Cootharaba

Gold Coast and SE Queensland

Home type
House
Home size
4+ bedrooms
Parking
Covered off-street

Private bedroom

Rent amount
Single$150 per week (includes bills)
Date available
5 December 2019 for 1 week to plus
Bedroom size
Large bedroom (queen bed size)
Bedroom furniture
With or without a bed
Features
  • Own bathroom
  • Wardrobe or rack
  • TV aerial outlet
  • Use of separate room
  • Adjoining room
  • Own outdoor area
  • Good view or outlook
Security bond
No bond
Other information
Ideally you will be single, active, retired and of baby boomer age (born 1946 to 1964), but these details are flexible for the right person. Some part time employment off site is acceptable.


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

The cabin available is the featured photo and there are several internal phots on this web page. It's enjoys 25sqm of internal area and has high ceilings and a lounge - bedroom living space with a separate ensuite and an additional 20sqm roofed patio. The all inclusive rent is $150/week.

The second cabin is 33sqm internally with a screened 3sqm patio and a 9sqm timber deck. Its all incliusive rent is $175/week.

There is also an additional community cost of $70/week which pays for all the communal essentials and all food not produced onsite.

Home Description

Description of the home

Farm cabins for rent – Noosa region Qld.

We are looking for two SARBBs - 2 single, active, retired, baby boomers, to join our small self-sustainable community on a delightful 5 acres of organic farm and rainforest, 20 minutes north of Noosa, close to Lake Cootharaba.

Each of the 7 comfortable newly built cabins offer a living space including ensuite and private patio. The communal areas consist of a grand Living Pavilion with breezeways and living and dining spaces, a winter room to dine and lounge with a fireplace, indoor/outdoor gas and wood fired kitchens, pantry room, tea/coffee kitchen, TV lounge, undercover car parking, a large work shed with a covered work area and a visitor’s suite.

The other communal jobs of looking after the raised veggie garden, two root veggie gardens, a seedling nursery and fruit trees, preserving, drying and smoking our excess produce, looking after the 9 egg laying chooks, fishing the lakes and river and general maintenance are already being carried out by folk who understand self-sustainability and enjoy a small farming community lifestyle.

Available is 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, 8 large herb pots, 60 fruit bearing trees and nine free range chooks.

The cabin available is the featured photo and there are several internal photos on this web page. It's enjoys 25sqm of internal area and has high ceilings and a lounge - bedroom living space with a separate ensuite and an additional 20sqm roofed patio. The all inclusive rent is $150/week.

The second cabin is 33sqm internally with a screened 3sqm patio and a 9sqm timber deck. Its all inclusive rent is $175

Home features

  • Ceiling fans
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Broadband Internet
  • Clothes washer
  • Study or office
  • Storage room
  • Balcony, patio or deck
  • Courtyard, garden or yard
  • BBQ facilities
  • Electronic security

Bills and expenses

The weekly rent for a cabin also includes; power, water and access to all the farm's produce, wifi, house phone, TelstraTV.
There is also a weekly communal contribution of $70, to pay for community essentials such as laundry powder, toilet paper ect and all food not produced on the farm. Hopefully this cost will come down as we produce more food ourselves.

Occupants Description

Gender & sexuality
  • Female, straight
  • Male, straight
  • Female, lesbian/bi
  • Male, gay/bi
Age group
41+ years
Smoking at home
Outdoor smoker
Pets
No cat or dog
Main interests
  • Computers or Internet
  • Cooking and food
  • Creative interests
  • Current affairs
  • Health and fitness
  • Natural therapies
  • Personal development
  • Reading
  • Sports
About the occupants
Hi, I have developed a small farming community for 6 SARBB's (single, active, retired baby boomers) to help make the farm self sustainable. There are two cabins available, one now and one late October. Onsite there are two females and two males who have been here for quite some time and we are looking for long term folk interested in helping us become sulf-sufficient.
Compatible people
Are you willing to work 3 hours a day, Monday to Friday, in your chosen farm job, for the benefit of the others living on the farm, producing and preparing sufficient for our daily needs.

Flatmate Preferences

Gender & sexuality
Any gender/sexuality
Age group
41 yrs+
Smoking at home
  • Non-smokers
  • Outdoors okay
Pets
Without a cat or dog