Carly Baker-Burnham is not your average fourth-generation Queensland woman.
Along with running Bloodwood Cabin, a rustic holiday shack she and husband Grant originally built as an ‘adult cubby’ made from reclaimed materials sourced from their 20,000 acre cattle farm, Bonnie Doone, Carly is a photographer, artist, celebrant, regenerative farmer, skilled management professional and Mum to four.
In response to the public’s increasing appetite for remote, sustainable getaways, inflated all the more by Covid, Carly decided to open the cabin, located near the town of Monto in Queensland’s North Burnett Region, some 600 kilometres from Brisbane, for public bookings in July, 2021.
Since then, the incredibly unique, refreshingly rudimentary cabin has been almost always booked out. This is without doubt down to Carly’s ongoing commitment to Monto’s livelihood via her involvement in multiple, community-building initiatives, including restoring the old town theatre and co-leading a town makeover project.