These green homes come up roses … and heliconias, gingers too

first_imgInside the Eudlo property’s home. The flower farm at Redland Bay has a brick home as well as a granny flat.In Redland Bay, just over half an hour from the Brisbane CBD, the owners of a large 10.76ha property are throwing their 40-year-old flower business in with the sale of their home, including their two dozen igloos. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 Brisbane puts Sydney, Melbourne in the shade “It is great to have choices and this property gives you that opportunity. Plenty of water with a dam and bore that has never run dry in 40 years.” The Eudlo property. A gardener’s dream at 319 Highlands Road, Eudlo.It has four accommodation options including a one bedroom cottage, a liveable shed, the main house with three bedrooms, and two pickers’ accommodation.“Options are endless and this is year round return — not waiting for seasonal crops. Walk in, walk out and reap rewards immediately.” Everything’s coming up gerberas too on this Yungaburra flower farm.If you’ve got a little more cash to splash then Yungaburra estate could be for you. It’s being marketed heavily by four agencies including Darren Hithersay of Malanda Real Estate who listed the horticultural seven bedroom, three bathroom, four car space property as one where you can literally “wake up and smell the roses”.The flower farm set up 37 years ago had become almost an “institution on the Atherton Tablelands”, producing not just roses but also carnations, gerberas, stocks, snap dragons and assorted filler flowers and greenery.All were “packed on site and supplied to local florists, farm retail customers and as far afield as Brisbane and Darwin” with five staff and three contractors maintaining spraying, weeding and fertilising on the farm.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours ago The 10.76ha Redland Bay property is on the market for $1.89 million.THESE surprisingly self sufficient Queensland green homes peddle petals to pay their mortgages, come with their own igloos and a chance to reap rewards.From just over half an hour outside the Brisbane CBD to as far north as the Atherton Tablelands these properties have been successfully making a living out of Queenslanders’ love of cut flowers.Prices vary from as much as $2.25m for a sprawling 17.8ha estate in Yungaburra — an hour from Cairns to $1.89m for a 10.76ha functioning flower farm in Brisbane’s Redland Bay suburb. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER How Kylie Jenner is cashing in A cheaper alternative was the 6.88ha estate at 319 Highlands Road, Eudlo, in the Sunshine Coast hinterland — on the market for offers over $1.5m.The eight bedroom, six bathroom property was marketed by Mike Burns and Meng Meng of Elders Palmwoods as a “flourishing business set on a fabulous rural retreat of approximately 17 acres”. The Eudlo property is on the market for offers over $1.5 million. This property at Eudlo, in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, is on the market for offers over $1.5 million. The 19.56ha property is made up of about three hectares of plantation, 14ha of improved tropical pastureland, and three hectares of scrub on the back boundary.The tropical flower farm has 21 varieties of heliconia. “Currently the heliconias and gingers are being sent to market on a weekly basis throughout the year.” The property comes with the flower business, including 24 plastic tunnel greenhouses, or igloos.The $1.89m property has a brick home, granny flat, three large sheds including one for machinery, three phase power and 24 igloos — otherwise known as plastic tunnel greenhouses.“The business is included complimentary and not represented in the value of the property. No financial statements or books will be provided.” Not a bad spot for a cuppa to look over the flower farm at Utchee Creek: On the market for $1.3m. The Utchee Creek flower farm. Broncos star sells home after finals exit The Utchee Creek property has a permanent creek.Another option is the $1.3m flower farm in Utchee Creek about 23km from Innisfail — which also has exotic fruit 19 abiu trees, 22 lychee trees, 65 rambutans, and also dragonfruit, durian, Fiji longans, star apples, star fruit and assorted citrus. Inside the Eudlo property’s home.last_img read more