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After a hard day, home is the place you want to be to unwind, refresh, and reconnect with family. What about the moments you feel like slipping away from the city pace and enjoying the serenity of a home away from home? This is when a holiday home becomes the answer for those who don’t just want a once in a lifetime experience, but those who wish to have it all for keeps.

Choosing the perfect holiday home location

Location is one important decision, when planning to build a holiday home. We’ve put together 4 key considerations for identifying the right spot to building your holiday home.

Personal interests

Pursuing one’s passion in life brings with it a sense of fulfillment and gives your life more meaning, so focusing on your hobbies and interests can help you identify the right location to build a holiday home.

Does a coastal retreat or bush getaway speak to you? Are you passionate about outdoor adventuring, hiking or swimming? Or are you a budding wine connoisseur? Consider narrowing down your search for a holiday home location to a location that can fulfil these interests.

Size & proximity

Plan a few day trips or become a virtual tourist and discover the areas you’re considering, to find the one that’s the right fit for your family. Are you drawn to a smaller, more secluded community? Or would you prefer a destination that has it all, with everything you need on your doorstep?

Proximity to home is also a consideration if you are looking for a location to travel to for weekend escapes – make sure it’s within easy driving distance, factoring in traffic at peak times. Would you prefer a location that is easily accessible by regional trains or buses?

Future potential

When planning to establish a holiday home, it’s important to keep in mind the potential opportunities for future income the holiday home may open up when it’s not in use.

With the rise of holiday rental homes, and the likes of Air BnB, beyond being a place where you seek solitude, building in a prime location presents a unique opportunity to double as an investment, and capture visitors who frequent the area. Remember tourist hot spots are not the only opportunities, with the right property, anywhere can become a destination for people looking for an escape.

Bushfire & flood prone areas

Before you commit, it’s important to do your research. Finding the perfect spot then learning it’s in a bushfire or flood prone area doesn’t mean the destination isn’t suitable, just that a little more consideration might be needed. If you plan accordingly when building a holiday home, you can minimise the risk and ensure your new home is built to suit the environment in which it sits.

At Manor Homes, we supply modular homes built to suit your location, in both country and coastal areas, contact us today!