going back to the basics and hopefully our budget will stretch far enough to gravel the road and get power and phone to the site.
After that. .. we're not sure.
It's going to be a mission, but i think we're ready for it.
Looking forward to getting ideas and suggestions from all of you here on this website.
Thank you for reading or message.

Cheers

Koen and Suze

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5 years 8 months ago #526469 by Anakei
Replied by Anakei on topic Starting a mission
Well, that certainly sounds like an adventure! Just make sure you've got somewhere warm and dry before next winter.

Good luck in your endeavours :)

Urban mini farmer and guerilla gardener

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5 years 8 months ago #526472 by Koen and Suze
Replied by Koen and Suze on topic Starting a mission
That's a good advise for sure, thanks heaps.

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5 years 8 months ago #526483 by MurrayR
Replied by MurrayR on topic Starting a mission
I would suggest you look at a 20 ft container for the utility shed. Saw someone advertising "single use" containers for $1500 recently

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5 years 8 months ago #526495 by Koen and Suze
Replied by Koen and Suze on topic Starting a mission
Yeah we were thinking about that too. Makes an instand lock up and will serve great as workshop later down the track.
Cheers

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5 years 8 months ago #526531 by reggit
Replied by reggit on topic Starting a mission
Somewhere warm and dry for you, some fenced areas safe and secure for your critters...then spend some time just getting used to the place and mulling over how best to use it, fence it, and plant it :cheer:

Take a break...while I take care of your home, your block, your pets, your stock! [;)] PM me...
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5 years 8 months ago #526598 by tonybaker
Replied by tonybaker on topic Starting a mission
it's an exciting start to your dreams! My advice is to get friendly with Tasman District Council planning department and check what options are allowed for buildings. So many people waste time on ideas that won't get council approval. See if you can live on site in a caravan for a while to get used to the local conditions. Check out power, water and phone options. See what the bank will lend on, do all these things before you start dreaming.
Good luck, lots of people have done what you hope to do before, and there is plenty of advice on this site.

5 acres, Ferguson 35X and implements, Hanmay pto shredder, BMW Z3, Countax ride on mower, chooks, Dorper and Wiltshire sheep. Bosky wood burning central heating stove and radiators. Retro caravan. Growing our own food and preserving it. Small vineyard, crap wine. :)

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