Country Living | Make the tree change

Many Aussies are exiting big cities in record numbers to set up for rural life. World events have accelerated family decisions in making dramatic lifestyle changes.

The term ‘tree change’ evolved from people throwing in city living and heading to a more rural/country setting. Tree changers are people searching for a lifestyle with more fresh air and space, becoming more in touch with nature and enjoying community spirit.

Considering a lifestyle change is a big decision. Rural life may mean changing jobs and moving away from family and friends. Some wins of country living to contemplate are:

  • A slower pace of life.
  • Better living environment
  • Reduced property prices and cost of living.
  • Increased community spirit in small towns.
  • Reduced career opportunities
  • Isolation from family and friends
  • Limited health care facilities
  • Limited schooling options

Library members have loaned country living themed items 95,756 times. Learn more about country life with these great titles.

Would a tree change work for you? | Your Domain


Start planning your tree change with these country living themed eBooks:

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Dream about country life reading an eMagazines:

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Libraries love these country-town themed eAudiobooks:

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Reserve these small town living themed movies to enjoy:


Listen on the go with these tree-change podcasts

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On the web

Check out more tree change info on the web:

The ‘golden demographic’ is moving to regional Australia in big numbers | ABC News

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