Tree-change Post Pandemic
Posted by: Chrissy30692783
12th Nov 2021 03:52pm
Now that the pandemic is over and Australia is starting to open up are you considering moving from the city to the country? Why would you want to change now, is it because you feel safer in a country area from catching the virus?
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There was no pandemic, the WHO lied, humanity have lived with CoronaVirus for centuries.... And the WHO is planning on another bout if there climate change scare mongering doesnt work this time. WHO is already signing up countries, including Australia for the WHO be the one who tells us when there is a 'pandemic' and how every country will deal with it.
I lived my youth in country and 30 years in city, and back in country, Living on a large block that now is too difficult to manage on own, and as the Gov has destroyed almost every industry, work area, it makes it difficult to find gardeners etc. but that is probably a problem in the city as well.
People might be able to lease long term properties, to get the benefit of country life without the costs, and also help older people to be able to stay on their properties. In our town many blocks are 3/4 acre in size which is plenty for two people and privacy as well
Having spent quite a few years living & working in small towns & cities, I would love to do a Tree Change, but family is important to us and as most of our grandchildren live locally, we will stay here.
I think within Victoria going for a tree or sea change is somewhat unrealistic. While I recognise that lots of people can work from home, the cost of living in small towns isn't that much different to living in the city now! Yes you can get a house somewhat cheaper, but even 10 years ago the cost of houses somewhere like Ballarat was pretty radically lower than it is now. Plus, by the time you take into account having to travel to and from the city for work, even if it's not every day, it's not worth the effort!
Yes I would, I have lived in cities most of my life, but 5 years ago I was living in a little country town, I liked it, was ok but yu really need a car in the country the bus service is not good, and I found some things were a lot more expensive, I liked the less traffic and crowds, the people were very friendly but not really interested in getting to know you. All in all it is a good lifestyle.
We've wanted to live on acreage for years for a hobby farming lifestyle but as a young couple we needed to stick close to jobs until we could afford it. Now since the pandemic land prices have gone up so much in QLD I doubt we'll be able to afford to move anywhere within driving distance of our families for probably another 2-5 years :(
Yes, we have considered moving into the country. The only reason we haven't us the lack of jobs in my husband's industry
No plans to move. We chose where we are because of its close proximity to the city, the country and the beach.
During the pandemic I was always thinking that living in a rural areas would be safer, and I have set a plan for the far future to move to regional areas in case we face another pandemic. But not for this one.
No unfortunately country regional & rural areas have less opportunities/services 4 local communities. eg. Council, education, medical, transport, retail & social services.
Heaps of work in the regional areas, especially tourist areas, no backpackers to fill the spots.
Firstly there has never been a real pandemic, and no not afraid of catching anything. I already live in a coastal town, but finding it hard to afford another rental now the sea changers bought the house I rent, many locals have had to leave family and friends because of rising costs of all these sea changers cashed up from selling their houses in the cities. I am facing VCAT hearing soon due to not being able to find anything affordable, so have had to look beyond my budget just to stay close to my elderly mum.
Not enough room, and she is still independant and enjoys her quiet life, plus don't want to ruin our relationship. Not just me but my young adult son too. You not the first one to suggest this either. I am looking at a house Wednesday.
If your elderly mother's living in her own home, move in with her.
I’d pack up and shift today if I had the finances to do it.
Yep, need a lot now, prices have skyrocketed in our regional town because it is coastal. Locals are being pushed out by cashed up city people.
I'm not changing location. I live in the city, have always been a city person and find the risk of fire , floods and other natural disasters too great a risk, to live in the country and feel at ease. I am more at ease with the pandemic than fire.
Guess it depends on how regional and what areas, we have no threat of bushfires here and also extremely rare to see snakes, no wonder you saw them when living near a swamp!
Fires are a major consideration for me personally. As are poisonous snakes and wild dogs. As a child I previously lived in the country bush with fire and snakes posing major threats yearly as we were alongside Crown land a market gardens and swamp the other sides.
Fires are scary but they are not everywhere in regional areas.