This property offers the rare treat of 39.1 ha (98 acres) of schlerophyll forest with real rainforest in the gullies and virtually no exotic weeds, so no lantana, no privet and no camphor laurel. The solid concrete block home has two bedrooms with large open plan living/dining/kitchen and is fully insulated in ceilings and walls for minimum energy consumption when heating or cooling. There are a huge variety of native birds, animals and plant/tree species in a "super-secluded", pristine paradise just 9km (10 min drive) from Bellingen.
This happy hide-away is set well back (400m) from the road with absolute privacy guaranteed. The current owners have spent 15 years slowly but surely removing all the lantana, camphor laurel, privet and other exotic weeds as well as planting hundreds of new rainforest trees. The result is a rare treat so close to town with many walking tracks to explore and discover the miracle of native species including orchids, ferns and bromeliads.
The hard work has been done in cleaning the weeds and now the natural canopy and a small amount of maintenance work can keep it that way. There is a vast array of tree species here including the Bunya Pine, Hoop Pine, Blue Lillipilli, Rusty Plum, Davidson Plum, Native Frangipani, Flametree, Grey Possumwood, Red Cedar, Blackbean, White Oak, Water Gum, Staghorn, Elkhorn and lot's more (contact us for an even longer list). So if part of your dream is to preserve native forest and impact positively against global warming then here is a perfect opportunity.
The home itself is simple, solid and very, very comfortable with overdone insulation in all walls and ceilings to ensure low energy consumption and a home that is naturally cool in summer and warm in winter. The open plan living/dining/kitchen area (9x9 plus 7x4m) enjoys lots of natural light and is easy to look after with high ceilings and either laminate or vinyl covered concrete slab.
The kitchen offers lots of bench/cupboard and drawer space with gas oven and cooktop together with stainless steel sink and perfectly private outlook. This living area also enjoys a serious slow combustion log burner that can warm the whole house, while in summer this home is naturally cool.
The spacious (4x3m) bathroom/laundry offers shower over half bath, laundry connections, vanity and dual flush toilet and is conveniently located for both bedrooms and the living space. Bedroom 1 (5x4m) has plenty of space with a full wall built in robe and direct access to the covered verandah. While bedroom 2 (4x3.5m) is currently used as an office/study and provides an ideal multi-use space as guest room, study or second bedroom.
In addition to the very comfortable home, this property also has what was the "original house" and is now a "shed", (6x6m) which provides a great additional space that could easily become a separate studio or work space and has its own 5,000 gallon concrete water tank (which acts as backup as bush fire reserve for the main house).
There's a 15,000 gallon concrete in ground rain water tank for the house as well as a bore into beautiful clean underground water, providing virtually unlimited water supply for gardens, forest and life.
There are other smaller sheds as well as the large shed and you'll find four man made ponds around the house/yard with at least 12 different frog species identified to date. The wildlife is amazing with sugar gliders, feather tail gliders, wallabies, possums and more, all previously sighted, to say nothing of the 80-100 different bird species including the much loved lyre birds, lorikeets and native parrots.
Does this sound like your new home?
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726 Kalang Rd, KALANG - $499,000