Here's our advice

Take it from Michael, there’s a few things you need to think about when moving from the city to a lifestyle block, things you may not know you need to think about yet, like where your water supply is coming from and how to test the quality.

Rural risks you'll need to think about

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Rural theft

Because you're living more remotely, it's important to think about steps you can take, like security lights, cameras and alarms, to protect your property from would-be thieves.

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Septic systems

Unlike the city, you’re not connected to main wastewater networks so you need to be thinking about where your waste is ending up and how often you need to service your tanks to make sure they’re up to scratch.

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Looking after your animals

Most lifestylers take the opportunity to add a few animals to their block, but these animals have minds of their own. It's important to find a good vet in your area who knows how to treat the animals you have on your block.

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Water quality

You'll likely be using water tanks, so it's good to know how to maintain your tanks and filtration systems to keep your water clean and safe to use.