There aren’t many better TV shows to watch when you need something easy than Schitt’s Creek. Created by the two men with the best eyebrows in show business, Dan and Eugene Levy, the beloved Canadian sitcom first gained a cult following before becoming an Emmy favourite in its final seasons.
The show followed a formerly rich family forced to relocate to a small, backwater town they once bought as a joke. We’ll all been there.
And you’re in luck if you’re a big fan of the show, because an entire Gippsland town hailed as “Australia’s Schitt’s Creek” has been put up for sale, as per Real Commercial.
Coopers Creek is a former mining town located on the Thomson River that had its heyday during the Victorian Gold Rush back in the 1860s. The town once had a population of around 250 people, which is almost how many people live in a crummy Melbourne share house these days.
In 2022, Coopers Creek’s 21 lots stretching across 4.45ha is occupied by a couple of caretakers. There’s also a couple of camp sites, a two-bedroom home, and a hotel that’s definitely not open but has a lot of potential.
Expressions of interest are now being taken for the site, with Mason White McDougall director Ian Mason thinking Coopers Creek could fetch around $2.5-3 million.
“Like the Rose family in Schitt’s Creek, Coopers Creek could be a life-changing move for the right buyer,” he said. Mason also explained that several inquiries about the town have already been received from both Aussie and foreign buyers.
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So if you fancy moving to a ghost town and have a spare million or so lying around, Coopers Creek could be the place for you. A similar move certainly worked out for the Rose family on Schitt’s Creek, after all.