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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.

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


The space

Guests will need to respect the limitations of the off-grid systems and 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).

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

9 Reviews

Check In
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 !!

Steve User Profile
February 2017
What a wonderful and unique place to stay. If you love natural getaways, quiet rest and rejuvenation, and to know that your stay enhances the environment, this ultra sustainable is for you. The natural light and big front windows help you feel like you're connected to outside, and the clever design principles ensure you're always at a comfortable temperature no matter what's happening outside. The attention to detail both in the design and finishes, as well as the nicely stocked breakfast and fresh fruit made for a well considered BnB experience. Marty and Zoe greeted us when we arrived and the tour of the EarthShip enhanced our appreciation of it. Would highly recommend. Thanks guys :)
Martin User Profile
Response from Martin:
Thanks for your very thoughtful feedback. Eye masks are an excellent idea! We'll keep you up to date with events at Earthship Ironbank :)
February 2017

Samantha User Profile
February 2017
This was a special retreat get-away for myself and husband for his birthday. It was perfect. We are interested in the Earthship movement and sustainable building practices so it was a joy to experience staying in this kind of environment. The beauty of the space is one thing...but then to actually 'inhabit' the space is another. I immediately felt comfortable and quieter. This place is the perfect retreat. Quiet and peaceful. Beautiful and absolutely practical. Thankyou Zoe and Martin for sharing your vision. Inspirational.
Martin User Profile
Response from Martin:
Thanks for your kind words Samantha. This is what makes the whole project worthwhile. We are so happy to hear that you both had a relaxing time, and happy to share the Earthship with you.
February 2017

Joshua User Profile
January 2017
A unique and rejuvenating experience. So much care and thought has gone into the creation of this soulful destination. 'Friendly' in so many senses, especially our precious earth that we so often neglect. We hope to return many times

Amanda User Profile
January 2017
Loved it. Absolutely beautiful and inspiring. Relaxing. Quiet. Tranquil. Beautiful. So close to beautiful townships with lovely restaurants. Beautiful breakfast ingredients. Lovely meeting you Marty and getting a private tour. Would definitely recommend it to others.
Martin User Profile
Response from Martin:
We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay Amanda. We'll keep you posted on future Earthship workshops.
January 2017

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

About the home

When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying in someone’s home.

This is Martin’s place.
Zoe helps host.
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.