It’s an affordable new way of living
The National Lifestyle Villages Group has set a new benchmark in Western Australia by creating a Home and Lifestyle Package for 30-50% less than the cost of a median priced suburban home.
By adopting the internationally recognised land-lease ownership model, National Lifestyle Villages has taken the ‘Great Australian Dream’ of owning your own home and changed it to create the Great Australian Lifestyle.
Land-lease ownership means that you buy and own your home and lease the plot of land on which it is located. In Australia, this model is commonly used in commercial buildings and facilities such as airports and ports. It is also the preferred model for all residential homes in Canberra, which are purchased on a 99-year lease instead of a traditional Freehold Title.
Your secure lease agreement gives you exclusive use of the land that your home is located on for up to 60 years, which includes ongoing exclusive access to all of the facilities and services available in your Village, as well as covering all the usual council rates and taxes.
By downsizing your home and upsizing your lifestyle, you can get rid of the mortgage or simply free the money that’s tied up in your old home. Life in a National Lifestyle Village gives you the freedom to enjoy life on your own terms.Enquire Now
Peace of mind
We are governed under the Residential Parks (Long-Stay Tenants) Act 2006 and its accompanying regulations, which affords you legislative protections and peace of mind.
Weekly affordability into the future
There are no hidden costs or surprises – just an affordable weekly rental fee (less Government Rent Assistance if you are on a pension).
The fee can be paid in full each week, or a smaller fee can be paid weekly whilst living in the community with the balance being paid in the future when you sell.
There is only one rent review on the 1st of July each year, and this is calculated using the WA Consumer Price Index (CPI), providing you with further peace of mind, especially if you are on a fixed income. In order to provide certainty of weekly costs, National Lifestyle Villages only does a market review once every 10 years!
"Eleven magic years of wandering the outback, station tracks and deserts of this great country"
No, I am not stuttering – just reflecting on how many times a person can really retire from ones full-time working career. For me, the latter was a series of interesting experiences working on, or helping to establish, remote African diamond mines. In 1981 I was recruited out of Namibia to a more civilised experience helping to develop the Argyle Diamond Mine in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia.
At age fifty-five I pulled the pin on the diamond mining and processing game and took early retirement from the Argyle Project when they decided to shift the entire staff onto a FIFO (Fly in/Fly out) operation based out of Perth. Who wants to live in Perth when you are enjoying the wonderful Kimberley life style?
We already had a plan for Retirement (Revision.1) in place and had bought a small 150 acre property on the Ord Irrigation Scheme up in Kununurra. My wife Jean had had the Job of developing this run-down property over the five years prior to my leaving the mines. The idea was that we would grow a few acres of bananas to provide a little extra income but also give us sufficient time to enjoy the wilds of the north-east Kimberley. Alas, this early banana planting grew to over fifteen acres. By this time we were far from our envisioned ‘life of leisure’ in retirement as we were employing up to six people and working flat out!
"I have been the coordinator of the Grubby Gardeners at Bridgewater Lifestyle Village for the past five years"
I have been the coordinator of the Grubby Gardeners at Bridgewater Lifestyle Village for the past five years. I love to garden and in particular, growing vegetables. To me this provides food for the soul, relaxation and the opportunity to be involved with like-minded Lifestylers out in the open air and lovely surroundings with lots of laughter and friendship.
My first involvement in the village’s gardening group was in the middle of 2007 after moving to the village in October 2006. My husband had gone back to full-time work and with time on my hands and
a lifetime interest in gardening and food it was inevitable that I became involved in what was then just a small group that had been allocated a plot on the back fence of the village in which to grow vegetables.
Unfortunately over the next couple of years, and as the village began to grow, we were forced to shift a couple of times before ultimately ending up pretty much back where we began. This all took its toll on the output from the garden but in early 2010 we were settled at last and are now able to pay our way so to speak.
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