The Simple Life Cabin

99% Recommended
2 people
No pets
Please note: We are taking bookings up to August 25, 2024

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
Indoor fireplace


  • Check in after 03:00pm
    Check out before 10:00am
  • 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 bathroom with a flush 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 an esky provided for food. Please BYO ice.
- 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 beautiful mountain spring and is filtered before it enters the cabin. We ask that you only use the eco friendly shampoo and soaps provided in the bath.


  • Base Price $220 / night
  • Weekend Price $285 / night
  • Cleaning Fee $55
  • Security Deposit $100
  • Discounts 
    10% discount for bookings of 3 nights or longer

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I'm a permaculture enthusiast, avid reader, and kitchen experimenter. Until recently, living off-grid, keeping bees and ducks in the forest on the edge of the Yarra Valley. Excited to be able to share places that create beautiful memories with fellow travellers.
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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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