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Cocoon House

SuperhostNewbury, Victoria, Australia
Farm stay hosted by Kevin
10 guests4 bedrooms7 beds2 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the farm stay to yourself.
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Cocoon house is nestled in the clearing, amongst the towering gum trees of the Wombat state forest. As you wind down our secluded lane the world is left behind you.
20 acres of complete privacy, only the whip birds and the gentle breeze in the trees.
Open your lungs and enjoy the space or curl up by the fire with a trillion stars to gaze.

Designology's "Convertible House" has been designed as an alternative ecologically sustainable, durable, low embodied energy, storm & fire resistant dwelling.

The space
Particularly suited to families or small groups who are looking for
privacy and room to move.
Open plan living and dining
Wood fire – stocked with redgum
INTERNET – Smart TV, connect if you choose with WiFi phone
Modern kitchen with dishwasher and 6 hob gas stove, fully equipped with appliances.
Cooking essentials in the pantry (Locally produce hampers are available on request)
Elevated north facing sunny deck surrounding entire living with 4 openings spilling outside
Gas BBQ & utensils
3 queen rooms all with private outdoor balcony and individual shutter
4 bed bunk room available on request
2 bathrooms 1 bath
2 Separate Toilets
Laundry with washing machine & trough
Standard Medical Kit provided
Linen and towels are provided
4 car undercover car spaces
Fully fenced and private 20 acre property
Includes Wombat State Forest
Includes open pasture & cut grasslands
Natural Spring fed Dam

Guest access
The entire property and home are exclusively yours for the duration of your stay.
Guest will enjoy complete privacy however.. help is just a holla away.
Access to the house is via a lockbox, Code will be SMS’s prior to checking

Off grid house manual provided on site

Other things to note
Things to remember:
Cocoon house is completely off grid.
Delicious sweet water from the sky is precious, so please use it thoughtfully.
Power is from the sun, however backed up with a petrol generator so again please use thoughtfully.
The home is heated by solar and slow combustion wood heaters, supplemented with a heat recovery system which efficiently expels hot air in warmer months and generates warmth from the roof on cooler days and evenings.

The reed beds to the north of the house is home to smaller creatures, and the dam is full of yabbies – however please remember this is wild country so take care when exploring.
Cocoon house is nestled in the clearing, amongst the towering gum trees of the Wombat state forest. As you wind down our secluded lane the world is left behind you.
20 acres of complete privacy, only the whip birds and the gentle breeze in the trees.
Open your lungs and enjoy the space or curl up by the fire with a trillion stars to gaze.

Designology's "Convertible House" has been designed as an alternative ecologically sustainable, durable, low embodied energy, storm & fire resistant dwelling.

The space
Particularly suited to families or small groups who are looking for
pr…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
2 bunk beds

Amenities

Wi-Fi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Dryer
Indoor fireplace
Iron
Laptop-friendly workspace
Washing machine
TV
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

Accessibility

No stairs or steps to enter
Well-lit path to entrance
Step-free path to entrance

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Location

Newbury, Victoria, Australia

The Region
Minutes from Trentham township nestled at the very top of the Great Dividing Range mid-way between Woodend and Daylesford, approximately one and half hours from Melbourne.
Macedon Ranges and the Spa Country at the edge of the Wombat State Forest makes it the perfect base to explore the region. Explore this quaint township with its fine artisan produce and boutique wineries. Wonder pathways of ancient trees from Trentham to Lyonville, then unwind and relax with the locals over a cold ale or a glass of shiraz at the Radio Springs Hotel or the famous Cosmopolitan Hotel. Visit local markets and antique brica brac stores.
The Region
Minutes from Trentham township nestled at the very top of the Great Dividing Range mid-way between Woodend and Daylesford, approximately one and half hours from Melbourne.
Macedon Ranges a…

Hosted by Kevin

Joined in October 2018
  • 41 Reviews
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Kevin is a multi-award winning designer and builder of diverse synergistic structures incorporating sustainable building and design practices and products. Kevin began his career over thirty years ago, gaining valuable experience in architectural design & documentation, presentation, structural documentation, specification writing, building supervision, contract administration, tendering and liaison with associated consultants, and local authorities. Kevin’s passion is helping clients create their own, individual sanctuary, however he also recognised the need for a specific design that responded to our changing climate including the extreme weather events that houses in rural and coastal areas are often exposed to. His design brief included an extensive list of criteria that should be considered : environmental sustainability, durability, semi-prefabrication, low embodied energy, highly secure, fire and storm resistance. The Convertible House was born.
Kevin is a multi-award winning designer and builder of diverse synergistic structures incorporating sustainable building and design practices and products. Kevin began his career o…
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  • Karyn
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
No smoking
No pets
Health & safety
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No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm