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HBS Guy

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Well, in a week or so will send an email to the council. Likely demolition order and should council know about asbestos?
 

HBS Guy

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From Google Earth Pro seems the drop from front to rear of block is one metre, just nice, allows frost to drain away, allows some nice landscaping effects, no huge amount of earth moving needed to have level “platforms” for house and greenhouse+garden shed.

Will still get the surveyor to measure it accurately tho.
 

HBS Guy

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Asked council and previous owner of block, see what they know that they are willing to tell me.
 

HBS Guy

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Hmmmm eucalypt forest ia in a national park. These are NEVER managed so I will chop down lots of gum tree saplings and plant fire resistant trees.

Also—road reserves are crown land, nothing to do with the bloody council. Great!
 

HBS Guy

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Heh, real estate agent sold my two Tassie blocks rang. Told them if they could sell my present block AND buy a cheaper block over 1000sqm then they have a deal. Mentioned $75K for the present block.

See what happens!
 

HBS Guy

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Going to sell my block. Mum’s house will sell for WAY more than what I dreamed of even last year. Where there is no crap about bushfire danger I can make do with a somewhat smaller block. Now to get a decent price for it. I paid, gross, like $53,000, spent $2,200 getting water put on and $8,000 having power put on, $2,000 having a garden shed built and add $6,000 agent commission and say $2,500 LTO fees means minimum of $70,000 asking price. Might be a bit much but it is a big block and power and water ARE connected!
 

HBS Guy

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Acting on a suggestion from my bil I am looking into the price of having a steel American Barn built to be my home. Very cheap compared to other buildings and can have a mezzanine floor.
 

johnsmith

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Acting on a suggestion from my bil I am looking into the price of having a steel American Barn built to be my home. Very cheap compared to other buildings and can have a mezzanine floor.

just make sure it's well insulated otherwise you'll cook when it's hot, freeze when it's cold, and you find it deafening when it rains.
 

HBS Guy

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Feeling a bit weird and sad right now. House is nearly all packed up, big skip in the drive filling up with the detritus of 60 years (62 years to be exact, 1960–2022) of life. So much of Mum’s stuff is such utter rubbish, LOL!

No return of the stolen items or photos—someone in the family is a thief. Not nice to know but it is so.

Trip to Tassie next Saturday—should determine where my house will be. Old life new life.

After the trip, start selling the furniture that I do not want to take with me.
 
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johnsmith

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Feeling a bit weird and sad right now. House is nearly all packed up, big skip in the drive filling up with the detritus of 60 years (62 years to be exact, 1962–2022) of life. So much of Mum’s stuff is such utter rubbish, LOL!

No return of the stolen items or photos—someone in the family is a thief. Not nice to know but it is so.

Trip to Tassie next Saturday—should determine where my house will be. Old life new life.

After the trip, start selling the furniture that I do not want to take with me.
It's always difficult to leave behind what has been part of your life for so long, but new beginnings are an adventure and should be cherished.
 

HBS Guy

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Yup. Looking forward to that. Also think the steak I cooked for breakfast may have been a bit off—Socks got most of that :)
 
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