Tranquil Tiny Home Caramel

We signed off from work late Friday afternoon, hopped in the car and left the city behind us for an exciting weekend getaway in our Tiny Home Caramel.

Upon arrival, we immediately felt the pace slow. Tiny Home Caramel is nestled in its own pocket of the Australian wilderness. Sitting out on the deck, it took only moments for kookaburras to arrive and inspect what we were up to. The tiny home itself has everything you need to unwind; a fully equipped kitchen, plenty of tea and coffee, candles and extra wine glasses. This was our first stay in a tiny home, and it was pleasing how comfortable it felt – intimate but spacious.

I’d only ever passed through Timboon, so it was fun to explore what the local area had on offer. There’s certainly a lot to choose from! The tiny home is a short drive from some of Victoria’s most scenic walks along the Great Ocean Road, as well as Timboon’s Trestle Bridge. We had the entire rail trail to ourselves for hours, crossing sunken bridges and weaving around wooden railroad posts covered with moss and ivy.

We started each day cooking our own breakfast, buying local ingredients in Camperdown, Port Campbell and the nearby IGA. Really, it felt like a weekend of extravagant food (no complaints!). A particular highlight was stopping by Timboon Fine Ice Cream (confession: one day we went twice). We had a lovely conversation with Caroline, the host, and learned a lot about how Timboon and its local businesses have grown recently.

A cosy setting to retreat to each day, Tiny Home Caramel is a delightful space to recharge before heading out again to explore what Timboon and surroundings have to offer.
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Things We Did

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    Timboon's Finest Ice Cream
    Located only footsteps away from our tiny home, we visited Timboon Fine Ice Cream (multiple times). With a generous number of complementary scoops from our host, the hardest decision of our stay was working out which flavours to get....
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      The Grotto Walk (Great Ocean Road)
      We had the whole trail to ourselves as we stepped our way downwards into this sinkhole....
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        Pit-Stop at Port Campbell
        Only a 15-minute drive away, we stopped by Port Campbell to pick up some fresh gnocchi from Forage on the Foreshore to cook ourselves for dinner in our tiny home. It was a cosy way to end an adventurous day....
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          Pizza and Wine at Keayang Maar Vineyard
          While Keayang Maar Vineyard is known for its shiraz and pinot noir, their pizzas are just as good. The sloping vineyard presented the perfect opportunity to stretch our legs before we headed back to Melbourne. Unfortunately, we couldn't take our new friend home with us....
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            Red Strawberries (and Curry) at Berry World
            Berry World is renowned for its Thai food as much as its strawberries. After filling up on lunch, we hand-picked some strawberries, filling a few punnets to take home with us....
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              Traveling Timboon-Camperdown Rail Trail
              We spent hours exploring Timboon’s rail trail and trestle bridge, wandering off the track to discover waterfalls, fallen logs and desolate factories. Watch out for leeches!...

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