This 0.7549 hectare property at 115 Mytton Heights, Motueka, with a small house, is for sale, listed as “demand to buy greater than” $ 975,000.
This tiny cedar-clad house in the Motueka Valley is up for sale for almost a million dollars – but the grounds and views might be worth it.
The 0.7549 hectare property at 115 Mytton Heights, Motueka, Tasman, includes a 52 square meter cottage and is for sale at “request to purchase over $ 975,000”.
The land has a spray-free alliance and includes a terraced orchard with over 60 fruit and nut trees, including apples, citrus, peaches, feijoas, medlars, almonds and berries. It also has extensive vegetable gardens – all organic – as well as a greenhouse.
Listing agent Claire Stilwell, of Harcourts Motueka, says the cottage was custom built for the couple in 2018, but they are now moving on to “other plans.”
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“This is not your standard little house,” she says. “Because it was custom built, it is far superior to that of many small houses being destroyed today.
“There are flush toilets, pretty wooden benches, a small fireplace. It’s double glazing. Even the rainwater harvesting they have in place is a choice.
“The views are incredible; to Mount Arthur and across the valley to the Western Ranges.
She says the current owners have been the stewards of the land: “And (they) turned it into a land that will someday take care of itself. It’s all organic, no sprays. It’s permaculture; the earth surrenders to itself; you grow from your compost, recycle water.
Stilwell says that while the request for bids over $ 975,000 may seem high, a large part of the asking price is the value of the land.
The property is classified as a “breath of fresh air”, with one bedroom, one bathroom and four parking spaces.
“This property is large in space but small in footprint.
“Completely off-grid, on a sturdy cast-iron trailer, the exterior is clad in Japanese cedar, while the interior is lined with plywood. The house is heated by a wet-backed Wagener wood stove and a Rinnai gas heater serves as a backup if needed.
The house has mosquito nets, a removable patio and comes with a fridge freezer and a gas hob.
The bathroom has a flush toilet and a washing machine with a capacity of 7 kg.
A fully licensed sanitation system also serves as irrigation for native plants. The rainwater tank holds approximately 80,000 liters, collected from the roof of the house and from a specially designed “rain-collecting roof”.
There are eight solar panels and eight 14 kWh batteries to store energy.
Stilwell says it has generated a lot of interest from people interested in permaculture.
“These are people who just want to walk in the trees and pick their own vegetables, to live off the grid in a sustainable way.”
“It’s a niche market because it’s a small home, but if you’ve got the right foresight you’re going to love it. It’s perfect for a couple, or a single person, or a mother and daughter.
“The feel of the place once you are there you can just feel the peace and quiet. Someone will love it.