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Crystal Creek area near Murwillumbah, Northern Rivers NSW


A private 50 acre rainforest property with a unique 3 bedroom timber pole house. The property includes a liveable granny flat, spring water, dam and swimming hole. This property has great (alternate) tourism potential.




This is a unique and very private property in Nobbys Creek Road. It is a superb location with a magnificent home, built using large hardwood timber poles for the frame. The spring fed dam is a fabulous palm fringed, clear swimming pool with no maintenance.

Dam to HouseDam & Swimming HoleSpring Fed Dam
Dam to HouseDam & Swimming HoleSpring Fed Dam

The property features:

  • High areas with views to Mt Warning
  • The main house (potential to include more rooms)
  • Large workshop area under the house
  • Granny flat (ideal for in laws or rental use)
  • Spring filled, clear water swimming dam
  • Water system to both residences
  • Ample water for gardens
  • High annual rainfall
  • Bangalow palms and natural rainforest
  • Tracks through the rainforest
  • Cleared areas (ideal for tourist cabins, guest houses etc)
  • Cleared elevated area ready for constructing (garage, shed etc)

Front of House & DeckLiving AreaLarge Deck
Front of House & DeckLiving AreaLarge Deck

The House

This is a large house on 3 levels with a number of stunning features. The main living area of the house includes:

  • Large kitchen with red fig timber bench tops, 5 burner gas stove, walk in pantry and room for a dishwasher
  • Casual dining area, currently in the centre of the kitchen (alternatives are the outside deck or the lounge/living areas)
  • Very large lounge/living area opening onto expansive timber decks that overlook rainforest areas.
  • The living area has:
        • Formal dining area at one end
        • Central lounge with wood heater
        • Casual living area with room for dining at other end
  • Unique corner bathroom with large bath, separate shower, timber vanity and XLTastic (light & heat) unit
  • Music room/TV room off kitchen (ideal as 4th bedroom or guest room)
  • Office/computer room/guest room
  • Composting toilet (accessed from both inside and outside)

Central LoungeCasual Living AreaFormal Dining
Central LoungeCasual Living AreaFormal Dining

The upstairs area includes:

  • 2 large carpeted bedrooms at either end (both open onto balconies with valley views)
      • Master  bedroom has shower with vanity and walk in robe
      • 2nd bedroom has a hand basin
  • 3rd bedroom in the centre (has plumbing for a hand basin) with a mezzanine area (ideal for storage of linen, bedding etc)
  • Carpeted mezzanine area overlooking lounge area
  • Large wide timber verandas on both front and side of house with access from lounge, living and kitchen areas


Potential exists to make more rooms in this area such as a rumpus room, pool room, library, granny flat or guest’s breakfast room. The downstairs area is currently being used for:

  • Workshop area
  • Storage area
  • Garage (for 2 vehicles)
  • Basement for composting toilet

KitchenKitchen/DiningStaircase/Mudbrick Feature
KitchenKitchen/DiningStaircase/Mudbrick Feature

Construction and Features

The house is constructed using large hardwood posts (Tallowwood and Yellow Stringy bark) locally cut. They are 18 inches to 24 inches in diameter and sunk approximately 1.5 metres into the ground. Large timber beams support the floors (main and upper) and the walls are Ferro cement (with excellent insulation qualities).

Master Bedroom2nd BedroomBedroom Balcony
Master Bedroom2nd BedroomBedroom Balcony

Natural lighting is provided by many windows (of varying shapes and sizes). There is a feature mud brick wall behind the wood heater in the lounge room which backs onto the kitchen.

Power is mains supply plus solar to provide economical power with the option/backup of mains supply. The timber staircase from the main floor to upstairs is of Silky Oak and is quite spectacular.

The house has taken years to build and has to be seen to be appreciated and the views from the decks into the green foliage are just spectacular.

Mezzanine LevelFeature WindowTimber Feature
Mezzanine LevelFeature WindowTimber Feature


  • Unique family home with great living areas and wide decks
  • Private, quiet and peaceful end of valley location
  • Granny flat (ideal for guests or as a rental)
  • Stunning rainforest vegetation
  • Ample water supply from the spring and good annual rainfall
  • Cleared areas and great views to the mountain tops
  • Close to Murwillumbah (15 minutes) for shops, schools etc
  • Great surf beaches and the Tweed River nearby (15 to 30 minutes)
  • Approximately 40 minutes to the Gold Coast and Coolangatta (airport)
  • Only 1 ¾ hours to Brisbane’s CBD
  • Potential for tourism (B & B, guest houses etc subject to Council approval)
  • Potential for additional rooms under the house
  • Exposed timber beams and ceilings (adding character)

Side DeckSide of HouseCarport
Side DeckSide of HouseCarport


This is a very special property that offers a unique lifestyle. It would suit owners wanting privacy, tranquillity and space. Alternatively, it could be developed for tourist activities and provide an income stream for the owners. The house has a rare ambiance and feel and is full of natural light with cool breezes.

Granny FlatCleared AreaRainforest Area
Granny FlatCleared AreaRainforest Area

Call now to inspect this magnificent property to fully appreciate the atmosphere and surroundings.

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