Home is the place to be when you need to relax, refresh, and reconnect with family after a hard day. But what about those moments when you want to slip away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the seclusion of a home away from home? A holiday home becomes the ideal solution for those who do not just want the once in a lifetime experience, but individuals who wish to have it all for keeps.
If you are planning to build a holiday home, location is one important consideration to address. Here is some insight into how you can identify the right spot for building your holiday home.
SIZE & PROXIMITY
Are you looking for a location that has it all, with everything you need at your doorstep? Are you drawn to a smaller community that might be a little more secluded? Become a virtual tourist or plan a few day trips and discover the local area for yourself to make sure it’s the right fit.
Proximity to home is also a consideration for many, are you looking for a location easy enough to travel to for weekend escapes? Is an area that is accessible by regional trains or buses important to find?
AREAS OF INTEREST
There is a lot of emphasis for individuals to pursue their passion in life because it brings a sense of fulfillment and gives life meaning. In the same way, focusing on your hobbies and interests can help you identify the right location to build a holiday home.
For instance, does a coastal getaway or bush retreat speak to you? If you are passionate about outdoor adventures, horse riding or even wine tasting, consider narrowing down your search for a holiday home location to a location that can fulfil your interests.
POTENTIAL FOR GROWTH
Anyone planning to establish a holiday home should keep in mind their property could open up opportunities for income in the future at times when the house is not in use.
Building a holiday home in a prime location presents an opportunity for capturing visitors who frequent the area beyond being a place where you seek solitude. Remember prime tourist locations are not the only opportunities for rental properties, with the right property, anywhere can become a desirable getaway for those looking for an escape.
BUSHFIRE & FLOOD PRONE AREAS
Do your research before you commit, being in a bushfire or flood prone area does not mean a destination is not suitable, just that a little more consideration might be needed. Plan accordingly when building your holiday home to minimise the risk and ensure that your new home is built to suit the property on which it sits.