A woman and her husband had long since dreamed of finding their dream property somewhere in nature and away from the city’s hustle and bustle. Eventually, the couple would find exactly what they were looking for, but it wouldn’t be long until fellow nature lovers had a problem with what they marked as their territory.
Not Much to Ask
The couple had two main things that they were looking for in their dream property. The woman’s husband wanted a source of permanent running water on the land, and the woman simply wanted a house.
A Hidden Gem
To the couple’s delight, they stumbled across the perfect property. “It has two permanent creeks and a small house, it’s absolutely perfect!” the woman wrote. “The property runs adjacent to a national park so it will always remain secluded. We both instantly fell in love with it.”
The Allure of the Creeks
The husband was particularly excited about the creeks, ticking his box of running water. These creeks hosted enchanting swimming holes, with one already including a rope swing, tempting those who chanced upon it.
An Early Red Flag
However, local realtors had explained that the property might not be so private. Kids had frequented these swimming spots, and considering the previous owner was rarely at the property, people had been cutting through their property to access the pools for years.
Defending Their Sanctuary
Unfortunately, the couple soon began to realize that this might be a problem. Word of the hidden creek was clearly well-known among the locals, and a well-worn path was etched across their property for reaching it. Seeing this made the couple realize that they might have to defend their sanctuary.
Fencing off the Intrusion
Before long, the couple’s concerns manifested into reality, and unwelcome intrusions near their home stirred their privacy concerns. In response, the husband erected a wire fence, accompanied by a “No Trespassing” sign, to deter unauthorized access.
Their First Complaint
Unfortunately, a woman soon took issue with their firm stance on their property’s privacy. She marched to the couple’s doorstep to protest, citing decades of personal use. However, the couple firmly explained that they had purchased the property, that they had rights, and that there were plenty of alternative swimming spots nearby.
Despite their explanation, the situation escalated within days of this initial complaint. Someone aired their grievances on the local suburb community website, prompting a mixed reaction from the community. Some empathized with the couple’s predicament, while others remained attached to the swimming hole’s long-standing tradition.
Acts of Defiance
To the couple’s shock, their “No Trespassing” sign vanished shortly after this post, and their wire fence was maliciously cut. Despite their clear reminder of alternative swimming spots by the national park, some individuals remained adamant about breaching their privacy.
Guarding Their Solitude
Unfortunately, the couple continued to find themselves facing relentless intrusions. They began to realize that they would have to escalate their action, but it was clear that doing so would not be popular with the local community.
The woman headed online to seek an external perspective. She felt like a jerk for privatizing a cherished community nature spot, but ultimately, she and her husband now owned the land, and they wanted privacy. “You’re entitled to protect your own privacy, and I’d also recommend getting the police involved since your property was vandalized,” defended one reader.
Many readers pointed out that the couple would have to step up action to not only protect their privacy but also their legal situation. “Letting people access the water from your property would also be a liability for y’all,” one commenter pointed out.
Whilst everyone sympathized with the community, people were quick to remind the woman that the creeks weren’t the only spots available for swimming. “People can still get to the alternative swimming hole another way. Don’t be too hard on yourselves, the creek isn’t their only option.”
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