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Country living: what you need to know before making the move

Been dreaming of moving to the country? There are plenty of reasons to make a move away from the hustle and bustle of city living to a quieter countryside life. Before you pack up and leave the city behind, there are a few things you should know about country living.


Why you should consider calling the country home

The first thing to consider when contemplating a move to the country is the benefits of living in a more regional environment, as there are many to enjoy!
Key rewards of country living include:


Less stress

One of the most significant advantages of country living is the reduction in stress levels. With less traffic, noise and crowds, you’ll find that the pace of life slows down, allowing you to relax and enjoy a more peaceful existence.


Lovely loyal locals

Living in the countryside promotes a strong sense of community, where neighbours often know and support one another, creating a tight-knit and welcoming environment. You’ll be catching up at the local in no time.


Mood booster

Surrounded by nature, fresh air and sunshine, you’ll feel more connected to the natural world. With less pollution and more green spaces, the countryside can also contribute to improved mental health and wellbeing.


Space and privacy

Country living typically means more space and privacy. You may have more land around your home, allowing for gardening, pets, farming or other outdoor activities.


Choosing your country living location

So where should you go for your country change? Choosing the right location is crucial. If you’re moving to the countryside for work purposes, you’ll need to consider the proximity to your job. However, if you’re moving for a lifestyle change, you’ll want to find an area that suits your needs and interests.

Consider what amenities are important to you. Do you want to be close to a town with shops and restaurants, or do you prefer to be completely isolated?
Do you want to live near the coast or in the mountains? Research different areas to find the perfect spot for your country lifestyle.

Fairhaven builds homes across Victoria, including many regional locations that are ideal for a country move. Take a look at where we build here.


Exploring home styles for country life

There’s no single ‘right way’ to do country living. Your home style and design can still reflect your unique needs, preferences and personal taste. However, you might like to lean into that country feeling, opting for a more classic aesthetic as opposed to ultra-modern.

When it comes to house type, you’ll also want to consider your lifestyle. If you plan to work from home, you’ll need to ensure that you have a dedicated workspace. Additionally, if you enjoy outdoor activities, you may want to consider a property with ample land for gardening or pets.


Non-negotiables for a country change

Before making the move to the country, there are a few non-negotiables you’ll need to consider. Firstly, ensure that you have access to the internet and mobile phone coverage that you need for your day to day life. This could be essential for your work, education or simply staying connected with loved ones.

You’ll also need to consider transportation. Living in the countryside often means you’ll need a car to get around, so ensure that you have reliable transport to get to work, school, or run errands.


A country home for a happy life

Moving to the country and immersing yourself in a more regional lifestyle can be just what you need to discover a happy, healthy way to live.


Our team can help you start on your country living journey — reach out and let’s chat.

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