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My Neighbour’s Share is For Sale, and I’d Love Somebody Wonderful to Buy It

34860_372466For years, shares in my community have come up for sale quite rarely. And now, all of a sudden, there are four

Two undeveloped ones, original shareholders who, after over 30 years, have  come to the realisation that they really are never going to move here.  And two with houses. Janet moved away over a decade ago to deal with a family crisis, couldn’t bear to sell her much loved place then, and the house has been left vacant ever since. It’s nestled in a ferny valley next to a running creek, very basic and very magical. And my neighbours, Adam and Sue, sadly have moved. Their place has the same, very poor soil as mine so it will take a lot of soil building to make gardens. And like mine it’s on a high, sloping ridge. But it has 4.5 kva of solar power, lots of water tanks and dams, a one bedroom house, a studio and a huge pole frame shed.

I keep thinking it would really suit a potter or a sculptor or someone who needs a big shed space for their work or art.  There’s established fruit trees and olive trees and room for a lot more. You can read about our community at blackhorsecreek.snappages.com.  And you can use the buttons at the bottom to share this post.  Please help me find a wonderful new neighbour.

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  • Pandora February 19, 2014, 11:40 am

    Hi Linda, how would one find out about these properties? Thank you, Pandora

  • Linda February 19, 2014, 11:45 am

    Hi Pandora, go to the blackhorsecreek.snappages.com link and have a good browse. See if you think you like the sound of the whole property and community first – you’re not just buying a house, you’re buying a share in 1000 acres with over 300 acres of private national park and a creek and a mountain and its own community centre. If you think it would work for you, under “Joining Us” you’ll find a contact form. Use that and someone will get back to you to answer any questions, give directions, etc.

  • cityhippyfarmgirl February 19, 2014, 2:18 pm

    I hope you find some wonderful new neighbours Linda. (It’s so tempting…)

  • Jeni at Northern Rivers Dreaming February 20, 2014, 8:18 pm

    When we were looking to buy, oh, must have been what, early 2008?, we mentioned Black Horse Creek community as an example of somewhere we liked to one of our realtors. And were promptly shown the block of land right next to the community’s front gate. It was a very steep block. I still think about it now and then, and wonder if anyone’s built there yet 🙂

    (we still regularly use the community’s website – great wildlife / bird lists 🙂 Oh and a lovely photo of an antechinus.)

  • Linda February 21, 2014, 7:24 am

    Grrr. That would be a next door block, not part of the community, and a bit rude (and typical of real estate agents I guess) to send you to it and not put you in contact with us. It should never have been subdivided, and no, it has never been built on. But we do own a valley, almost the whole of the top end of the watershed, so there’s not much flat land here either.

  • Jeni at Northern Rivers Dreaming February 24, 2014, 11:57 am

    Thank you for sharing that Linda. It’s very interesting to hear, because we suspected exactly these things at the time.

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