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Is the Great Australian Dream more achievable since the Coronavirus pandemic?

  Live your dream in Greater Hume Of the many ‘new normals’ in a post-Covid world, working remotely definitely seems to be one of the more positive. Many city dwellers have found that they can achieve even more than just the ‘Great Australian Dream’ of buying their own home, by moving to regional Australia and enjoying their very own Country Change.   It’s now easier than ever to...

Brewing up a great life in the Riverina

Business and lifestyle opportunities filter through to all in the Cootamundra-Gundagai Shire   After meeting in Ireland in 2008, Ossie Campbell spent four years chasing Diana, the girl of his dreams, around Europe; cleverly disguised as working and travelling. Eventually, they settled down together in Krakow, Poland; Diana’s home country. Now married and living in Australia, Diana and Osborne (Ossie) Campbell own Cootamundra’s Dusty Road Coffee Roasters...

Unexpected opportunities in Riverina towns highlight the benefits of regional living

Lifelong learning allows Lockhart local to find new drive   An abundance of advantages weighed the scales heavily in favour of a Country Change to Lockhart for Jon Bartolo and his family. “It was amazing how many boxes this town ticks!” he said.   Lockhart – a Country Changer’s Goldmine Lockhart Shire truly is a Country Changer’s gold mine. Under the guise of a quiet quintessential country town, Lockhart...

Appealing lifestyles and affordable housing, a reality in regional NSW

The amplified advantages of a Riverina Country Change   Appealing lifestyles Many-a-city-dweller has dreamed of an escape to the country while stuck in the rush and congestion of a daily commute, but the impact of lockdowns and sheltering-in-place due to the global pandemic has pushed more people to explore the concept further. What folk are realising, as they sit in their small apartments or Lego-like suburbs, is how...

Affording the Australian Dream

The surprising benefits of embracing a Country Change to Griffith   Meet one of Griffth’s most passionate Country Changers, Annie Featherstone. Originally from South Africa, Annie is now a proud Griffith resident. Making her way from her home country to Sydney, she found that living in the Eastern Beaches was very much to her liking. She liked it so much that when her husband, a police...

Welcoming generations of families and businesses.

Cootamundra - where you can have a life, not just earn a living.   [caption id="attachment_6252" align="alignleft" width="420"] Nina, Luke and Austin[/caption] Originally based in Canberra, Nina and Luke Piotrowicz had built themselves a good life in the nation’s capital, taking advantage of everything the city offered. But after a time, the high mortgage, ever-increasing fees and continual parking charges began to overtake the enjoyment of the...

What’s great about living in the Riverina?

The benefits of country living in review.   2019 was a big year for the Riverina in many positive ways, so for this month, we’d like to take you on a journey of all the great stories, people and triumphs we have covered on Country Change.   Housing It’s no secret that the cost of living in metro areas is at least double the cost of living in regional...

Coolamon Shire: The Best of Both Worlds

  Are you a wannabe Country-changer? Maybe you’ve been doing the research about making a Country Change, but you’re not quite ready to give up your city creature comforts just yet? Well, while you’re slugging away on your city mortgage, let us open the door to a place where the home loan repayments are less than half that of Sydneysiders’ (and no, it’s not somewhere over...

What is the real cost of your home?

It’s no secret that the cost of living in metro areas is at least double the cost of living in regional Australia - sometimes more. But it’s not until after people make their country change that they realise city life was costing them far more than just money. Do you need to work long hours to barely afford your modest home? Is work taking...

Riverina Life: Affordable and spacious

  The quality time lost through the struggle to afford suburban or city living is not only detrimental to your health and relationships, but it’s also totally avoidable. Working long hours and enduring that soul-sucking city commute is all worthwhile if it means you can keep chipping away at that mortgage, right? Think again. The reality is - it doesn’t have to be this way....