Eco-Friendly Tiny House on a Sloping Garden near Castlemaine in Central Victoria

Castlemaine, Victoria (Australia)
Tiny Houses
1 unit
3 guest capacity

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Accommodation Description

This charming and eco-friendly tiny house is located in Castlemaine, Central Victoria, and can accommodate two guests. There is an upper loft area with an inviting full-size bed and a full bathroom, where guests will find a modern composting toilet and a deep, Japanese-style bathtub with gravity-fed hot water. Linens and towels are provided.

In the living area, guests will find a comfortable seating area, a handmade wood-burning fireplace for heating, and a fold-out dining table that doubles as a laptop-friendly workspace. The kitchen comes with a methylated-spirits stove and oven, a kettle, a French press, and plenty of dishes. Other amenities include free parking on-site and breakfast.

Outside, guests will find a covered veranda with views of the steam train railway, the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while enjoying the outdoors. Guests will also have access to the garden.

Guests should note that staying in a tiny house on wheels is its own adventure, and staying in an off-grid version is even more out of the ordinary. Therefore, guests should expect to experience using unconventional appliances (fridge, stove, toilet, bath, and heater), a ladder to get into the sleeping loft, and all the clever transformable space one might expect in a tiny house on wheels. Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Electricity
  • Double bed
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Heating
  • Breakfast bar
  • Desk
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Bathtub
  • Parking

This property provides guests with all the facilities they will need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. The tiny house is designed for off-the-grid living and includes several unique, eco-friendly features to give guests an experience unlike any other. The property features a handmade wood heater, solar hot water, a laptop-friendly workspace, and a covered veranda for enjoying the outdoors. Breakfast is provided for guests each morning. Other amenities include free, on-site parking and full access to the garden.

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Location + Surroundings

This eco-friendly tiny house rental is located in Castlemaine, Victoria, and sits about 60 meters away from the property’s main house where the hosts live. The tiny house is located on an unpaved residential street and backs up to the historic Victorian Goldfields Railway, a steam train line that links the old gold-mining towns of Castlemaine and Maldon. A 30-minute walk along Campbell’s Creek will take guests into the center of historic Castlemaine, a charming town with a vibrant arts scene that offers plenty of activities for guests to enjoy year-round. Tucked away in a private setting at the base of a sloping garden with grapevines, this tiny house is the perfect destination for glampers looking for a secluded and relaxing getaway in the countryside. Read More

Activities

  • Meditation
  • Biking

Guests at this property will have a wide range of activities in the area to choose from. Guests will find Lot 19, a renowned art gallery, located just steps away from the tiny house. A short drive or 30-minute walk along the creek will take glampers into the center of historic Castlemaine, a welcoming town known for its rich gold-mining history and local arts scene. Guests can browse the local shops, dine in one of the many wonderful restaurants, or visit a local market. On Sunday mornings, the Wesley Hill Community Market is a great place for organic produce, crafts, and coffee. On the first Sunday of the month, the Castlemaine Artists Markets feature unique artisan products. Guests can also enjoy an afternoon outdoors at the Castlemaine Botanical or see a film at the Theatre Royal, Australia’s oldest operating theatre.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 2:00 p.m.
  • Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
  • No Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • No Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking
  • No parties

Cancellation policy

  • You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 15 days prior to check-in.
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Additional Information

House Rules:
Guests must agree to the house rules listed below in order to complete a reservation.

Smoking and pets are not allowed. Children ages 0-12 are also not permitted.

Rates vary and are subject to change. Additional fees apply.

Check-in is from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

This tiny house features several unconventional appliances for an off-the-grid experience. Many of these appliances require special attention for safety and comfort. The hosts are happy to show all guests how to properly use each household feature. For safety reasons, however, this house is not suitable for children under the age of 13.

Guests should be aware of the following features:

There is a ladder to the sleeping loft. Guests should have a level of physical fitness and agility necessary to climb ladders.

There is a deep, Japanese style bathtub, so guests should have a level of agility necessary to step in an out of the tub safely.

The hot water in the bathroom is gravity-fed, meaning there is low water pressure. The hot water is a passive solar design; it is heated by the sun in summer and by the wood heater in winter. Therefore, temperatures may vary depending on factors such as sunlight and use of the wood-burning fire.

The wood heater requires special knowledge to use. The hosts are happy to make and maintain the fire for guests upon request during their stay.

The toilet is a modern composting design. The hosts will instruct all guests on proper use.

The stove and oven in the kitchen area use methylated spirits. The flame is silent and requires careful attention when turning it on and off. Read more

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