At the foot of Gariwerd/Grampians National Park, Nook on the Hill stands steady as a reminder of our connection to nature. Built to encourage that deep sense of belonging, the tiny house is a meditation of mindful craft and sustainability. With every millimeter meticulously handcrafted over the course of five years, owner and builder Benj used reclaimed and recycled materials and low impact building techniques. From sunup to sundown, the off-grid haven hums with the energy of the land, a deeply spiritual place for Djab Wurrung and the Jardwadjali peoples for thousands of years. Here, you’ll find sunlight glistening off the rambling native garden bouncing through the floor-to-roof window. Breeze plays through a spacious living area – past hand-hewn lounge and through the cosy kitchen made for lively cook ups. You can feast off handmade crockery (by Benj, himself) under the bloom-covered pergola and sip local wine around the fire pit. Then sink into the plumbed claw-foot bath right under the Milky Way. Stumble up the spiral staircase to the lofted mezzanine a raised queen bed, swaddled in buttery linen, awaits. And although the solitude feels all-encompassing here, Halls Gap is just a 10 minutes away and half that to award-winning wineries for a break from all that nature immersion.
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