The Following two locations are on the central ridge of the property which results in very extensive views however the fire risks of these locations must be taken into account given they are atop slopes with extensive grassland on either side.
The Second location for the Habitat is what we describe as at the “Lower End of The Range” is between the central point and the Shack. Some way from the property entrance (1km by road) it will require an additional 400m of road. A short walk of 5mins will get you to the shack.
The location would be just in the foreground, solar access is great but there is more wind exposure. Again the views are spectacular with distant and near views such as the one above. (>800m) from our nearest neighbor. One advantage is it will be possible to place a berm wall to the east in this location and there is extensive flat or gentle slopes around for gardening and other activities. The Dam is within 400m and thus accessing the water in plausible.
This location has access to additional water, has plenty of parking space, thin topsoil’s and a slightly reduced northerly view see next Photo.
The final location currently under consideration is about 50m to 100m south of the power pole in this photo. Only a short walk other the hill to additional and extencive North and Westerly views, this location is 10-20m above the lower end of the range and has > 270 degree views.
In our next post we will extract the various factors involved in site selection so far and consider other issues.
What do you think is most important in site selection?