‘The Bower’ is an (un)intentional, intergenerational, cohousing community, at Wootha in the hinterland of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Commencing in 1984, The Bower has grown from a 15 square metre tiny house, through to a series of compact detached pavilions, built as a growing family dictated and a growing income and equity in the property allowed.
In 2020, The Bower includes a ‘writer’s hut’ (the original tiny house ‘weekender’), a ‘couple’s cabin’ (the second pavilion, once the ‘family room’, now a Bnb), a ‘manager’s lodge’ (the third – once the bedroom – pavilion), a ‘glamper’s shack’ (the fourth, and moveable, pavilion), and a ‘traveler’s taverna’ (a pool house for ‘one for the road’, getting back to the Bower).
The Bower is the home of Maleny Planning.
Contact us and you will receive a free copy of ‘Herman’s huts’, our story, and ideas for planning your own cohousing community.