Town for sale

Submitted: Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 12:05
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Hi all
I was just reading this (link below) and started day dreaming.I think it would be great if 1500 Exploroz members chipped in $500 plus a little extra and turned the place into a rest area/stop over/caravan park/camp ground or function place for travellers. We could put in a bush bar/basic general store plus fuel stop.
All exploroz members could stay there free of charge and give a bit of a chop out as required.We when then have something of our own in QLD and from there we could look at other state camp areas before we take over AUST.
Any thoughts by anyone and the team from exploroz.
Stuart and Gunny the day dreamers.

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/home/interiors/buy-your-own-town-for-750000/news-story/fc0e93ee723a70f5c554024ca2cda546
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Reply By: Les - PK Ranger - Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 14:15

Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 14:15
Posted this story on 4x4 Earth yesterday, the story spotted in Daily Mail.
At least news.com didn't refer to it as an OUTBACK TOWN !!
Not that far out :)

Daily Mail story

There is high interest at the Earth site, so be quick !!
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Reply By: allein m - Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 16:12

Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 16:12
A totally amazing idea we live in Broken Hill and paid 40k for a home here ten years ago and I know of a a few others who came from Sydney and did the same

I moved from Perth to be here

I know they did some thing similar for wave rock /Hyden in Offered cheap home for people willing to open tourist shops to bring in tourists

They are lucky they got work others like us are retired but much better life style away from the rat race

I am sure the same would be for this place why pay 500k up for a home you may never own


yes I know many just cannot do it for many reason s but for those who can go for it
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Follow Up By: Member - Stuart and Gunny - Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 17:33

Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 17:33
allein m
Myself and a friend would be prepared to put up a reasonable amount of money if we could get other people involved money wise,plus to help with setting the place up to be an attraction.It would be great if i could get a retired sparky,plumber,builder etc and turn the place into a destination that people would like to visit and explore.Two trains of thought 1) if a heap of people put in to buy the place then it only has to break even or a small profit 2) if a few people put in reasonable amounts it must make a return on there out lay.In saying that i still think if a lot of people put in bugger all and helped to fix it up all exploroz members plus other people could have a lot of fun.
Stuart and Gunny the day dreamers.
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Reply By: Sir Kev - Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 17:18

Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 17:18
Having been there and inspected from memory 5 of the houses and the church, I wouldn't be tempted to buy the "town".
It is really only an old sawmill/logger community that has some woeful roads in and out. The old mills have been gutted and are really only a derelict open sheds.


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Follow Up By: Member - Stuart and Gunny - Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 17:46

Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 17:46
Hi Sir Kev
If that is the case it would change my opinion.Judging by the pics the place looks half decent.It said 16 houses not 5 plus it said 8 are rented out.Looking at all the pics it does not look like what you described but i guess that is why people dont trust real estate agents for a reason.I will go back to day dreaming .
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev - Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 19:29

Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 19:29
I didn't say there was only 5, I inspected 5 that are proposed to be relocated to another ghost town about 150km away.

I will see if I can find my photos of them at work tomorrow.

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Follow Up By: Member - Stuart and Gunny - Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 19:38

Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 19:38
Hi Sir Kev
My mistake sorry.What condition were they in and how did the other houses look.
Stuart and Gunny
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Reply By: Member - Outback Gazz - Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 20:32

Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 20:32
Muzbry should buy the place - he has probably got that much loose change lost under his couch cushions and could set the place up for the national Eo coffee club annual get together lol


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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 15:35

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 15:35
Gdy Gazz
Ill look into it if you realy think its a good idea. Ill move the whole family up there. Im sure my darling would like that. So coffee is on the third Thursday of every month, all welcome.
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Reply By: Ron N - Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 18:06

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 18:06
Stuart - I believe the town/property in question, is now under offer, according to a news article I read this morning.

Cheers, Ron.
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 07:10

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 07:10
Wait a few months, and Leigh Creek in SA will be for sale for about the same price unfortunately. maybe a few hundred homes after the mine closed.

Thanks to the left loonies.
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