Isn’t it always a case of the grass is greener on the other side of the fence? Townies are showing increasing interest in selling up and moving to a lifestyle block. Country living offers benefits including fresh air, more space and quiet living. What could be better? Yet what we don’t consider is the unwanted smells and noises rural locations welcome newcomers with.
Buses, sirens, car alarms and loud music. The solution to avoiding these noises has led many homeowners looking to purchase a lifestyle block in the country. Green grass, fewer neighbours, farm animals to look at – what could be better?
Farm animals make noises whenever it suits them. While this can be disturbing for newcomers, with time they often begin to blend into the background unnoticed. Farm machinery can go at all hours of the day and night too. Farmers are often in the fields when the weather is great or if they must get a job done immediately. Weekends are not normally days of rest. Milking sheds operate early in the morning, with their tanks often having noisy generators running. Heavy machinery is operated regularly and all manner of large vehicles visit farms regularly.
Many new lifestyle block owners are discovering that the everyday noises and smells from their rural neighbours are more offensive than those in the city. Called reverse sensitivity, this has led to many complaints being made to local Councils, as well as harsh words between neighbours. Thankfully it is possible to have your patch of land smell and noise free with careful planning and implementation:
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