The Simple Life Cabin

100% Recommended
2 people
No pets
Please note: Simple Life Cabin is located in the metropolitan Melbourne zone

Get back to life’s simple pleasures in this rustic off-grid log cabin in the forest. Completely analogue, there’s no TV, no wifi – just you, a record player, wood heater and cast iron bath. The cabin was originally an artist's potters studio. You can see its history everywhere – from the pottery in the kitchen and the beautiful polished concrete work table, to the clay on the railway sleeper walls. This a grounding space to retreat, read, nourish your creativity and reconnect with nature.

The cabin is set on our 4 acre property, and although is it quite close to our house, it is tucked away so we can’t see it and feels very private. Although you might see us in the garden on weekends, unless you need a hand with anything we will leave you in peace to enjoy the cabin.

Firewood is provided. Bookings are taken up to 3 months in advance.

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Features and Amenities

1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bathroom
BBQ
Indoor fireplace
Power

Details

  • Check in after 3pm
    Check out before 10am
  • Weekday minimum booking: 2 nights
    Weekend minimum booking: 2 nights
Cancellation Policy: Receive a full refund (minus service fee) up until 1 week prior to check-in.

Additional Information

Cabin Details:
- Queen bed
- Kitchenette
- Bath
- The sofa converts to a bed so you could squeeze a 3rd person in but you would need to bring linen (and be good friends!)
- The are 6 large Skylights and 4 picture windows so you feel completely enveloped by the forest
- There is a fan assisted composting Natureloo toilet located on the back verandah
- Powered facilities are simple and more akin to glamping, so suits a more adventurous traveller (no hairdryers, iron, fridge etc):

Please Note:
- Electricity/ Power comes from a small solar array and battery storage with a backup generator
- We try not to put the generator on while guests are here so we ask that you use electricity mindfully. Please switch off all lights before you leave and when not using.
- Cooking/ There is a camping stove to boil a kettle and a Weber Baby Q BBQ on the verandah (with hotplate and convection tray for roasting)
- In the cooler months you can also cook indoors on the wood heater, which is perfect for slow cooking hearty winter stews
- There is a cool box provided for food, supplied with ice packs which we can change on request although we recommend you bring ice for meat etc.
- Heating is by wood heater, which is a lovely cosy heat. We are happy to help you get it started if you have never used a wood heater before.
- Note that at a 500 m elevation it is 5 degrees cooler at the cabin than in Healesville
- Make sure you wrap in your favourite jumpers up in spring, winter and autumn
- Water comes from a mountain spring. It is beautiful. We ask that you only use the eco friendly shampoo and soaps provided in the bath.
-There is also filtered water for drinking.
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Prices

  • Base Price $185 / night
  • Weekend Price $205 / night
  • Cleaning Fee $40
  • Security Deposit $100
  • Discounts 
    10% discount for bookings of 5 nights or longer

Host

Hollie
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Adventures Nearby

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Innocent Bystander

Discovered by Cameron
A cellar door and a great place for lunch and a cheeky wine....

Rainforest Gallery

Discovered by Cameron
A short walk in the forest, with a 15-meter high walkway in the canopy, it was a great spot to take a stroll and take in the natural surrounds...

The Black Spur

Discovered by Cameron
The black spur drive cuts through the lush forest landscapes of the Yarra Ranges, linking the Yarra Valley with the mountain areas around Marysville. I couldn’t help myself, I had to whip out the skateboard and bomb a hill....

Redwood Forest

Discovered by Cameron
The redwoods are an awesome spot to explore and take photos, the symmetry of the forest makes for some awesome compositions and its a very popular spot for photographers and explorers alike....

Steavenson Falls

Discovered by Cameron
Located near Marysville, the walk is very easy to get to the bottom of the falls, and there are some more challenging tracks to hike to the top of the falls and beyond, full of amazing views....

Trout Salmon Farm

Discovered by Cameron
Buxton trout and salmon farm located about a half hour drive from the cabin, it's a fun place to catch your dinner or have a walk and feed the fish....

Lillydale To Warburton Rail Trail

Warburton is a 30 minute drive from the cabin. The Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail is a walking, cycling and horse-riding track in eastern Victoria, Australia. It runs a distance of 38 km between Lilydale and Warburton, along the former Warburton railway line....

Climbing At Ben Cairn

Just a 15 minute drive from the cabin is this seasonal granite outcrop for climbing. Full details here: https://www.thecrag.com/climbing/australia/ben-cairn...

Tanglefoot Track

Discover the Tanglefoot Track, a scenic walk through the majestic Mountain Ash forest of the Toolangi State forest. The track, which leads you into fern gullies and cool, temperate rain forests, offers a magical experience for visitors. The track is 9km one way, taking about 3 hours....

Steavenson Falls

Walk between the tall tree ferns and lush green undergrowth along the Steavenson River. Follow the track upstream, over the bridge and across Yellow Dog Road. Continue on to the spectacular Steavenson Falls. The Falls drop 82m in three stages into the steep-sided river valley....

La La Falls

Follow the track through tall Mountain Ash forest and lush ferny glades, to the picturesque La La Falls. The track has a moderate grade, which can be slightly challenging; allow 1.5 hours for a return trip. For a particularly impressive view, visit after heavy rainfall when the falls are at their most powerful....

Cumberland Walk

Walk among the tallest flowering trees in the world in Yarra Ranges National Park. This beautiful walk leads you through rare mature-aged mountain ash to the magnificent, 85-metre Big Tree, which has been soaring above the forest floor for some 400 years....

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I’ve dreamt of living a simple life, so when our weekend getaways come, we want them to be nothing short of simple living and relaxing. We truly found this at the cabin, and we felt it as soon as we walked through the front door....

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