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Kildeys Road, Cootharaba, Sunshine Coast

Free to messagePrivate room with ensuite
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About the property

Foley Farm is a small self-sustaining community of SARBB's, Single, Active, Retired, Baby Boomers (born 1940's to 1960's) who want to live in an environmentally friendly way, spending up to 3 hours a day, M-F, doing your chosen chore.

Chores may be working in the veggie gardens, tending the free range chooks, caring for the fruit trees, managing the food stores and the Living Pavilion, drying and preserving excess produce, doing the communal shopping, maintaining the farm's infrastructure and overseeing the common landscaping.

We live on a delightful 5 acres of organic farm and rain forest, 20 minutes north of Noosa, close to Lake Cootharaba. There is accommodation for seven folk and we only produce sufficient for our own consumption.

Each of the comfortable, recently built cabins, offer a living space including ensuite and private patio. Some are furnished, some are not. Communal areas consist of a tropical style Living Pavilion with breezeways and living and dining spaces, a winter lounge & dining room with a fireplace, indoor/outdoor gas and wood fired kitchens, pantry room, tea/coffee kitchen, TV lounge, laundry, undercover car parking, a large covered work space, tool shed, storage shed and a visitor’s suite.

Facilities include good internet via ADSL and TelstraTV, deep spring water, ample 240V "off the grid" solar power, 60m's of possum and bird proof raised veggie gardens, an enclosed and covered micro herb and seedlings nursery, two enclosed root veggie gardens, 60 fruit bearing trees and nine free range chooks.

In exchange for very reasonable rent, which includes access to all the produce grown on the farm, water, power, Wi-Fi, Telstra TV, the house phone and covered carpark, you will be asked to spend up to three hours a day, Monday to Friday, doing your chosen job and helping the community achieve self-stainability.

If need be, part time employment off site is okay, providing you are still happy to offer the community hours on your chosen job. There is the opportunity and the encouragement to create small businesses onsite to generate a personal income if you so wish.

The position available is to help in the seeding nursery and veggie gardens. We only grow sufficient for our own consumption. The available stand-alone cabin of 30sqm has a separate ensuite bathroom, large living - sleeping space, private roofed patio and is partially furnished.

There is also an additional community cost of $70/week which pays for all the communal essentials and all food not produced onsite. There is no religious theme nor are we all vegetarians.

We welcome your visit and to meet the folk already enjoying our small farming community lifestyle.

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Room overview

$175 weekly rentNo Bond
Bills included in rentInternet included in rent
Private room
Ensuite bathroom
Minimum 1 week stayAvailable now
Anyone welcome
Flexible with furnishings
Off-street parking

About the flatmates

We are a small farming community of SARBB's Single, Active, Retired, Baby Boomers, (born 1940's to 1960's) who have a desire to live in the most self-sustainable surroundings as possible.

We are very keen to offer cabins to folk who understands and acknowledges our desire for achieving sustainability and who is willing to offer a good and enthusiastic helping hand and who are willing to commit to our community's ideals.