We have signed contracts to buy a 12 acre lifestyle block north of Upper Hutt, New Zealand. Once the LIM and building reports are done in the next 10 days, we'll be unconditional. We have a 6 month settlement date, with the option for early settlement if we sell sooner than that. We also signed tonight with a great real estate agent to sell our place, so it's all systems go!
The place we bought wasn't on the market (!) so I can't link to any photos to show you yet. However, it has 12 acres (about 8 in bush), a fenced vege garden, small orchard (perfect for all my dwarf trees in pots at the mo), a chicken coop and run (for the 5 we are inheriting plus our own 4)one big paddock and a couple of smaller ones, a 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 living room house and a lovely landscaped family lawn leading off the main living areas.
We are right next to Kaitoke Country Gardens Cafe so when all the work gets too much, I have good coffee a 3 min walk away - sad huh?
We are just so excited!!!! This has been our dream for over 10 years, so to finally have the chance to live it is a bit surreal at present.
Ideally, I'd love to be there by my 40th in July. Cross your fingers for us, and if you know anyone who wants to buy a great 6 bedroom home in Stokes Valley............!
Second thing for me to do is introduce you to our new 'ladies':
|Nuglet, Beatrice, Molly and Dot|
born 9th Feb 2011
Cleo the cat likes to sit on the wire roof and observe their antics. Keith and Lucy the other cats are very put out and won't go near the coop. Keith glares at me as if to say "what do you think you're DOING letting them into MY house?" Wait till we get sheep and pigs too - pooooooor Keith.