Add these unique 'cloud lounges' to your Christmas wish list

Nelson's beautiful and organic designs are crafted by hand.
Nelson's beautiful and organic designs are crafted by hand.

NELSON Corbett knows the value of a dream and his dream is to work for himself.

Nelson and his wife and two children moved to Imbil two years ago, searching for a tree change from Nambour.

While as a tradie making staircases, he has a certain amount of autonomy, his passion is for outdoor furniture.

Around five and a half years ago he first came up with the idea to create a swing chair when he had trouble finding something he liked to put in his own home.


And after 18 months of trial and error to develop the initial design, The Cloud Lounge was born.

Working with timber is something Nelson really enjoys so it was only natural his lounges would be made out of the material.

"It's definitely a passion.

"Every piece is unique and it makes you more creative because you have to work within the size, shape and grain patterns of the piece," he said.

"It's a constant learning curve.

"The stuff we're doing today doesn't resemble what we were doing three years ago."


And even though he says the company is "just him" he said he regularly enlists the help of friends and family "volunteers".

Each of his unique designs takes him about eight hours, spread over four days to build.

The stands are a different story and are a relatively new addition with new designs and materials something Nelson is constantly evolving.

Nelson says his designs have been very well received at the small shows and expos he has taken his pieces to but has no plans to make his one man operation into a multinational company.

"I don't want to go global or anything. I'd just like to make it into a self supporting business. I'd certainly like to do more lounges and less stairs," he said with a laugh.

That certainly seems likely with people ordering his lounges from as far afield as the Gold Coast, WA, Townsville, Canberra and western NSW.

If you would like more information on the Cloud Lounges, a new website is coming soon but in the meantime, Nelson has posted some of his lounges on his facebook page.


Gympie Times

Topics:  business, general-seniors-news, gympie, imbil

Kick the Kilos Challenge off and running for week two

Tanya Hehir and the Gympie Hash House Harriers are just one of the groups getting active around town, running as a group every Monday night.

WE'RE NOW two weeks into the 12-week Kick the Kilos challenge.

Get 'Naked' in Pomona as Eleanor McEvoy tours

Irish singer songwriter Eleanour McEvoy.

Irish singer songwriter to perform in Pomona

Grants to support more business growth

Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien says applications are now open for "incubator” grants from the government, designed to help stimulate business growth.

Grants are currently available to stimulate business growth.

Local Partners

Emily Blunt's (almost) singing career

Emily Blunt nearly became the British Britney Spears.

Angelina is blocking calls from Brad Pritt

Angelina Jolie has reportedly blocked Brad Pitt's number.

Apocalyptica 'seek and destroy' sceptics with 'master' set

Apocalyptica play Max Watts in Brisbane on their Shadowmaker Tour.

Review of final show of Apocalyptica's tour

Rebecca Hall doesn't own a TV

Newspapers, yes. Television, not so much

Jaime King 'terrified' by son's heart surgery

Jamie King was "terrified" when her son went in for heart surgery.

Growing up is tough at the Heart of Gold Film Festival

ALL GROWN UP: A still from the Heart of Gold Festival feature "Girl Asleep”.

EXCITEMENT is ramping up for the Heart of Gold Film Festival

Highway upgrade drives momentum in affordable market

Accessibility and affordability are keeping interest high

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

First stages of $25 million housing development underway

New development on Madsen Rd - The Springs.

The blocks of land are much bigger than usual

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Rocky proves prime real estate in latest REIQ report

Kas Woch sold this Wood St home in Depot Hill for $107,000 in August.

A new investor's market as Rocky house prices hit lowest in state