You can feel the magic of this off-grid ‘wee tiny’ before you even arrive, tucked into a long moon-shaped block lined by Mudgeeraba Creek, where water flows down from Springbrook National Park. The property is part of an old dairy, home to Belted Galloway cows and honeybees. Crafted by hand almost entirely of reclaimed materials, each floorboard and fixture has a story to tell. Not just a story of resourcefulness but of complete passion and dedication to restoring the old and treading lightly on the planet. The kitchen bench-top is a reclaimed timber slab, the Dinmore basin was originally crafted down the road in Ipswich, and casement windows and doors came from an old Queenslander in Brisbane. (The owners are not just fastidious about ‘old things’ but the environment, too – they travelled over 600km for six weekends in a row to demolish a 1920s removal home, providing materials used in the tiny home!) Beneath the high-pitched ceiling you’ll find a queen size bed with high quality French linen, beautifully restored bath and brass railway luggage rack for your towels. But outside on the deck is where you’ll spend much of your time, with a 1930s wood-fired coal burner and beautifully crafted outdoor kitchen. Enjoy a soak in the wood-fired cedar hot tub/plunge pool, pack a picnic to nosh by the creek, and play cards by firelight by night.
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