The good life – without the work

Sunday 11 July 2004

If there is one thing thousands of small-block owners have discovered, it is that having a lifestyle does not necessarily mean having a life.

By The Landlord

Townies flocked to buy five-hectare (12-½ acre) lifestyle blocks within commuting distance of their office jobs. But many put their land back on the market after discovering its upkeep left them no time for leisure.

Now a new breed of lifestyler is seeking the good life, aiming to get the best of both worlds, urban and rural.

The new lifestyler lives on a small block, typically less than 3ha, among a cluster of fellow country-lovers. It is not big enough to make any money from, but there is room for the kids to have a couple of ponies or pet lambs, for an extensive garden, and a feeling of peace and quiet.

Read More - Opens in a new window
Commenting is closed

House Prices

House price drops are short-lived - Alexander

Periods of house price decline are rare and "short-lived", says economist Tony Alexander, amid forecasts of a drop of 10%-15% this year.


Industrial holdings leave Provincia in strong position

Tales of strife and problems abound in the commercial property world these days, but the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has not been as devastating for all commercial players.


Mortgage lending slumps to record low in April

Mortgage lending fell to its lowest level on record last month as the property market ground to a halt during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Site by PHP Developer