Australians have been given a once in a lifetime opportunity to own an entire town, including a charming historical pub nestled in Victoria’s East Gippsland region.
Coopers Creek was settled in the 1860s and has since been the site of copper and lime mining after not striking much luck digging for gold during Victoria’s gold rush.
The small town is set on 11 acres on the Thomas River and consists of 21 lots, all of which are up for grabs to potential buyers.
The peculiar listing has drawn parallels with popular tv show Schitt’s Creek.
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The show follows the adventures of the Rose Family who loses their fortune and takes up residence in the small town of Schitt’s Creek, which they bought as a joke during wealthier times.
Fans of the show or Australians wanting to own a piece of history now have the chance to buy the town of Coopers Creek, which at its height had a population of 250 people.
Mason White McDougall Real Estate expects the town may sell for around $2.5 to $3million, similar to the price of a single home in Melbourne’s Kew or Hawthorn.
Ian Mason, the Director of Mason White McDougal, said the town is the perfect place to live out the dream of starting a business or living off the grid.
“If you have ever wanted to own your own town or be the mayor of your own domain, this is the place for you,” Mr Mason said.
“Whether it’s setting up a tourism business or a desire to live off grid immersed in nature.”
The East Gippsland region is known for its stunning mountain ranges and is surrounded by beautiful bushland.
The town is a haven for outdoor adventures and therefore the region attracts bushwalkers, fishermen, kayakers and campers alike.
Mr Mason also advertised the towns stunning scenery and pristine natural environment as the perfect escape for the right buyer.
“Coopers Creek offers endless opportunities including a break from city life and a change of scenery in one of Victoria’s most pristine natural environments,” he said.
“Like the Rose family in Schitt’s Creek, Coopers Creek could be a life-changing move for the right buyer.”