The Cabin Site

Through a series of videos, I will be setting out the process of building the cabin. Before I get into this further, I wanted to show why we are building here and what the site has going for it.

The above repeats an everyday scene which happens a bit after dawn as the land rapidly warms up. The climate has hot, wet summers but for some reason the nights remain cool right throughout the year. It is not uncommon to have a 20 degree disparity over the day (summer days are often 30-35 at noon and 10-15 during the evening).

The spot is a green, pleasant rise coming off a huge dam (probably 60-100ML) facing to the north-east.

Due to Kingaroy’s position of being west of the Great Dividing Range but with unusual geology forming the Bunya Mountains and other small mountains (like Dangore), plus the fact the Great Dividing Range seems quite low at the crossing West, there is a vast amount of disparate birdlife, including many species you would expect to see closer to the coast. This includes pelicans, black swans, galahs, kingfishers, cormorants, ducks, coots, wag tails, currawongs, jacanas, apostle birds and herons to name a few.

The video below shows an Australasian Grebe (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae) and Comb-Crested Jacana (Irediparra gallinacean) (I think)

We have already formed a path around the back of the dam in an area the previous owner aptly named Kakadu.

It is a beautiful spot and we are working at break-neck pace to get out of the cabin tent and into the cabin!



2 thoughts on “The Cabin Site

  1. Hi Matt,
    Dean Parkin sent me here to check out your project. Very inspiring. I hope the next phase of cabin construction is going well. Looks like a gorgeous spot. By the way, I think you’re right about the Comb-crested Jacana, but its almost certainly a juvenile (photo: Hopefully it will grow into its comb-crest over the coming year.

    Nice work on the videos. I’ll be staying tuned for updates.

    • Thanks Alex! Hope you’re doing well. I agree its a juvenile, have seen a few there with better combs. Do you think the grebe is a right guess? Will be posting a lot more wildlife shots soon and would love your input mate.

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