For those still interested remember that all prices are negotiable, keep in mind that people have got property's for three times less then the initial advertised price, its even expected you negotiate, if all you have is 10k then just offer 10k, you may find a offer of 10k on a 40k property will get the ball rolling and could open the window for barter card or trades.Let me just tell you quietly i hopefully will settle shortly on a 110Hectare property in "new England region of NSW" for just 50k..... original asking price was 94k.....No harm in asking... and let me tell you its the law that any official offer must be presented to the agent.......Dont expect to simply ask a farmer to sub divide you of a few acears in many many councils the minimal lot size is normally rather large to stop this (500acears or so) and all the smaller lots where divided before 2002.Here are some to get your brain clicking:http://www.cheapcoun...y/1/default.asp PILLIGA half acre $4950
Lot 5 Walgett Street
Half acre Building block with builders pole and water in small
country town about 20 minutes Wee Waa or 45 mins Narrabri.Yes that's FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS (not including stamp duty... etc)so as you can see above anything is really possible.....Just remember that this is the real world and in the real world there is ALOT of redtape to keep people like "us/you" out of the system of owning property.expect many council fee's in building permits, draftman fee's, inspections, meeting building codes and standards, owner builder license, duel occupancy problems...... etcyou simply cant just go and build a stick hut slap some mud on it and start squatting there..sorry correction on the above you can but its not the right way to go about it and you risk losing all your hard work, as much as i wish that i could simply squat on a beach im to much of a girlscout to actually try it, and i spouse most of us are the same + my wife simply wont let me 0_o... you can live in a shed in most councils for up to 12months.( that can be extended on application)If you really want to live self sufficient, you will find a way, be it squatting under common law or years of red tape ;)
Apparently at the end of next month there is a expo where many councils/ shires are pushing to change the duel occupancy rule both ways depending on shire, 1 shire will allow compelate separate duel occupancy's and the other shire 40min away will only allow them attached, so if your plan was to have friends live in your "comune" then you would need to check the above.
In regards to your question i think a small cob + strawbail
cottage on a 5k
block will come in under 10k ;)
All your equipment / furniture / random building materials can be found on craigslist/gumtree for free or very cheap.
or lash out on a house and land package here IN AUSTRALIA for $14,000
hang on with the first home buyers grant that makes the above property free 0_o....???Btw dont get me wrong im all for squatting and common law i really would love to see people do that, but persioanly myself after weighing up the cons and pros i found squatting and fighting the man to be to hard in the end.... regardless if its right or wrong.
here is a fun interesting property, i assume the tanks are underground?....
$14k BOMB SHELTER BUY IN ANYONE!!!!
57-59 STATION STREET
Three Old Fuel Bowsers Three Fuel Tanks ,Service Pit Toilet Block 2 toilets septic tank 2415m2 four blocks of land
Huge Concrete slab which is ideal to put large shed on, Ok to
build Power phone water available Not been used as fuel outlet
for five years.
(and by bomb shelter i mean secret mad scientist laboratory)
If you managed to read this fair ill give you another small secret, research "Russel Island" in Brisbane, its only 40min from the city and you should be able to get a large block for 20k maybe even lower with negotiation, you get the best of ALL worlds, city and country and beach and island ><, just make sure to buy above sea level ><http://www.russellis...rty/details/367
I know not much i have said has been over 1acre but still a start is a start...
start with offering every agent on every property here 10k http://www.realestat...rce=refinementsBest of luck!!Cant wait to see what you buy-V
Edited by vual, 17 January 2012 - 06:48 PM.