As your eyes flutter open in your Coorong.Life KipPod bed, you’ll feel like you’re waking to a dream. The hopeful rays of a new day glisten through a porthole window, and memories of notifications and overflowing inboxes fade into obsolescence. Leaning into the philosophy, “nature is the only real luxury,” the two hand-built, off-grid pods are tucked into the brambling native scrubland of South Australia’s Coorong National Park on Ngarrindjeri Country, two hours from Adelaide. Overlooking the teeming coastal ecosystem of the region, it’s the perfect artist’s retreat or reprieve to rejuvenate and rest. With three, four or seven night DIY nature retreats– and artist residencies in an onsite studio – offered at this women-owned wilderness escape, you can revel in sweet next-to-nothingness. Soak up the leisurely pace with on-demand naps and walks or fill your time with more creative pursuits like painting and dancing. Splash or paddle (BYO canoe or kayak) in the still, shallow Coorong waters. Or simply leave your shoes and walk the private five-kilometre water frontage with salt-heavy breezes and pelican formations as your only company. Inside the minimalist pods, you’ll find little luxuries just where you need them. Kip & Co bed linen and Pony Rider yoga bolsters sit alongside essentials like a gas cooker and bar fridge for simple meals. Bathrooms are communal, a short walk from your pod. Come evening, the day’s sun powers USB rechargeable lamps for getting lost in pre-sleep journal scribbling or your favourite novel.
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“The hopeful rays of a new day glisten through a porthole window, and memories of notifications and overflowing inboxes fade into obsolescence.”