Relocation Relocation Australia showcases demand for rural properties
New episodes of Relocation Relocation Australia have showcased the demand for rural property across the country.
A spin-off of the show Relocation Relocation in the UK, the program airs on the Lifestyle Channel and features couples in the market for two properties, usually one to live in and one as an investment.
In three of the first ten episodes, the featured couple wants to trade a life in the city or the suburbs for the tranquillity of a rural existence.
During the course of the season we meet Jason and Mary who want to leave their life in Quakers Hill in Sydney's west and move to a farm in Tasmania with bush, pasture and a creek.
Goo and John are looking for a few acres on Sydney's rural fringe so they can get away from the suburbs.
In the penultimate episode of the season, Lauren and Clint want to move from an isolated mining town in Western Australia to an acreage in Queensland where they can live off the land and raise children.
While the isolation of a rural location may be intimidating for some, the program demonstrates that many families have dreams of living a wholesome life on the land.
This is reflected in the latest figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, which show an 0.8 per cent increase in the number of people living in remote areas of Australia in 2009-10, suggesting the demand for this kind of real estate is stable.