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Cabins in Natural Wilderness

Finishing Touches

On Saturday the 30th of January we were to have our official opening for Bimbul. We bravely decided this because we were so close that we thought, sometime near the end of December 2015, a month’s work would see us through to the finish. You can’t blame us for being optimistic. The build has been…

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Almost There

And now we are nearing the end of our build. It’s taken a little longer and cost a little extra but we got much more in return.  It’s at that point where just a bit here, a half hour there, another idea formed and the build looks and feels even more exciting. We have final…

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Halfway

We are happy to announce the arrival of water at Kumbartcho. Removing all air from the pipe ensured that we achieved the expected 115psi. When connected to our soon-to-arrive Powerspout generator we hope to produce upwards of one kilowatt per hour, every hour of the day, week, year, decade ……. Then the sad news. It…

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Kumbartcho Up Update

Kumbartcho (native for Hoop Pine) is a happening thing. Out of the ground and looking very insignificant. Which is great. We tried to minimise its impact but have been overly pleased by the way nature has done it for us. I hope you like the photo. It shows the skelelton of a structure in the…

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Out of the Ground

Kumbartcho is starting to take form despite persistent rain and clay type soils that turn gumboots into cement shoes. We’re at the stage of putting joists over the beams so we can nail our floor down. The pace is rapid and in the experienced hands of our builders, Kev and Chris, it is certain and…

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Introducing 'the pad'

Now we are ready to go. Weather permitting. Just waiting on council approval to commence construction of Kumbartcho. You can see some of the Hoop Pines in the background. This is the Pad – or will be if you click to read more … It is all cleared with road access (out of frame).  …

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Introducing Kumbartcho

  Wongari Eco Retreat is adding another cabin to complement our original Serenity. After three years, our first cabin, Serenity, has earned her title? But our next cabin, Kumbartcho, is a little harder to encapsulate. Kumbartcho in the native language means Hoop Pine. The first botanist to see this country referred to these pines as…

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Everywhere a Waterfall

Just thought I would share with you a before and after of our clearing on Waterfall Creek. Waterfall Creek comes out of the Macpherson Ranges which rises out of our property, just to the south, and are part of the Boarder Ranges. Lamington Falls introduces Waterfall Creek and from the falls to Christmas Creek there…

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Real Farm, Real Farmers

Almost lost to most of the people of Australia is the life and lives of those who work our land. Fortunately, it’s not quite all lost in the Lost World as the Tommerups Farmstay illustrates in their not-to-be-missed family-friendly Open Day.  It would be a nice way to see August out as it is on…

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Learn how to light a fire and keep it going

Instructions that may help in lighting a fire and keeping it going …(for dummies) Below are the instructions of a friend and trainee fire guru. I appreciate his generic view but I would like to add specific information regarding our bakers oven and fireplace. A good firebox it is! and comes from New Zealand. I’ll…

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