LOVE TAREE STORIES
JESS & LUKE
Moved From The City And Have Never Looked Back
Jess and Luke Buddle live on a rural property inland from Taree. And love where they live.
They moved from Sydney two and half years ago after living in Sydney’s inner eastern suburbs. ’Life in Sydney was pretty hectic’ says Jess.
Luke was a lawyer and Jess worked at an investment bank. ‘Luke decided he didn’t want to be a lawyer anymore so he sold his share of the business’ according to Jess. They were both in high pressured jobs and decided that they wanted a lifestyle change.
After discovering Taree, ’Luke found this property and as soon as we drove in the driveway I said yes this is it so we knew that it was the right place for us’ remarks Jess.
They were both pleasantly surprised by how easy and fast the drive was from Sydney. Jess points out that ‘It was important for us when we were looking for our home that we could still get back to Sydney, still see family, still see friends and they could visit us easily and quickly’.
Jess and Luke live on a 115 acre breeding property and breed cattle on their new farm. They have about 35 cows and a bull and a rooster ‘as you can hear’ says Jess.
They have fitted into the community like two peas in a pod and according to Jess ‘we both found that the community in the area is wonderful, the people are wonderful, we feel closer to people here than we did in a high density population and despite feeling like we’ve got the space around us we were looking for, we feel close to all of the amenities that we enjoy’.
And the love that fact that they have some of the most beautiful beaches right near home in the Manning Valley.
Jess’s career has prospered since moving to Taree and she now works at the Mid Coast Council as an executive assistant. ‘I really enjoy working there and its been wonderful to have that opportunity to be able to live and have this lifestyle and still have great career opportunities’ notes Jess.
In addition to her job at the council Jess is also a qualified yoga teacher and now teaches it at the farm. ‘What I love most about being here getting up in the morning and seeing the sunrise, seeing the sunset, there’s no buildings around us and seeing the animals happy’ Jess observes fondly.
They grow some of their own food and vegetables and Jess notes that ‘there’s something really special about growing something from seed and eating it and the flavour that you get.
Jess and Luke feel calm and relaxed since moving to Taree. ‘It’s been wonderful actually to be so unsure on what it was going to be like such a big change for us and for it to feel so right so quickly.
Jess and Luke love where they live. They love Taree. Watch Jess and Luke’s ‘love Taree’ story to find out more.