If you’re thinking of moving to Coochiemudlo see the links below to local real estate agents and their listings – they know the island best. And click here for insights about property on Coochiemudlo Island, market trends, suburb information and local government catchment schools, information provided by CoreLogic.
Island Friendly Finance Broker – Adieu Financial can find the right island-friendly mortgage or business finance for you.
Island Friendly Removalist – Bay Island Transport is your island-friendly removal company
Curious about what it’s like to start a new life living on an island? Download our podcast for free – Start a New Life Living on an Island and hear from islanders who’ve done just that.
Coochiemudlo Island Real Estate Agents & Listings
Agent/Agency: Kerry Burton, Team Solomon
Agent/Agency: Denise Foley, Baywaters Realty
Agent/Agency: Russell & Karen Jackson, Island Homes
What’s it like?
Listen to our podcast episodes where Coochiemudlo Island residents talk about why they chose island life, and why they chose Coochiemudlo as their forever home:
- SPECIAL EPISODE: Laura Payano Coochiemudlo Island, talks about what it is about being embedded in nature on an island that soothes the soul and improves our well-being.
- Episode 8: DOUBLE EPISODE: Guest 1 – Deb Murphy, a Psychologist who moved to Coochiemudlo Island (known as ‘Coochie’) from the Gold Coast 2 years ago with her partner Kev and three kids. You’ll learn why plus why Deb’s finding island life a safer and easier place to be a parent. Guest 2 – Peter Verdon, ‘Verdo’ to his mates, shares his experiences starting a new life on an island in Spain, and then Fiji, and now Coochiemudlo Island where he is Skipper of the barge.
- Episode 9: Laura Payano who moved from an island in the Caribbean to start a new life on Coochiemudlo Island, and found love in the unlikeliest place!
Why I moved to Coochiemudlo Island
By Rachael Krinks, Publisher, Coochie Island News.
Many of us wish we could escape to a tropical island but most of us never try it. Well I’m a little different! I was locked out of the big city housing market when I had the opportunity to buy a humble cottage on a small island that is a commutable distance off the coast of Brisbane. I jumped at the chance. 12 years later I’m still here, besotted with my island and keen to share why.
Island life is easier and more attainable than you think. Is it financially and socially viable for you? I don’t know, but Coochie Island News and our podcast will give you a glimpse of what living on a small island is like, so you can make up your own mind.
I grew up in Sydney and have always loved the sea. I have settled here for many reasons but essentially because this little island and it’s sand, sun, sea and stories have got under my skin. I am attuned to the ebb and flow of the tide and I walk home after work each day with my head tilted upwards to gaze at the moon and the stars so visible in the inky sky above. Full moons over the water are spectacular. I sit under them, on the ferry, and gaze in wonderment as we pass underneath, just ordinary commuters heading home to a place of wild and natural beauty.
I now call the moon “my moon” because it has become so familiar to me. In the big cities I can’t see my moon and my stars. I can’t see my wide blue sky. I can’t smell my sea. I don’t have enough room to breath in the cities. And, in most cities etiquette or dirty footpaths preclude bare feet; yet, when I can’t feel the earth, sand and sea on my skin I am cut off from my source. I belong here. This small island is my home.
And these are our stories,