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SpurTopia Homestead

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We are very excited to announce that we recently (May 2016) bought a property. 

SpurTopia Homestead
Spurtopia Homestead
 After a long search for a suitable location and land size we were lucky to find a property (a double story five bedroom house with a swimming pool and a Bali hut) on one acre of land in Fernvale. For those who don’t know, Fernvale is a beautiful small country town near Lake Wivenhoe, about 60 km west of Brisbane.

We are so thrilled about the property as we can see so much potential in it. There is plenty of land, an acre, which is just the right size for us to grow our organic food, native and fruit trees as well as free range chickens and honey bees.

We are already in the process of establishing garden beds to grow organic vegetables. The first things we moved to the property were several ute loads of horse manure πŸ™‚ as the soil here is really bad and needs a great deal of work and organic material.

The house needs quite a bit of TLC which is not a problem for us. We are currently working on the landscape design and sourcing a lot of materials (either free or in exchange for some of our home brew – beer, ginger lemonade or mead).

Buying a house is a headache for most people. However, in our case, we do not have any debt and we are free as a bird. We managed to buy the property for cash which we saved in the last 12 years.

A new story is just about to start. We have been transforming this property into Spurtopia homestead which is going to be used to educate people to live more sustainably. Plenty of open days, workshops, internships and wellbeing retreats are going to take place here so people can experience, learn and be inspired by a fulfilling, simple and healthy lifestyle.

So watch the space. It’s coming soon!

Your Spurtopians

Roman, Jana, Lada & Zlata

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Chris October 28, 2016 - 10:28 am

Congratulations on the new house, and being debt free. A great way to start your new endeavour. I'm familiar with Fernvale – it takes about an hours drive to get there. It gets a lot of rain which we tend to miss out on. Very green, or it was the last time we visited. Which was several years ago now.

selina October 28, 2016 - 10:29 am

hope we get to see lots of 'before' & 'after' photos of what you do to your place.
hope you have many happy hours of gardening & home care!
thanx for sharing

Australian Gardening Granny October 28, 2016 - 10:29 am

Wonderful news. Delighted to hear that you found the right place for you all. I look forward to hearing all about opportunities to visit and learn at SpurTopia Homestead. Jean.

africanaussie October 28, 2016 - 10:30 am

You are such an inspiration – good on you paying cash for your house. I look forward to seeing what you do to your new place.

Mr Home Maker October 29, 2016 - 11:14 am

Wow – this is wonderful….especially the discipline for saving up and buying cash.

Fiona Chain November 5, 2016 - 1:09 am

Hello lovely people, this is a wonderful achievement for you and your little family. Congratulations. I came to an open day you had when you were living in Brisbane. I love your gusto and enthusiasm for this simple living ideal. Fernvale is a little too far for me to come but I will follow your blog.
Kindest regards

Tania November 10, 2016 - 10:59 pm

Oh how wonderful that you have found your own little homestead. CONGRATULATIONS! And to pay cash, that is a fantastic achievement!

I look forward to following along with your adventures on your new property.

Have fun!


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