179 Faraway Road, Cawongla
BOUNTIFUL, RETREAT-STYLE LIVING
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If you're looking for something "out of the ordinary" then this may be the one.
This extraordinary property has been a conscientious labour of love. From the moment of its development in 1997 the owners have put their heart and soul into every facet of its creation. A family home built on a philosophy of sustainable purism, the majority of materials were harvested on the property and not a toxic chemical introduced.
The main home is built of hardwood (ironbark, bloodwood, tallowood) and sandstone, sourced, milled and masoned on the property. Initially built to house a family, it has two living quarters. The main Western space houses kitchen/living, office and parents' retreat with ensuite and the Eastern wing for the kids, has 3 bedrooms, rumpus room , bathroom and laundry. All bedrooms open onto the North facing verandah and the rumpus room and main bathroom/laundry open onto the Southern deck. The earthiness of the dark timber-lined, raked ceilings and light timber floors throughout, with rough hewnpoles, embraces you at once with warmth and an energetic calm.
The kitchen is large and perfect for catering, with timber benchtops and plenty of storage space. The living area has a rare and beautiful cast iron firebox that opens at either end to fit large logs that keep the fires burning while you sleep.Verandahs wrap around the whole home with views from the Northern side that extend as far as the Border Ranges, Blue Knob and Billen Cliffs. Mt Warning (Wollumbin) once visible, could be visible again with a bit of sensitive tree lopping. There's plenty of space on this Northern verandah to wile away the hours in the winter sun or host sumptuous BBQ's with captivating views.
The southern deck is large enough to host workshops in a beautiful outdoor environment surrounded by palms. It is also the entranceway to the separate 2 bedroom studio/granny flat. An extension of the main dwelling, this addition was initially added to house extended family but has recently been used as a treatment space for alternative medicine practitioners. This studio has 2 well-sized bedrooms, a living room, bathroom, two toilets and separate laundry along with a small verandah that takes in the Northerly views.
A large dam/natural swimming hole is purified by a reticulated water pump and welcomes you at the entrance to the home. With Bali hut alongside, this makes the perfect summer retreat.
Everything about this home lends itself to a multitudeof uses. From comfortable and sustainableextended family home to potential on-site business, hosting retreats in any number of modalities.
The land is 70 percent forested, decreasing the amount of maintenance for its size. However there are 3 specific clearings that offer agricultural potential. A 10ha water licence comes with the property. With such a long boundary of Websters Creek, access to water and swimming holes hasnever been an issue. An extensive list of plantings and fruit trees comes with this property. From medicinal herbs to tropical beauties and fruit trees galore, these gardens will never let you down.
A massive shed with all the ingredients to make a livable barn, STCA, is situated central to the property, with access to all sections of the property via internal tracks. Fire trails exist throughout the property.
*The home is fully off grid with a 5.5kw solar system making sure you are freed from rising electricity prices
* 8KVA Generator
* 4 bay carport
* 2 bay carport/man cave with cement floor
* 5 X 22,000l Water tanks
* 190,000L dam water
* Millable timber
- Just 20 minutes drive to Kyogle and Nimbin
- 1 hour and 15 minutes to Gold Coast, Ballina and local beaches
- School bus route to local public and Steiner Schools
THIS PROPERTY IS A GREAT INVESTMENT IN YOUR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE.
Call Jacqui on 0439 15 6666 to arrange your private inspection.