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    Quote Originally Posted by Winnie View Post
    City slicker!!


    Yeah. but only temporarily until we become swaggies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuppa View Post
    I miss it, but we’ve now had a town change (or at least as close as we are ever likely to get to living in town). We are now ‘blockies’ on a mere 2.5 acres, 10 minutes from town, can see the neighbours house across the paddock & even get a daily postal delivery & a weekly rubbish collection. Heck, we even have a bitumen road to our front gate!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuppa View Post
    We all get just one life. No good thinking ‘wish I’d done it’ when laying on your deathbed.

    You don’t need as much money as you think you do ............. unless you want to live city style out in the sticks.

    You may need to burn bridges to follow the dream - we could never afford to move back into the city, but we’d never want to. You gotta know what you want.

    We made our ‘Tree Change’ over 20 years ago. Both of us worked & then worked harder in the evenings & weekends. Everything was expensive, mainly because we were time poor.

    Then I gave up employment, we lived on a single wage & I had the time to do stuff (which I loved) which saved us heaps.
    Ooh, feeling inspired!

    Even though our income was halved our standard of living did not drop, we ate just as well, we still did the things we liked, we just didn’t need to spend as much money to do so. . We grew our own veg, raised our own meat, collected our own eggs, firewood & water.

    We lived 30kms from the nearest town & loved the lifestyle. It’s not for everyone but it was great for us. No neighbours in view. Total freedom to live & be as we wanted. Even afforded a few overseas trips - but we were largely happy to stay home. Reality is that property & stock are quite a responsibility & a tie, but if you love it it’s not hard most of the time. When it’ is hard it can be bloody hard, but you get through it. (e.g.. delivering dead calf late at night , by torchlight, in a howling gale). All forgotten when the freezer’s full, the wood’s collected & the fire warm & toasty. Always something to do.

    I miss it, but we’ve now had a town change (or at least as close as we are ever likely to get to living in town). We are now ‘blockies’ on a mere 2.5 acres, 10 minutes from town, can see the neighbours house across the paddock & even get a daily postal delivery & a weekly rubbish collection. Heck, we even have a bitumen road to our front gate!
    That sounds bloody awesome.

    My wife hates bugs, and convinced her parents to build a house a few blocks from us, so that's another hurdle to get over - not the end of the world though.

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    Have you thought of moving to a country area with a big industrial site eg the Hunter Valley where you may get an IT job in a coal mine but can still live out of town. I think of country areas with mines/abbatiors/steel works etc Maybe somewhere near a power station. The other option would be to look for an IT position with a regional council. I'm sure there are heaps of options if you really want to do it. As cuppa said above, you only get one life... Make it happen.
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    Well a few years ago my wife and I moved from Brissy to Cairns as a tree change ... pleased to see the back end of the city ...it was a big jump to leave the security of a good job etc but after being up here in Cairns for a while you really see how regional areas have there plus and minuses I got a job related to my trade but it just didn't work out for me so we ended up buying a takeaway shop of all things, while that's going ok ...we just bought a Patrol so eyes are now looking for the next step

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    Quote Originally Posted by AB View Post
    You could work towards a plan.

    If your knowledgable with I.T you could lock in a few clients to offer remote support, learn website development, Seo, graphic design, php scripting, flash designing, animation, online marketing and build a solid cliental and if stable you could work anywhere in the world if it has good interment.
    ☝🏼️I didn't understand a word of that 😝

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprock View Post
    ☝🏼️I didn't understand a word of that 😝
    My Babel Fish translated it as "look out, AB is on the Piss and a PC at the same time"
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    We moved from Brisbane to the Kimberley almost 3 years ago. I managed to find a great job in my field and have managed to continue to grow my experience. Small towns can provide surprising opportunities if you are willing to take a risk or two. Life is so much less stressful!

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    i went the other way... would like to get out of the city again...
    if its worth doin its worth over doin

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    Quote Originally Posted by AB View Post
    You could work towards a plan.

    If your knowledgable with I.T you could lock in a few clients to offer remote support, learn website development, Seo, graphic design, php scripting, flash designing, animation, online marketing and build a solid cliental and if stable you could work anywhere in the world if it has good interment.
    better not rely on good internet in the country then,
    I just bought my lovely wife Jess a new model Patrol, as she deserves it more than me

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