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Rooms for Rent near Rainbow Beach

$125 inc

Cootharaba, Sunshine Coast

41.1 km from Rainbow Beach


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. Cheers Brendan.

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Glenwood, QLD

46.3 km from Rainbow Beach

Furnished room in a share house

Looking for a female to help maintain the 2 acre bush garden - $20 a week off the rent for every hour spent watering etc in the yard. Suit wildlife lover, gardener, artist or anyone who likes nature. Short or long term, minimum one week. Freshly painted private and secure furnished room in a simple country bungalow sharehouse on 2 acres of healing tall forest bushland in Glenwood, a leafy housing estate in the Cooloola Coast hinterland 1/2 an hour up the Bruce from Gympie. Wake up to red-necked wallabies, king parrots and a multitude of birds in the morning, and listen to tree frogs, boobook owls, brush-tailed possums and yellow-bellied gliders at night. Clean, freshly-painted newish house with insulation and ceiling fans. Own lockable bedroom (can be airconditioned if wanted) and share facilities, including studio/art space. Plenty of space for a vegie garden; not fenced for kids/pets but something could be arranged. Private bushwalk within the grounds; ideal central location for Sunshine, Cooloola and Fraser Coasts. An hour’s drive to Great Sandy National Park, Rainbow Beach and Fraser Island through state forest (dirt road). Five minutes to Glenwood shopping centre (shop, cafe, servo, pharmacy, hairdresser), quarter of an hour's drive to the nearest small town (Gunalda – post office, pub), half an hour north of Gympie or south of Tiaro, and three-quarters of an hour west of Tin Can Bay. Two hours to Hervey Bay whales or the Burnett Downs. Two to three hours open road to Brissie. Small nicely furnished room with double bed (new mattress) and forest views available (pictured), or unfurnished single room, share basic but clean kitchen, bathroom, toilet and laundry (tank water). Easy-going, non-smoking household. No public transport, so own car needed or at least a driver's licence (could share in a car). Broadband (Telstra 3G) and shed storage available. A spare bedroom is currently available for your visitors/kids. Would suit a non-smoker who likes a peaceful abode set in nature and is okay with taking care of the house some of the time (see below). Come and stay overnight for free if you want to check it out. I can pick you up in Gympie if needed.

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