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About us


We delight in making sustainable designs from our home in Queensland, Australia!  Rick is self- taught woodworker,  and Melissa is an experienced  Teacher,  Learning Support Teacher and Biologist. Our property is Land for Wildlife, and as much as we enjoy making our designs we noticed that we miss the actual children!  2020 taught the world that we all need time in Nature.

We aim to help Children with disabilities  as our first offering for Ricky Dee's Forest School in June/ July 2021 offering Nature play experiences on our beautiful Eel Creek, of the Gympie area. We are located 1 hour away from Rainbow Beach and 1 hour from Noosa.

"People are aware of the toxic impact plastics can have on children and our planet. We design and create by hand, natural, eco designs that delight all ages, last generations and are kind to developing minds, bodies and the planet."

We now  hope by offering play and adventure activities in the natural environment to  instill the love of outdoors  to the next generation. We have paused our program currently October 2022 and will inform families when we recommence. 

 Introducing, Melissa Derksen

  • Bachelor of Applied Science Biology
  • Post Graduate Diploma Education
  • Certificate III Early Childhood
  • First aid trained for humans and wildlife carer
  • Experienced Prep to Year 12 Teacher & mentor
  • Land for Wildlife land holder 
  • Neuro-diverse 
  • Eco Toy maker
  • Kind, caring,  & compassionate
  • Experienced homeschool PARENT

 Introducing Rick Derksen

  • Big kid at heart  & wonderful father
  • Self-taught woodworker
  • Customer service  experience of 21 years
  • His favourite childhood activity was building cubbies in bush 
  • Wood work extraordinaire and bush skills guy
  • Experienced homeschool parent
  • Loves & cares for the environment