Homes aren’t just for living in – sometimes they can help you make an actual living.
From running riverside holiday homes, growing wine in your backyard or hiring out your property as a training ground for greyhounds, having a home with a purpose can end up being a great way to mix business with pleasure.
In fact, nearly one million people in Australia are running a business from home, according to the Department of Industry, Innovation and science.
Here are five SA homes that may add a little extra money to your bank account.
ALMOND AND CITRUS ORCHARD WITH EXPANSION POTENTIAL
1251 Kingston Road, New Residence
Price: Sale by negotiation
Agent: Colliers International Adelaide
Love your nuts and fruits? Then this Riverland property is for you.
Located 12.5 kilometres south of the Sturt Highway near Moorook and two-and-a-half hours northwest of Adelaide, the 131ha property sits on five titles, overlooking the Yatco Lagoon and River Murray.
Horticultural plantings include 20ha of almonds, 2ha of lemons, 2.2ha of mandarins, 1.3ha of Navelina oranges and 11ha of plantable land.
Another 90ha parcel is also located opposite the main property, on the western side of Kingston Rd, and was recently used for pumpkin production, irrigated by centre pivots.
When not hard at work, relax in your own sizeable homestead, complete with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and multiple living zones.
ENJOY AN ENDLESS RIVER-BASED HOLIDAY WITH A GUEST OR TWO
1618 Old Sturt Highway, Berri
Price: $1.4 million
Agent: Andrews Property Regional SA
Here’s your chance to acquire a unique piece of Riverland bush on the banks of the Murray River.
Riverbush Holiday Cottages, consisting of four three-bedroom homes, a two-bedroom manager’s flat and reception, as well as a three-bedroom home is currently occupied by the owner, could be your escape from city life.
The property is set on 15.38ha of land and also comes with a kids playground and a lawned and landscaped river front, perfect for afternoon picnics or kids and pets to play.
There also facilities for houseboats, water skiing, swimming, canoes and fishing – all under the shade of the towering gum trees.
The property sits in the heart of the Riverland, approximately 250km from Adelaide and 150km from Mildura.
LETTUCE BE CLEAR, THIS PROPERTY WILL HAVE YOU SEEING GREEN
204 Broadacres Drive, Penfield Gardens
Price: $2.2 million to $2.2 million
Agent: Adelaide Property Network
If you need to eat more greens or simply love a good salad, then this 4.05ha property is worth your consideration.
Offered to the market on a walk-in-walk-out bases, the Penfield Gardens property – located 35km north of Adelaide’s CBD – is a successful lettuce and mixed market gardening operation, with room to expand further.
Of course there’s also a generous six-bedroom home, able to be configured with up to three self-contained spaces, including three living spaces, three kitchens and three bathrooms.
The home also comes with evaporative and reverse-cycle split airconditioning, an under cover outdoor entertaining area, a large carport, a 6m x 13m shed and a shade house for your own vegetables.
The farm is offered on a walk in walk out basis, including all the listed machinery and equipment included to get started.
WHO LET THE DOGS OUT?
597 Aunger Road, Reeves Plains
Agent: CE Property Group
Dreaming of wide open spaces? Then you just may have found your ideal property.
Located an hour’s drive north of Adelaide’s CBD, the property provides adequate room for your growing family and animals.
Set on 23.79ha, it is currently set up as a Greyhound training facility and also comes with the added benefit of stables, abundant shedding and more. Agistment anyone?
There’s also a whelping house, currently set up with two kennels with a bathroom, a bull ring (for teaching dogs to race), a 200m running track, and various other outbuildings.
The circa 1930s-built homestead, meanwhile, has been extensively renovated and still features the original high, pressed tin ceilings and fireplaces. Renovations to the rear of the home include a large, country-style kitchen. There are also up to four bedrooms, one bathroom and multiple living spaces.
PREMIUM CLARE VALLEY VINEYARD AND LIFESTYLE OPPORTUNITY
60 Saw Mill Rd, Sevenhill
Price: Contact agent
Agent: Colliers International Adelaide
Located only minutes from the township of Clare, and a two-hour drive from Adelaide, this spacious vineyard represents a wonderful opportunity to gain a foothold into the Clare Valley wine region.
Set on 16.68ha – the property grows premium varietals including Shiraz, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo.
There are also two cottages used for short term accommodation through Airbnb.
The new owners may also like to build their dream home, subject to council consent.