I live in an old Queenslander from 1939. Perfectly built for the tropical climate it would have seen many changes over the years. My yard is full of tropical food plants, I bet I'll introduce you to a plant you've never eaten before!
I would like to share my home with you, a gorgeous tropical Queenslander (traditional wooden house) with a permaculture yard close to town.
The house is located in Bungalow, which is only a 10 minute walk to town (Cairns Central). As public transport is not very good in Cairns you will enjoy this short walk, but you can also use one of my bikes to get around.
The house has 2 bedrooms, one bathroom, a dining room, a living room and a beautiful front deck on which you will definitely enjoy hanging out!
The available room has a huge inbuilt wardrobe. it also has a ceiling fan and aircon and all windows in the house have mosquito screens, which is a must in the tropics. the bed is a sofa bed that sleeps 2 people, but has a thick mattress on a slatted frame (see pics).
My backyard is an established permaculture food yard. This means that there are always yummy tropical plants and fruit available (like paw paw, passion fruit, bananas, kasava, lemons, oranges and others depending on the season) and the variety of plants attracts loads of animals like birds, butterflies, stick insects, lizards and frogs. But they all remain in the yard so don't fear them!
I have lived in Cairns for more than 7 years now, and the fact that I once came here as a tourist myself means that will be able to point you to the best tourist attractions but also the hidden treasures, that only locals know. Moreover I will be able to point you to the best bars, cafes and restaurants in town.
We'll be sharing the house. You can access the garden and i would like to ask you to only smoke there, not in the house. There is also a beautiful and cool front deck.
If i am in Cairns i will be available to help you as I work form home. Whenever i see a booking come in I let my guests know if i will be in Cairns during their stay so they can take that into consideration before booking.
Please clean up after yourself.
I am a marine zoologist working with sharks and rays. I am originally from Austria but moved to Australia for my career. I have been in Cairns for over 5 years now, and i love it there. i have a wonderful dog and beautiful home with a permaculture garden.