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Stay in a Tiny House by Kindled

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by Jade Jackson (subscribe)
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Published April 3rd 2018
Have a digital detox at this off the grid accommodation
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Stay in a tiny house near Bathurst. Image by Jade Jackson.

If you've dreamt of escaping work, to stay in a remote cabin, whilst still retaining some modern conveniences, then Kindled have created your dream getaway.

Hidden on a private property, 3 hours drive west of Sydney, is a luxury tiny house which operates completely off the grid. Solar panels provide power for lights, air conditioning and a fridge, water is from a rainwater storage tank (safe to drink) and there's even hot showers.

You won't find a television or wifi, but that's part of the appeal - to escape from modern life, detoxing from the digital world.

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Panoramic windows bring the outside in, whilst making the tiny house seem bigger. Image by Jade Jackson.

The concept of tiny houses is to utilise a simple and clever design and to creatively think about every inch of space. Instead of a wall, there's a bookshelf, instead of empty space in the ceiling, it's a loft bed, instead of a couch, there's a day bed with storage underneath.

Large panoramic windows capture the surrounding bush and distant lake views. At sunrise and sunset, kangaroos hop about munching on grass, whilst at night, you can sprawl on the oversized cushions and watch the moonrise.

For those scared of the dark, there's outdoor lights placed around the trees, so you can still see the eucalypti at night.

What I loved about staying in the tiny house was the freedom -without clocks, internet or television to dictate my life, anything seemed possible. I read for hours, watched the sunset, and started writing a new novel without any guilt that I should be doing something else.

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Sunrise over the lake. Image by Jade Jackson.

Removed from the bustle of a big city, it's easy for creative inspiration to strike. Perhaps you could finally write that memoir you've always thought of, or sketch the surrounding landscapes like famed Australian artist Russell Drysdale. If you need entertainment, there's a stack of board games, books to read, or you can head to the lake for a picnic.

But quiet relaxation is what this place is ideal for - immersing yourself in nature without roughing it.

Sleeping in a loft bed was cosy, with a quality mattress from Koala which was blissfully comfortable and the skylight windows in the roof open up, so you can lay in bed and look out for shooting stars.

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The loft bed with opening skylight windows. Image by Jade Jackson.

The kitchen was big enough to easily prepare bacon and eggs for breakfast and basic kitchen essentials are provided along with a barbecue.

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There's a gas cooktop in the kitchen of the tiny house. Image by Jade Jackson.

If you prefer to have everything organised, you can pre-order a locally-sourced breakfast pack including bacon, eggs, tomatoes and bread ($29) or a grilled barbeque pack including steak, potatoes, onions and corn ($49) at the time of booking.

If you arrive without wine (or run out) there's a mini bar with a bottle of Shiraz or Pinot Gris for $19. However, Bathurst (with Coles and Aldi) is only a short drive away if you need to stock up on supplies.

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Expect to see kangaroos at the tiny house. Image by Jade Jackson.

A picnic table outside provides the perfect sanctuary to sip a refreshing beverage, surrounded by chirping rosellas and bell birds, as you breathe in the eucalyptus air.

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With a dining table, full-size bathroom and kitchen, there's little that's actually tiny. Image by Jade Jackson.

The bathroom features a gas-heated waterfall shower, a wood-chip toilet, natural based toiletries, and fluffy white towels.

If you're curious by the tiny house phenomenon or off the grid living, then you can get a taste of it all, without the commitment.

The tiny house by Kindled sleeps up to four people and is a perfect escape for those that like the idea of replacing city life with nature, but who aren't prepared to give up all the comforts of home - with the added bonus of being eco-friendly.

You can book your stay online and specific directions will be emailed a few days prior to arrival.

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The day bed is the perfect place for an afternoon nap, whilst gazing at the views. Image by Jade Jackson.

Whilst you're in the area, other places to visit include Hill End - an old mining town, the Australian Mineral and Fossil Museum in Bathurst, or fulfil your racing car dreams and drive a few laps of Mount Panorama.

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Designed to merge with nature. Image by Jade Jackson.
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Why? Unique accommodation, off the grid, but with modern conveniences.
When: Anytime
Phone: 0416 409 533
Where: 3 hours west of Sydney, 20 minutes south of Bathurst.
Cost: From $220 per night.
Your Comment
Awesome. Looks like a wonderful place.
by Christina Brandalise (score: 3|3154) 1893 days ago
What an interesting concept Jade! A bit more luxurious than glamping would be right up my alley!
by Elaine (score: 3|9404) 1896 days ago
Great shots Jade ... I've ordered my tiny off grid house on wheels, not quite as glamorous as this one but it will do me!
by Kate Blake (score: 3|1501) 1896 days ago
Looks a unique getaway, love the photos
by Seafarrwide (score: 3|1940) 1896 days ago
The demand for off the grid escapes seems to be increasing. I hope it means people are rediscovering the things that really matter in life.
by Gayle Beveridge-Marien (score: 4|10580) 1896 days ago
Great article. Looks relaxing.
by Irenke Forsyth (score: 3|2719) 1895 days ago
Great article, loved the photos. It looks like the perfect place to unwind.
by Phoebe Hackett (score: 2|364) 1771 days ago
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