lifestyle blocks


PHOTO: DOMINICO ZAPATA/STUFF Activity has slumped significantly in the lifestyle block market in recent years. (File photo)

If you’ve always wanted to swap the city life for a lifestyle block in the country, now may be a good time to do it – provided you know what you’re doing.

The number of lifestyle properties changing hands has dropped to levels not seen for a long time as the number of days to sell increases.

Upper Hutt lifestyle block owner Angela McLeod said, for a lot of people, the dream of owning a rural block did not match the reality.

She and her husband have lived on their 14.5 acre block for 20 years. In that time, she says, she has seen a lot of people get caught out.