Amazing FNQ home with its own waterfall hits the market

first_imgThe home is near Babinda, south of CairnsANY lingering worries from a hard day’s work are forgotten by Rod Overell as he steps into his private waterfall oasis.“I invariably will get out of the car and go and jump into the creek,” Mr Overell, 56, said.“I wash the day off and never really feel like I’m caught in a grind.”For almost two decades the aircraft engineer has been the owner of a hidden Far North gem.In the shadow of Mt Bellenden Ker near Babinda, his 32ha property comprises a charming four-bedroom Queenslander set among tropical rainforest. Central to its magic is a dazzling waterfall, which Far North photographer and author Paul Curtis described as one of the region’s “most beautiful”.“The clarity and freshness of the water is second to none,” he wrote. “The pristine condition of the surrounding forest and streams belie its proximity to a major highway.”Enchanted by its “wow factor”, Mr Overell had his eyes on the property for several years until he finally bought it in 1998.“I saw it was for sale in 1992, but I couldn’t afford it at that time; it came back on the market and I grabbed it,” he said. “It is just a wonderful place – all you hear in the afternoon is the chorus of bird life.”More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoBuilt in 1948, the Queenslander-style house features mountain views from its front veranda. The home is set against Mt Bellenden KerOver the years Mr Overell said he had taken only 40 people to the waterfall which, despite being hidden away, was only a short walk from his house.“You can wander there, swim for an hour, and then walk home for a cup of tea,” he said. Intent on moving to Brisbane to pursue his martial arts passion, he has now decided to sell the property.“I’ve been a custodian of the property, but it was here a long time before my 18 years,” Mr Overell said.“I want to let it go to someone else who will be able to appreciate it.” The unique property is offered for $2 million and inspections are available by appointment only. Selling agent Cheyenne Morrison of LJ Hooker Cairns South said the property was one of the Far North’s most special. “Wooroonooran Falls has to be one of the most beautiful places I have ever had for sale,” Mr Morrison said.last_img read more

Somalia’s school for the blind

first_imgRelated In Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, a neatly constructed building represents a hope and a future for a special kind of student. Alnur School for the Blind has embarked on a path to illuminate the lives of blind children in SomaliaPersons with disabilities in Somalia as in many other countries, face numerous challenges that result in their exclusion from the mainstream of society, making it difficult for them to access their fundamental social, political and economic rights.This 10 year institution has had a roller-coaster existence due to the wars that have bedeviled the country for more than two decades but they believe they are well on their way to lighting the way to a new chapter for Mogadishu’s visually impaired children. Somalia Sexual Violence Somalia police receive a make over Somalia drought forcing children out of schoollast_img read more

Jobs, Faster Deliveries On the Way as Amazon Preps New Jupiter Facility

first_imgSet to open late next year, the fulfillment center will be located at the Florida Research Park, near the Beeline Highway.This news comes just weeks after Amazon said it is also building a new delivery station in Boca Raton.At this time, the company has seven fulfillment centers in the state. They are located in Miami, Jacksonville, Davenport, Orlando, Ruskin and Lakeland. If you’re looking for work, or just hoping to get your online orders sooner in Palm Beach County, here’s some good news.Amazon just announced that it has plans to open a new fulfillment center in Jupiter.The one-million-square-foot facility will bring with it “hundreds” of full-time positions, the company said in a release.Amazon Announces Plans to Open New Delivery Station in Boca Ratonlast_img