Callignee II - Eco Bush Retreat - " 100% Off Grid Escape " Grand Designs Property
This Architecturally designed, award winning luxury bush retreat was the first home featured on Grand Designs Australia season 1 episode 1.
Callignee II is an experience you will never forgot, enjoy luxury in a house that operates on eco friendly / sustainable living principles and is completely “off the grid”.
Come and enjoy a beautiful romantic weekend with your partner or come with another couple. Get lost amongst 5 areas of private bushland, enjoy basking by the lap pool by day and enjoy a glass of wine by the beautiful fire place by night....
Features and Amenities
- Check in after 03:00pmCheck out before 11:00am
- Minimum booking: 2 nights
Receive a 50% refund of the total booking amount (minus service fee) up until 1 week prior to check-in.
Important information, please read all this before prior to booking your stay at Callignee.
Callignee 2 operates on eco friendly / sustainable living principles and is completely “ 100 % off the grid” Meaning: (not on the electricity grid) and therefore prides itself on its energy efficiency, self-sustainability and total independence. Rain water is harvested onsite, solar power harnessed and waste from the home goes into a Biolytic Blackwater system sunken into the earth. Callignee II is designed so that every room enjoys the north sun.
The kitchen, the node and heart of the home opens to the north directly connecting the pool and gardens so that family and guests can be catered for, either outside at the pool and its island bench servery, or inside at the dinning table or lounge room. The open plan shares a double sided fire place with water jacket ensuring all its energy is used. You will find everything you need to cook up a storm, high quality pots, pans and cooking Utensils, we also have the pantry stocked with tea, hot chocolate, salt, pepper, suger & spices, oils all the pesky things you don’t want to have to bring on holiday!
The west elevation of the living space brings the huge eucalypts into the home. Callignee II is a multi level construction with the main bedroom on the lower level with a kingsize bed leading into artistic masterpiece ensuite featuring an open glass double head shower that offers no privacy but invites you to become one with the surrounding.
The mezzanine level houses the second guest bed and a study nook — it’s a quirky space that takes advantage of the spectacular views out to the harsh and beautiful landscape. Blurring the separation of indoor and outdoor living with bi-fold doors, the dwelling interior is as minimalist and contemporary as the exterior. The walls and ceilings are Corten rust sheet and rust paints. The lines are clean and true to the elements that form them. Recycled timber from Melbourne's Princess Pier forms the ceiling of the bedroom, bathroom vanity, dining table and some flooring.
The centrally located kitchen with state of the art European 5 star energy appliances has an island bench made from concrete & steel plus a tilt window that overlooks the pool area perfect for balmy dinner parties.
THE POOL -
The 15 meter lap pool can be viewed though a massive lounge window that also forms a part of the pool wall and doubles as a luxurious water feature. The home is surrounded by hand selected, strategically placed granite boulders, there is a pond with stepping stone access to the home or overhead there is a suspension bridge that accesses the top level. Please not the poor is not heated.
Guests have exclusive access to the entire 5 acres property. We offer all our guests complimentary organic shampoo, conditioners and soaps. Please note: Non organic products cannot be used at the property due to the impact on the Biolytic Blackwater system and the overall impact on our environment. Please keep in mind this home is an eco friendly 100% off the grid home, the property is reliant on the state of the art solar panels and battery system along with our 40,000lt water tank.
We kindly asks guests to come to our retreat with a sustainable mind and attitude and take care of our property.
*** Important information about staying
“off the grid” *********
Callignee eco house is a sustainable master piece, we pride our selves on being totally self sufficient which means we relay 100% on the sun to power our home. We have state of art lithium batteries storage which means almost all year round we can live relaying on the sun. However, during the winter months when there is no sun, there are times during your stay when we do need to run our generator. We have a brand new flick switch generator that puts power back into the lithium batteries allowing normal use of power in the home, a user guide will be included in check in details should you run out of power during your stay. Super easy. Please consider all this before making your booking, we absolutely love the way this house operates, it’s incorporates luxury and sustainability.
What’s it’s like to stay in a bush house???
Staying at Callignee is a magical experience you will never forget.
Please be mindful when booking our eco home, Callignee is nestled amongst dense bush land, with that, comes all things nature has to offer. Including, wonderful bird life, kangaroos koalas but also spiders, insects, micro bats, frogs, mice and the odd snakes in summer time along with other Australian known furry bush locals. We do our best to have the home free of any creatures however it’s the bush and somethings are out of our control. Please consider this before booking our Eco house in the bush.
Photo & Film Shoots
Please send me a message for daily price rates for film and photo shoots.
For wedding or party enquiries please make contact with Maggie prior to booking.
CHILDREN AT THE PROPERTY
Callignee II is a wonderland for children to explore with 5 acres of native bushland, however this from a owners perspective can be hazardous in many ways for both parents and children that have never lived in this surrounding. Callignee II is an architecturally designed home with unique features like ponds and swing bridges and a dam next door that would be very dangerous for unsupervised young children. Children would need to be supervised AT ALL TIMES. If you have children please contact Maggie the owner prior to booking so you can be 100% comfortable when you arrive on the property.
We love animals great and small and were once dog friendly property, Unfortunately due to a situation at the property recently we now cannot allow pets, We have a lots of furry friends that live within our 5 acres, resident Echidna, Wombats, Ducks, Kangaroo and Koala that are so special to us and do not want to endanger them. thank-you for respecting our home and our furry friends.
I will be in contact with guests 2 days prior to your arrival, you will receive a comprehensive check in guide with all the information to make your stay at Callignee incredible....
- Base Price $445 / night
- Weekend Price $445 / night
- Cleaning Fee $200
- Security Deposit $500
- Extra People $50 (adult) and $0 (child) / night after 4 people
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