Considering a Tree Change? Buy a Hobby Farm!

If you’re thinking about packing in city living and moving to the country, you might want to consider a Hobby Farm.  In the last few years, hobby farms have become quite popular with growing families and even retirees who are looking for a rural lifestyle property.

There are all different types of Hobby Farms coming on to the market in each state – from smaller lifestyle blocks suitable perhaps for a few horses, right up to semi-commercial orchards and farming set ups.

Rural hobby farms blocks are a great option offering both affordability and lifestyle.   There are still many great buys around which offer tremendous value for money.

Top 5 things to consider when buying a hobby farm

  • Do your research.  Like with any property it’s important to do thorough research on the property and the area.   Check recent property sales or auction results in the surrounding areas.  It’s a good idea to talk to locals in the area who know first hand what the market is like.
  • Understand your ‘why’.  Why is the idea of buying a hobby farm so appealing to you?  What do you intend to do with the property.  Get a really clear idea of your motivation for purchasing a hobby farms and then commit your criteria for your ‘ideal’ property to paper.  That way, when you are considering different properties you can assess each one with your end goal in mind.
  • Check seasonal & environmental effects.  As part of your research on a property it’s a good idea to research the seasonal changes you might encounter.  Check local flood maps is a must.  Rainfall records for the area will give you an indication of your irrigation needs.  These are particularly important if you intend to use the land for farming.
  • Check in with local council.  If you intend to make major changes to the property or use it for commercial purposes, it’s a good idea to check in with council first.  Each local council in Australia will have different legislation about developments and suitable land uses.
  • Work with agents you know and trust.  If you are specifically on the market for hobby farm, work an agent who has experience with these properties.  If in doubt, take a look at our Agent directory for a list of trusted rural property agents around Australia.

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Hobby Farm hotspots in Australia

Take a look at this video as we showcase the best Hobby Farms around Australia.