EXPRESSIONS of Interest

I am calling for expressions of interest for a financial- working business partner-s or buyer in my property  and  small business. There is 50 Ha of grassy woodlands. There is currently 1 large cabin- dwelling and one small cabin and a coffee shop and sheds.

There is a 3 megalitre commercial bore licence with very good quality water.All of the buildings are built mainly  from recycled materials from surrounding areas and are unique in detail and design.

I am currently applying for a licence to harvest  and sell some of the numerous the grass trees that are growing on the mountain at the Southern end of the block.It is my intention to venture into a small business that will compliment the existing cabins and that business is garden weddings. It is too much for me alone and the potential for a mountain  bike track, campgrounds- van park, garden weddings and more cabins is virtually unlimited. I do not operate the coffee shop anymore as it simply got too busy for me alone. Should the interest come from a single person male or female, then I would want to make sure that all avenues were explained  fully as to my wishes and intentions. I am  70 years of age and realise it is better to leave when I can than when I  have to. My price will only be discussed in detail in person. The potential here is enormous and I would dearly like to see someone reach that potential with or without me.

There  is too much to explain on paper, so anyone interested please text  me (Paul) on 0458 578 524.

 

 

Expressions of interest for Cabin No. 2 for sale for removal.

The second cabin has been commenced and progressing along quite well. It is 8 metres x 3 metres externally. It has steel sub-floor framing, 150×25 cypress rough sawn flooring with heavy wall sisalation under it. There is a toilet and 1200×900 shower at  opposite end  to the kitchen area with a cavity sliding door. There will be a small robe facing bed area buffering the toilet. A very nice 4 paneled glass hoop pine door which will be oiled. Round  kitchen window features a clock on the inside and a penny farthing on the outside. The bike frame can be removed with one bolt and the large wheel with 2 bolts to allow for ease of cleaning the glass.

The wood box for the wood heater will be able to be loaded from the outside.The will be room for a reasonable sized fridge and a single bowl stainless sink.

It will be sold for 2 prices ( not yet finalized) One price will include delivery within 300 kilometres , stumped on 75×75 x 2.5  RHS zinc-plated stumps with 2.4 metre deck with roof.  The sub- floor of deck with be zinc plated RHS and 150×25 cypress screwed with wingtek screws. The price will be for relocation on level ground and 600 mm off the ground.Bathroom will be tiled and painted.

The second price will be as is where is to be removed from the property. Neither price will include plumbing or electrical.However the pipes for shower and sink will be installed and certain parts of the walls will be removable to allow for the electrician to run the wires.

More pictures will be posted as the work progresses. Any interested buyers may contact me via email or text. I am not interested in making any changes to suit anyone. Cabins are only built with my ideas. The dimensions meet the necessary requirements for removal. The building meets the current framing codes. It is l exceptionally strong and I would expect whoever buys it to be sure to meet the necessary footings to meet the standard required for the area that it will be taken.I imagine within a month to have the interior taking shape to allow for more pictures to be posted. the ceiling inside is old corrugated iron and it steps up 150mm, 500mm in from each wall. These cabins are all unique and extremely time consuming. However that is what sets them apart form the rest and that is what I like about them. They are quaint, intriguing and functional.  To my mind the most important thing about any dwelling is temperature, so I try to ensure that they are easily heated and easily ventilated. They are well insulated, walls, ceiling and floor.

 

Steel sub floor frame !50×50 x2.5 zinc plated RHS Bearers with 50×50 x2 Zinc plated RHS joists.
Front wall featuring a circular kitchen window with penny farthing on out side and the large wheel on the inside is a large clock.
End wall has louvres with wood box door below it enabling the wood to be loaded from the outside.
End wall sheeted completely with structural ply
Kitchen window
Early days of framing. End studs are 70×35 structural pine, Side walls are 90×35 structural pine.

Cabin for sale for removal ( This one sold 2 weeks after commencement)

Since closing the coffee shop to general public I have been building cabins for sale for removal. My first one sold 2 weeks after I began building it. Guests who had stayed here  came and saw it and paid a deposit immediately.

It was 5.4 metres x 2.7 metres inside dimensions. It was fully insulated and lined. It had a double roof which allows for the timber trusses to be exposed along with making the whole building extra strong. Above the trusses the iron is screwed length-ways on every down corrugation. Then roof battens, insulation and sisalation.  This allows for the trusses top be exposed without  temperature transfer or dew to come inside.The floor was 100  mm cold room paneling sheeted over with yellow-tongue flooring and loose laid floor covering.The frame is 100×50 hoop pine from the old Wyreema milk factory. It had leadlight sash windows, 15 panel glass door with coloured glass side panel.It had 2 old  French mirror doors on the wardrobe, bedside shelves, wood heater with an oven and hot plate. The wood box beside the heater was able to be filled from the outside. It had a galvanized bench top with stainless sink. The table swings out from under the bench.The drawer and cupboard handles were polished copper. A small sliding window in the heater recess and a casement between robe and heater recess are both screened.  Louvres were fitted high up above kitchen sink and an old wooden ladder swings down in front of the window with the TV mounted on it. The kitchen cupboard on the right is hinged to the wall and swings out with shelves at the rear.The 3 holes on left are wine racks and 4 th one is a speaker for the 12 volt radio.

Above the robe was another horizontal door for blankets and below the doors are 2 deep drawers. The old pot on the shelf has a LED down light inside of it.The splash back is 200×300 white tiles. On the floor under the bedside shelf there is screened  lift up 200×200  door for cool air. It gave me great pleasure building it for two wonderful people who are now very close and highly thought of friends. It has since had a bathroom and  large  deck fitted after it was stumped in new location. It is fully braced and tie -down rods fitted. When it was jacked 1/2 inch one end the middle came up 1/4 inch. There is not one amount of flex. Every wall was braced with structural ply.

 

wood box and robe doors & drawers
Early days

 

Heater with warming oven and hot-plate
Kitchen bench etc.
Last Cabin sold for removal
Mantle-piece above heater recess
Bedside shelf
Kitchen Table swings out from under the bench
Interior of cabin
Heater recess

 

Small Garden Weddings

 

 

In the period of time that the coffee shop was open to general public, there was several inquiries about garden weddings. I am calling for expressions of interest for the use of the  coffee shop gardens for small garden weddings .  Maximum of 25 people For more pictures and contact details switch to Coffee shop

 

 

 

 

Maximum of 25 people

The steam engine is here!

I have finally had my steam engine delivered. It is a steam-driven air compressor in tandem. It was made by Thomsons of Castlemaine Victoria in 1909. Its total weight is approximately 9 tonnes and a length of 9 metres. It was used in the Acland coal mine until mid-1980’s to operate the air jackhammers in the underground mine. I acquired it from Neville Morris of Dalby about 12 years ago.

I was also fortunate to acquire a set of the original drawings from the archives of Thomsons about 10 years ago. It is my intention to restore it and set it up in an entertainment -museum building and friction drive it. To operate on steam again is simply not practical for the purpose I wish to have it.

As from 24th. November 2019 The Coffee Shop will no longer be open to the general public. At some later date it may be open for lunches on certain days (to be shown on this web site) by bookings of 1 week minimum .