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The home at 6 Rail Close, Dayboro. Picture: supplied.You won’t have to fall through a rabbit hole to find a wonderland with this Dayboro family home. The five-bedroom property at 6 Rail Close, Dayboro has spacious rooms, a beautifully maintained yard and a secret Alice in Wonderland themed play area. Owner Vyv Bloomfield said the wonderland space included a table coming out of the wall, themed mural and quirky little details. “There’s a roof so you don’t have to worry about kids getting sunburnt and there is a little picket fence,” she said. Part of the Alice in Wonderland play area. Picture: Vyv Bloomfield.The home sits on a 660sq m block with beautiful gardens. “There was not much of a garden when we first moved in,” Ms Bloomfield said. “Now there is a waterfall front garden and beautiful gardens all the way around the backyard.“There’s not a pebble that hasn’t been turned over and cleaned. “Down the side of the house there was just rocks and it was really hot. We put a roof on and put in ferns. We turned it from a desert into an oasis.” The open-plan living spaces overlook the back yard. Picture: supplied.Inside the home has an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area opening to the outdoor entertaining space. A separate lounge room has a fireplace and there is a study large enough to be a fifth bedroom. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoThe main bedroom has two walk-in wardrobes and an ensuite with bath and separate toilet. “The ensuite is lovely, it’s one of the largest I’ve seen in a long time,” Ms Bloomfield said. The spacious master bedroom opens to the backyard. Picture: supplied.The remaining bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and there is a family bathroom, a separate toilet and an internal laundry with linen closet. Outside the front veranda wraps around one side of the home and there is a garden shed and rain water tank. “It’s really such nice home and the only reason we are leaving is to downsize,” Ms Bloomfield said. The property is on the market through Leigh Hutton of Belle Property Samford.
A bevy of international productions is heading to Portugal, lured by its unique light, landscapes and a revamped 25-30% cash-rebate scheme.With a 30% rebate, Portugal competes with territories such as UK, Hungary and France, and may expand to their levels.Terry Gilliam’s “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” benefited from the incentives; upcoming productions include Ira Sachs’ “A Family Vacation,” shot in Sintra and produced by Saïd Ben Saïd and Luis Urbano. “The new scheme gives me greater chances to work with directors such as Ira Sachs, but for me, it’s important that the projects have an organic link with the locations,” pointed out Urbano.With its warm climate, beaches and long daylight hours, Portugal is positioning itself as the “California of Europe” — with a booming tourism industry, start-up culture and high-profile events such as the Web Summit.Last year, Portugal experimented with a 20-25% tax rebate scheme, a minimum of EUR 1 million (USD 1.1 million) production spend and supported four projects. The revamped scheme provides a cash rebate, a higher 30% maximum rate and lower minimum production spend.The 2017 World Travel Awards voted Portugal the world’s best destination, and filming of commercials is booming — with campaigns for Apple, Volkswagen, McDonald’s, El Corte Ingles and Yves Saint Laurent filming in the country.