Cow Bay Homestay B&B was built in 1988 by a local builder named "Handbag Harvey". He built poles homes with the use of Cypress Pine, which is known to be termite resistant.

We bought the house in 1996 and developed the current lay out over the years, taking care to keep the house cool in summer and warm in winter. During our renovations and improvements we used a variety of timber some from the property, locally sourced or imported.


Brian has become very good at working with timber and everyone here is a bit passionate about their timber work and happy to share stories and tips. There are some first rate timber and cabinet makers in this area and a lot of accomplished hobbyists.