The Tin Chalet is right next to the veggie garden and the orchard. Light and cosy, it's also space efficient and easy to keep warm.

Entire home/apt

3 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds

Entire home/apt

3 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

Rustic outside - 5 star low-impact luxury inside. Fully-self contained, compact and comfy. Solar hot water & power for the perfect eco-friendly, low-carbon holiday. Situated between two National Parks.
The Tin Chalet is in the middle of the 'farmyard' of an organic property, next to the garden and orchard, with goats, chooks and Clydesdales across the fence and the beautiful Brodribb River 80m away. Organic produce, milk and eggs in season.
Can provide breakfast if needed (extra charge).

The space

Recently built, it still has a few finishing touches to complete but is fully functional.
In winter this is warm, having double glazed windows and being well insulated all round. The wood stove cooks meals and keeps the place cosy.
The upstairs bedroom has a double bed, and there is an optional pull-out single sofa bed downstairs.
Bathroom and laundry are off the verandah, with an inside/outside pan toilet at the end (certain considerations are needed).
The kitchen has a wood stove plus a double burner gas stove for cooking, a small 40 litre fridge and a cool room. There is a small study nook as well as a 2 seater lounge to flop on.

Interaction with guests

To make contact with the host or ask a question just cooee out and wander over (calling out out is the 'country doorbell'). I'm just 60 metres away behind the sheds and chook yard.

Other things to note

There is no mobile phone reception here, and no TV or wi-fi. Goongerah is in a black spot, being deep in the hills. The host's landline can be used if necessary though for taking messages or making calls. A phone box is also 1km up the road at the hall.

Goongerah is nestled between two national parks - the Errinudra to the east and the Snowy to the west. The tree-lined Brodribb River runs along the edge of the property and is fed from the forests and Wildreness area upstream.
Visit the rainforests and 600 yo giant trees of the Errinundra. There are several short walks and one or two drive yourself tours. The Snowy River is about 1 hour's drive and the Marlo coast is about 1 1/2 hours drive.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $20 AUD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $25 AUD
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

No smoking inside please.
Please also keep an economic eye on the solar system (control panel is upstairs), especially if there is cloudy weather. Minimise lights and non-essential use, but fine for basics most of the time.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay.
From Dec 20, 2017 - Feb 15, 2018 the minimum stay is 2 nights.

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

38 Reviews

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Tom User Profile
March 2017
The off grid cabin is awesome. Nestled amongst an orchard, you will really switch off! Jill's hospitality was lovely, she has put a lot of work into this place. Keep in mind, no mobile reception, no TV, no Wifi. A great switch off!

Amil User Profile
March 2017
We absolutely loved staying at Jill's Tin Chalet. The property is beautiful, the farm animals are gorgeous and very friendly, and Jill was so welcoming and easy going. The old growth forest walks through the Errinundra park were fantastic, with the dinosaur boardwalk a definite highlight. The Chalet itself is very charming and cosy with some beautiful features like the huge kitchen bench. It was also nice being out of reception for a couple of days! We highly recommend checking out Jill's place, especially if you're interested in off the grid living.

John & Allie User Profile
March 2017
The solar powered tin chalet was a great escape hidden in the rainforest. A nice dog Raffety greeted us on our arrival and Jill was extremely helpful. The chalet was built out of recycled materials and very environmentally friendly which we appreciated.. And has immense character and charm. Had a great time feeding the geese and saying hello to the animals. I definitely recommend this lovely chalet and would love to come back for a longer visit.

Kevin User Profile
March 2017
Jill's place and Jill herself are absolutely out of this world! What an experience to arrive and stay in such secluded beauty. Jill's commitment to nature is inspirational. It was a privilege to be welcomed into her environment and enjoy the unique comforts of her tin chalet! Thank you Jill for having us, it was unforgettable for us both. Kevin and Meredith

Sarah User Profile
February 2017
Staying at Jill's place was like letting out a huge sigh, letting go of the city stress and feeling good all over. The Tin Chalet was adorable and cosy and it was heaps of fun lighting the aga to cook on and it warmed up the whole place. Our nieghbours were lovely animals like funny goats and beautiful draft horses and alpacas and geese and we were surrounded by stunning forested hills, a crystal clear creek and tall trees right up to the chalet full of wild birds like sulfur crested cockatoos, yellow tail black cockatoos and rosellas. My mum said she had the best sleep in a long time. Listening to the wind in the trees all around us was a very peaceful way to drift off to sleep. Jill was so nice and generous giving us treats like lemons and plumbs from her amazing garden. It was total magic staying here. Highly recommended.
Jill User Profile
Response from Jill:
Wow - thanks for loving it all so much. Nice to share this little shangri-la with the many like-mindeds who also appreciate simple things like silly goats the sound of wind in the trees :-)
February 2017

Fiona User Profile
February 2017
We had a lovely stay at Jill's cottage. The setting is so beautiful and tranquil. A great location for exploring the nearby national parks. Thank you Jill!

Tina User Profile
February 2017
We loved stepping back in time and away from our smartphones and computers and just spending simple time together at the chalet. A favourite was breakfast on the verandah in the mornings and walks to the errinundra plateau. The wood stove and heating was perfect for the rainy weekend.

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