Iron Range Research Station #1

Our new home for the coming wet season. Its a privately owned 8oo acres of mainly rainforrest trees, different researchers come here to look into rainforrest regeneration & also bird watchers love it. Quite a beautiful place, we have only looked at a small area but will discover new things along the way. The houses are called ‘pods’ – pod 1 – 2 bedrooms own ensuites & big veranda: pod 2 – 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, office, storeroom & lounge room. We are in pod 1. The outside area is all open but under roof except for half of the kitchen (mainly where food is kept & fridges, it is in area like a lockable carport – works well, a roller door keeps the critters out at night, the cooking part of the kitchen is in the open area, simple but effective & cute. It is run totally on solar although there is a generater for back up if required & also the water is pumped up to the pods tank from a bore half way down the driveway by the backup generator – works well.

A long winding driveway, thank goodness it is concreted all the way to the houses.
Pod #2 on right handside of photo.
pod #1 in the baackground
Pod #2 in background
Food & fridge area in an area like a carport, roller doors come down.
Garden areas – lotz of orchids.
Tetramelee – a very rare but large rainforrest tree. Alot have been burnt out so what can be salvaged is in the process.

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