The bottle brick showerThe tadelakt bath

Entire home/apt

2 guests


2 beds

Entire home/apt

2 guests


2 beds

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About this listing

This is an off-grid, self-sufficient, self contained, Earthship studio apartment in the semi-rural Adelaide Hills, 45min drive from the CBD. Guests will experience a unique stay with a tiny eco-footprint. Close to Adelaide Hills wineries, golf course, bush-walks and other tourist attractions. The Freney family live next door in a passive solar strawbale home - close by if you need advice on sailing the "ship". A place where you can experience the future of sustainable housing!

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 2
Check In: 3PM - 8PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $50 AUD
Security Deposit: $150 AUD
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The space

Guests will need to respect the limitations of the off-grid systems for power, water and sewage and take care with the natural building finishes.

The bed is a 100% latex futon mattress, low to the ground so it may be difficult to get in and out of bed if you are elderly. Sheets are luxurious 1200 TC pure cotton.

Delicious vegetarian breakfast ingredients, including free range eggs and honey from the property, supplied (but not prepared/served).

There is a wood heater (which also serves as a cook top, oven and it also boosts the solar hot water heater). Wood is supplied from May to September.

Guest access

Guests will have the Earthship all to themselves.

Interaction with guests

I am generally available or a phone call away should guests need any help.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 8PM

- No smoking in house.
- No shoes in house.
- No climbing on the roof.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

13 Reviews

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Anna User Profile
May 2017
Stop procrastinating, just book!!! Santorini meets Adelaide hills, strange thought but its true. Theres still a bit of work going on around the place, but the earthship itself is simply divine. Luxury spots to unwind, on the patio or in the green house. Log fire was gorgeous, ample provisions of gourmet goodies were a generous touch. Leave your products at home the toiletries were luxurious. Oh and bird and koala watching while sitting on the loo - haha! - life doesnt get any more blissful. Did not want to leave this gem. Best of all you'll learn a thing or two about this lifestyle you can take back home with you. Seriously, just book it, you wont regret it. And creepy crawlies, meh, you'll be just fine... did i mention the shower??? Seriously amazing. I could go on forever!!!

Alice User Profile
May 2017
Best Air BnB you will find in the Adelaide Hills
Martin User Profile
Response from Martin:
Wow! Thanks so much Alice. We're glad you found a special place. You're welcome back any time.
May 2017

Felix User Profile
May 2017
Comfortable, cosy, beautiful and interesting.

Kate User Profile
April 2017
Its a pretty special place. I feel like poetry might be the best response. Its a precious mix of art and science. Looking forward to watching how the whole space evolves. Oh, and the attention to detail around the BnB experience was lovely too.

Shoshannah User Profile
April 2017
An incredibly beautiful and relaxing place. The attention to detail was fantastic - from the local and delicious breakfast foods, through to the beautiful bathroom and one of the most comfiest beds I've slept in. Thanks so much for a great stay!

Sharn User Profile
March 2017
Beautiful, serene and inspiring. The perfect place to check out from the world and just chill amongst the warmth of earthen render, the tranquility of rolling gum studded hills, the kaleidoscope of gem-like bottle bricks - all while supporting a great demonstration of sustainable living.

Brad User Profile
March 2017
Amazing place just out of Adelaide ! It is exactly as it's described- super clean and well designed , felt right at Home from the moment we got there ! Hosts were very helpful if we needed them and were very friendly ! Highly recommend the Earthship !!

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia · Joined in February 2015
Zoe User Profile

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