The Re­treat

Central and North Burnett Times - - DOMAIN -

THIS prop­erty is a model of sus­tain­abil­ity and eco friend­li­ness which is ev­i­dent by its in­clu­sion at the Queens­land Land­care Con­fer­ence in 2009.

The home was ar­chi­tec­turally de­signed to suit the cli­mate and built ex­clu­sively from hard­wood that was milled from the prop­erty and sits upon a fan­tas­tic 12ha (30 acres).

Large open liv­ing with the kitchen over­look­ing the ex­pan­sive din­ing and lounge ar­eas fea­tur­ing an amaz­ing wood heater, per­fect for the chilly nights of the cooler months.

No need to worry about cool­ing ei­ther as this home has been pur­pose built with high ceil­ings to take ad­van­tage of the ever present breeze.

There is one bed­room on the lower level and a lovely mez­za­nine loft up­stairs that over­looks the lounge.

The house is sur­rounded on three sides by tim­ber deck­ing with the back deck be­ing a mas­sive 20 foot and over­look­ing gar­dens and pic­turesque bush­land.

A fan­tas­tic fea­ture of this prop­erty is its com­mit­ment to sus­tain­abil­ity. The prop­erty fea­tures a 4.7kW so­lar panel sys­tem which en­ables the prop­erty to stay off the main grid.

The wa­ter is sup­plied by three tanks with a com­bined ca­pac­ity of 160,000 litres. There are two tun­nel houses which would en­able some­one to start their own home based gar­den­ing or pro­duce busi­ness.

There are pro­duc­tive per­ma­cul­ture gar­dens with a move­able chicken coop and fruit trees with a self wa­ter­ing sys­tem and a haven for na­tive fauna.

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