Working hard or hardly working? Here are seven work from home Airbnb Queensland that take the home office on vacay. These seriously quirky Queensland Airbnbs take Airbnb’s Live and Work Anywhere initiative that plugs workers into some of the most remote work-friendly destinations right to the top of everyone’s must-do list.
Each of these properties has a quirk or cool factor in their history, architecture or natural surroundings. With the rise of remote working and the flexibility of travel and work from anywhere, properties like these are becoming popular bases for digital nomads worldwide. Not to mention the bragability rights that come with logging onto a ZOOM call from a floating villa on the Noosa River or a 100-year-old church in Townsville.
Every day feels like a holiday when you work from home Airbnb Queensland
Here are seven quirky Queensland Airbnb’s to suit any laptop bandit.
Work from home Airbnb in Queensland at Noosa
Luxury Floating Eco Villa Oasis Noosa (Sunshine Coast)
If you want to live and work anywhere in Queensland, the floating eco villa, oasis noosa, has to be on the list. It is permanently and peacefully moored on the Noosa River on the Sunshine Coast. Guests work up a sweat for the privilege of staying at this quirky Airbnb with access only by rowboat. But never fear. Workers need not sweat about losing connection to the everyday world, with Wi-Fi and a dedicated workspace on the boat. Fancy a pre-work paddle? Use the complimentary kayaks, paddle board, masks/snorkels and fishing rods to explore the waterways. Handcrafted using marine grade sustainable recycled/recyclable materials, the villa is low impact operating on solar energy, water desalination, compositing and energy management systems.
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Church House (Townsville)
This quirky Queensland Airbnb is a 1920s Baptist Church that has been sensationally transformed into a stunning self-contained apartment at the foot of Townsville’s iconic Castle Hill. The Church House features high-quality finishings, a private entrance, two generously sized bedrooms (including a loft bedroom), two beautiful bathrooms and an open-plan living area complete with a solid wood dining table and Wi-Fi connection. The building heroes many heritage features, including the original timber floors and pointed arch windows. The property is only a short walk to Townsville’s city centre and under a ten-minute drive to the jump off point for Magnetic Island and the Great Barrier Reef. A great work from home Airbnb Queensland.
The Secret Treehouse, Cairns, Queensland Airbnb. IMAGE The Secret Treehouse
The Secret Treehouse (Cairns & Great Barrier Reef)
Positioned in the thick of a low-lying canopy, surrounded by lush greenery and adjacent to a private waterfall, The Secret Treehouse is the ultimate tropical escape. Sitting high above the ground, the veranda boasts spectacular rainforest views, great for bird watching and creative inspiration. The open-plan living area brings the outdoors in, and guests can choose to work from the comfort of a lounge on the veranda or the study nook inside this quirky Queensland airbnb.
Bloodwood Cabin, Bundaberg IMAGE Bloodwood Cabin
Farm Stay at Bloodwood Cabin (Bundaberg/Gladstone)
For the conscious traveller keen to clear the mind of distraction, Bloodwood Cabin is a sustainable eco-accommodation placing guests at the heart of nature. The cabin is in the middle of a 20,000-acre working organic cattle property in rural Queensland. It is approximately a 2.5-hour drive from Gladstone and a 3.5-hour drive from Bundaberg. Here, it’s about switching off and embracing the simple things, including a sunset soak in the outdoor bath. Featuring only the bare necessities, limited phone signal and zero Wi-Fi, Bloodwood Cabin is perfect for creatives seeking inspiration and deep-focused work. So write that book, compose those lyrics or paint that portrait.
Work from home Airbnb Queensland at Rob’s Beach Shack, Cairns, Queensland Airbnb. IMAGE Rob’s Beach Shack
Rob’s Beach Shack (Cairns & Great Barrier Reef)
Step off the front veranda and straight onto the beach at Rob’s Beach Shack, Port Douglas. The ‘shack’ is stylishly finished and offers unrivalled views across the sand and the Great Barrier Reef. Recharge with the calming powers of a balmy sea breeze. Sprawl out on the daybed. Feel the sand between your toes on a lunchtime walk along the beach. This property is Wi-Fi connected with a coastal-chic outdoor dining table perfectly positioned for office ZOOM calls while overlooking Four Mile Beach.
Inside Rob’s Beach Shack. IMAGE Rob’s Beach Shack
Work from home Airbnb in Queensland at Grand Designs Home in Mount Tamborine IMAGE Grand Designs Home
Grand Designs Home (Gold Coast/Brisbane)
Bathe in fresh country Queensland air while staying at Grand Designs Home in Mount Tamborine. Described as a ‘shipping container house’ and designed by acclaimed architect James Russell, this two-winged contemporary quirky Queensland Airbnb was featured in season eight of Grand Designs Australia. Work from the timber table on the deck overlooking the courtyard, or by the fireplace, before taking a sunset stroll along the creek. The property is well connected, a 60-minute drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Plus, it is located on seven acres of lush, landscaped grounds for the ultimate work from home hideaway.
Live and work anywhere in Queensland from this Cape Tribulation Holiday House, Queensland Airbnb IMAGE Cape Tribulation Holiday House
Cape Tribulation Holiday House (Cairns & Great Barrier Reef)
Work and stay in a hand-built home influenced by the shape of a yurt at Cape Tribulation. It’s the only place in the world where two World Heritage sites meet (the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef). Cape Tribulation Holiday House is unusual in its architecture, featuring octagon panelling, a spiralled dome ceiling and wrap around deck. The property is eco-friendly, solar powered and completely off-grid, making for a low-impact rainforest stay. While tucked away, the accommodation is within walking distance of Cape Tribulation to access coffee shops, restaurants and the beach. Wi-Fi is offered, with larger internet bundles available upon request to suit the work needs of guests.
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