Life large off the grid in a stunning country retreat


Off-grid living and spectacular views make this Kangarilla property truly one of a kind.

Set on a 30ha bore-fed block on the aptly-named Glory Rd, the home – known as Forest Glen – is fully equipped for sustainable living, complete with a high-powered solar and battery back-up system, thick stone walls, rainwater tanks, a chicken run and vegie patch.

It’s what attracted vendors Shane and Tracy Pope and their two young children to the property six years ago.

“The appeal for us was life in the country and living totally off the grid which has been awesome,” Mr Pope says. “Obviously the lifestyle is fantastic and the house, being eco-friendly, has been amazing to live in. You never get a power bill. The house is built in a way that you don’t use electricity much anyway – I’ve never used the airconditioner the whole time we’ve been there –

it’s just built to look after the environment, in comfort.”

However, he says with their children now aged 14 and 11, a move back to the suburbs will make life more convenient for the family’s school and business commitments.

Mr Pope says the property could appeal to professional people looking for a rural retreat or hobby farm. “There’s not much maintenance required. There’s no grass to mow, which makes it quite easy-care. We just run some beef cattle on it.”

Other features of the open-plan home include the wood fire pizza oven, and a striking kitchen with solid timber and stone composite tops, stainless steel appliances and ample storage.

219 Glory Rd, Kangarilla

Contact agent for price

Agent: Harris Real Estate, Arabella Hooper 0403 336 407, Will Scott 0421 636 007. Land size: 31ha. Offers: By noon on Wednesday, September 25. Open: 3.15pm to 3.45pm Saturday.


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