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Off-grid escapes for doomsday preppers

first_imgLoads of water storage options. Fenced all round at lot 18-19 Raff Street, Warra. This cabin is away from it all. A vege garden could go here.More from newsNoosa unit prices hit new record high as region booms: REIQ12 hours agoParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours ago“This unique property is completely off the grid. No power and water bills and low rates — what more could you ask,” was how Terri Hay and Marg Whip were marketing the property.It holds about 34,000 litres of rainwater and has seven solar panels, with 12-volt power.Located in the town of Warra, about half way between Dalby and Chinchilla in Queensland gas country, the house is literally a three minute walk from the train station, and the little community has a pub, post office, cafe and school. Queensland homes scoop national awards It has four bunks.For just $10,000 more, on the crest of the Great Dividing Range near Toowoomba is a 7.62 hectare estate that’s about the necessities of life.Jason Fitzgerald of Millmerran Rural Agencies was marketing the property as having “nothing left to do”.It has a fully insulated cabin with four beds, a water tank and a basic amenities block, off grid solar power — and unlike some others, it’s not so remote from everything with underground wiring, power and phone services running past the property and sealed road access. There’s a dam on the property too.“Adding to the off grid appeal of this property is approximately 45kl of water tanks spread throughout the allotment,” was how agents Lachlan Brealey and Heath Knox of LJ Hooker Toowoomba described the property at 9 Bloodwood Avenue, Millmerran Woods. “A rare bonus is a well sized dam central to the block.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK It’s tidy.For less than a house deposit in the city, you can pick up a completely off-grid single bedroom house on a large 1,971sq m block of land — at just $45,000.The “simple life” was created with a bare cabin, a six-metre long container with kitchenette and bathroom, two other six-metre containers for storage, with connections via breezeways. The whole thing is, of course, fully fenced — high — to keep nasty critters out. MORE: Quade ready to let go — at any costcenter_img 9 Bloodwood Avenue, Millmerran Woods, has a front deck. Loads of water storage out back and solar panels on the roof.Costing $109,950, it’s “totally off-grid” with a north facing front deck, open plan living, dining and kitchen — and there’s even a combustion fireplace in the living room “making short work of the cold weather”.The hot water system does run off gas, but the property is serviced by a 2.0Kw solar system with 15kwh battery storage. Cooking outdoors, under the stars.“Everything is ready for you just to come out of a weekend, ideally located within three hours of Brisbane,” the listing said.What it does have plenty of, according to Mr Fitzgerald, was “peace and quiet”.If you really have a bit of cash to splurge, a one bedroom, one bathroom, two car park house on 8.09ha may be the way to go. The trusty dunny. Getting away from it all to a cabin in the woods is possible in Millmerran for $55,000.Ever want to get away from it all, go completely off-grid in case SHTF, doomsday prepper style? You’d be surprised how little it actually costs to do so.If the proverbial stuff does hit the fan and it’s The End Of The World As We Know It (TEOTWAWKI), you might want to have one of these stashed away, running off grid, with loads of room to grow your own food, or at least forage for some. Would you buy six houses at once? Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Local auction event buzzing with active bidders

first_img30 Stirling Dr sold under the hammer.The designer house at 16 Taylor St in Belgian Gardens also sold under the hammer for $775,000 and 150 Eyre St in North Ward sold at auction for $568,000. This house at 16 Taylor St in Belgian Gardens sold under the hammer on Tuesday.Another two properties at 30 Stanton Terrace in North Ward and 9a Estate St in West End, sold prior to auction, with the remaining four properties passed in. Ms Mahoney said the property at 79 Hammett St in Currajong which was marketed by Mark Pritchard was passed-in at auction but received a lot of interest. “That property in particular had very competitive bidding,” Ms Mahoney said. “It was a fantastic night.” Ms Mahoney said the event was a huge success with two properties snapped up prior to auction and three selling under the hammer. “The room was to capacity,” Ms Mahoney said. “We had a lot of active bidders and the most registrations I have seen in years.“The homes we had up for auction ranged from character homes to new builds.”A two-storey property on Castle Hill at 30 Stirling Drive, sold under the hammer for $1.5 million. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020 This house at 9a Estate St in West End sold prior to auction at an unisclosed price.NINE properties went to auction on Tuesday night at an event hosted by Ray White Julie Mahoney’s office at Townsville’s Ville Resort and Casino.The auction attracted 27 registered bidders who turned up to offer their best prices, with five of the nine properties marketed by Ray White’s Julie Mahoney and Mark Pritchard selling for between $440,000 and $1.5 million. READ MORE A bid for success under the hammercenter_img Transformed pre-war timber cottage named House of The Year READ MORElast_img read more

MSC Eyes Contship’s Share in Medcenter Container Terminal

first_imgSwiss Mediterranean Shipping Company is looking to purchase a share in Medcenter Container Terminal from Italian terminal operator Contship Italia.The parties have entered into negotiations for the transaction of Contship Italia’s 50% shares in CSM Italia Gate, the company that controls MCT, which is the concessionaire of the container terminal activities in the port of Gioia Tauro where MSC is already a partner and the customer.In order to speed up the deal, Contship Italia said it appointed a law firm that will assist the process as well as an independent financial advisor, who has been given the task of expressing the correct value of the terminal activity and assets.During the negotiations, Medcenter Container Terminal will continue to be fully operational. Contship Italia Group started and has been running the now largest Italian container terminal for over 24 years.PRESS RELEASE: Contship Italia Spa has entered into negotiations for #sale of #MCT— Contship ItaliaGroup (@ContshipItalia) March 15, 2019last_img read more

Prescription drug collection event Friday in Brookville

first_imgBrookville, In. — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department and Margaret Mary Health and Stayin’ Alive in the Prescription Drug Take Back event for Homecoming on Friday, September 22 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Residents are asked to bring unused, expired or unneeded prescription drugs before, during or after the parade. The collection site will be the Brookville United Methodist Church at 150 East Eighth Street.More than 900,000 pounds of unused prescription drugs were collected In Indiana during the spring event.“Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands.  That’s dangerous and often tragic,” said Acting DEA Administrator Chuck Rosenberg.  “That’s why it was great to see thousands of folks from across the country clean out their medicine cabinets and turn in – safely and anonymously – a record amount of prescription drugs.”last_img read more

Man City star leaks information on Messi quitting Barcelona

first_img Read Also: Messi to part company with Barca after contract breakdown Amidst all the rumours about the Argentine captain to leave his beloved club, Sergio Aguero decided to spill the beans about his compatriots future at the Camp Nou while on a live stream video game session. Don Balon claims that the Manchester City forward lost all his attention while playing his video game on live stream and stated that his national team captain will continue as a Blaugrana next season despite the rumours. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The speculation regarding Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona has been going around for the last few months after the rumours state that the player has a strained relationship with debutant Frenkie de Jong, Marc Andre Ter Stegen and Josep Maria Bartomeu. As earlier reported, it stated that the French connection of Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele, and Samuel Umtiti was prepared to go against Lionel Messi’s hierarchy at the club and Josep Maria Bartomeu was on the French trio side since his relationship with the captain has deteriorated vastly this summer. Josep Maria Bartomeu had decided to sell Luis Suarez to make way for a possible world-class striker such as Lautaro Martinez, Timo Werner, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Advertisement Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging7 African Actresses With Thick Skin Who Got Famous In HollywoodWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Top 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be EnemiesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway Stations5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World Sergio Aguero leaked information about Lionel Messi‘s future at Barcelona while on a live video game stream in Manchester.center_img Loading… However, as earlier reported the Gabonese striker had offered himself to the club on one condition that Luis Suarez must vacate his position at the club as the Arsenal forward has no intention of competing for a starting spot in the last few years of his career and Bartomeu was willing to accept the ultimatum by the Arsenal forward until Lionel Messi put his foot down and threatened the board that he would leave the club.last_img read more

Debra Sue Davis

first_imgDebra Sue Davis, age 66 of New Point, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at the Heritage House in Greensburg.   The daughter of Forrest Jr. and Evelyn (nee: Herbert) Roszell was born in Greensburg on November 20, 1953.Debra enjoyed listening to music, especially the 60s and 70s.  She was a dear wife, mother and grandmother who will be truly missed.She is survived by her husband, Larry Davis; three sons, Christopher (Glenda) Robertson, Chad Robertson and Aaron Davis; three granddaughters, Haley, Persephone and Imoen; along with her brother, Ronnie Roszell and sister, Diane Roszell.Visitation services will be Friday, December 20, 2019 from 2-4pm at the Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville.Memorials may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with funeral expenses.last_img read more

Martinez wary of January sales

first_img The veteran striker’s move to Sampdoria was confirmed on Tuesday and Martinez sees Arouna Kone, who is fit again after a long-term knee injury, as the player to step into the breach. Everton are enduring a difficult season and have failed to win any of their last eight games, but Martinez is in no hurry to bring in reinforcements. He told the club’s official website: “January is not the place to find solutions (in the transfer market). Our moment of form, we want to change, but the solutions are in the squad. “With Arouna Kone being fully fit, I see him as a replacement for Samuel’s position and it is more about trying to get the players back from injury. “Steven Pienaar and Leon Osman have been two players missing throughout the season, which has been disappointing because they are important in the way we want to play. “Leon played in every single game last season and we miss what he brings. So I am looking around that. “We are always working and if we can do something to help the players we have got at the club then we will do something. But what’s clear is that January is not very straightforward. “You never get value for money, first and foremost, and you will not get players you have been following for a long time. And if you want to rely on January to find solutions for your season, then it is a big gamble.” Press Associationcenter_img Everton boss Roberto Martinez is not looking to sign a replacement for Samuel Eto’o during the January transfer window.last_img read more

Florida man hospitalized after shooting himself outside of a police station

first_imgA 70-year-old man has been taken to the hospital after he reportedly shot himself just outside of a police station.The incident occurred Sunday at the Virginia Gardens Police along 6400 block of Northwest 38th Terrace.Officials reported that the man, who was not named, drove to the police station and parked before shooting himself while in the vehicle.He was then rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital as a trauma alert.Authorities are now investigating the incident as a suicide attempt.last_img

Gayle, Lewis inspire Patriots to CPL playoffs

first_imgBASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) – Half-centuries from captain Chris Gayle and his opening partner Evin Lewis propelled in-form St Kitts and Nevis Patriots to a handsome 37-run victory over reigning champions Jamaica Tallawahs in their Caribbean Premier League here Monday night.Gayle stroked an unbeaten 71 off 55 deliveries while Lewis got 69 off 39 balls in a man-of-the-match effort as the hosts amassed 208 for three off their 20 overs – the highest total of this year’s campaign.Mohammad Nabi and Carlos Brathwaite chipped in with cameos, the Afghan blasting 29 off 12 balls and the Windies Twenty20 captain belting 26 from 13 deliveries.In reply, Tallawahs made a good fist of the run chase, managing to end on 171 for seven off their allotted 20 overs.Opener Trevon Griffith top-scored with 42 while opening partner Glenn Phillips and all-rounder Rovman Powell both chipped in with 31, but the target proved outside their reach.Left-arm spinner Tabraiz Shamsi was the best bowler with three for 35.The result saw Patriots move to 11 points and continue in second, one point behind leaders Trinbago Knight Riders. Tallawahs remained third on eight points.Sent in at Warner Park, Patriots were given a fine start by the left-handed pair of Gayle and Lewis who put on 110 off 75 balls.Gayle counted four fours and four sixes as he marked his second half-century of the season and went past 200 runs.Lewis, meanwhile, struck five fours and six sixes, as he too passed 200 runs for the campaign with his second half-century.He was moving into high gear when he skied a heave at seamer Odean Smith and was caught by the wicketkeeper in the 13th over.Brathwaite then arrived to add 41 off 24 balls for the second wicket, courtesy of a pair of fours and sixes, before Nabi pitched in with a four and three sixes in posting a further 50 for the third wicket also with Gayle.In reply, Tallawahs were carried by openers Griffith and Phillips who put on 64 off 53 balls for the first wicket to lay the foundation for the run chase.While Griffith smashed four fours and two sixes in a 36-ball knock, New Zealander Phillips punched two fours and a six off 27 deliveries.Griffith’s demise – caught at mid-off off a Jonathan Carter full toss – triggered a collapse where five wickets tumbled for 46 runs to leave Tallawahs struggling on 110 for five in the 15th over.Requiring a virtual miracle at this stage, Tallawahs were energised by a 39-run, sixth-wicket partnership off 21 balls between Powell and McCarthy but it fell far short of what was required.last_img read more