|Room Type||Private room|
|Furnishing||Flexible with furnishings|
|Length of Stay||Minimum 6 weeks|
|Gender||Females & males (no couples)|
|Bills||Included in rent|
|Internet||Available but not included in rent|
|Parking||Off street parking|
If you are a Single, Active, Retired, Baby Boomer (SARBB), looking for a tree change and some genuine and friendly company, then a small farming community is being developed at Cootharaba, 25k’s north of Noosa, just past Boreen Point, on a delightful 5 acre parcel of mixed rain forest and open scrub.
A Living Pavilion provides two kitchens, one for communal cooking and one for personal food preparation and includes a serious coffee bar. Also included is a pantry kitchen, a visitor’s suite, dining and lounge decks and a laundry.
Seven stand-alone cabins are planned, with six cabins now completed. The two designs, of either 36sqm internal or 25sqm internal + 18sqm patio, offer residents a living, ensuite and bedroom of personal, private space, while the Living Pavilion is where folk come together for meals, company and good cheer.
The property has ‘off the grid’ power, offering 240 volt supply, has its own waste-water treatment plant, excellent deep spring and rain water availability, raised veggie gardens already in production, over 70 fruit trees of 23 different verities, chooks that are well housed at night and free range during the day.
I am hopeful of attracting single, active, retired, baby boomer folk to join me on the farm so that we might become as self-sufficient as possible.
There are seven positions or chosen jobs, each require only a few hours a day, for production of the farm’s daily food needs.
Of the seven positions four are taken, they are: Fruit tree gardener. This position is taken by Mike.
A fisher. This position is taken by Rick.
A small animal carer to look after the chooks. Kady has this job.
A chef/cook to run the kitchen and do the communal shopping. Residents take it in turn to cook the evening meal. This position has been taken by Jan.
Opportunities still available are:
A gardener to oversee the veggie gardens, we all help in the gardens.
A chef/cook to run the pantry. To sun dry, preserve, smoke and dehydrate the farm’s oversupply for later consumption.
A handyman to do the general maintenance.
Chores are very flexible and we help each other to achieve our common goal of aiming for self sufficiency.
A cabin’s weekly rental is based upon the final cost of providing a cabin to the resident’s requested fit-out and furniture requirements. That rental includes power, water and all the food produced on the farm and can range from $125 to $150 per week. There is also a weekly contribution towards food and supplies purchased off site. This is currently $70 per week and is expected to drop as more food is produced onsite.
I would welcome the opportunity to show you the farm and further explain what we are trying to achieve.
You might like to stay in the visitor's suite for a night or two.