Cabn Lets You Stay in Your Own Tiny Solar-Powered House in the NSW Wilderness

This solar-powered, secluded tiny house sits on 140-acres of bushland and features a glass-walled soaking tub.
Marissa Ciampi
January 25, 2019

Fans of glamping and remote cabins have a new luxurious retreat to look forward to as Cabn expands to Kangaroo Valley. Positioned as places to unplug and recharge, the off-grid accommodation launched its first eco-home in the Adelaide Hills back in 2017 and has now opened its second location — and it's fit for queens and kings.

Despite some of the connotations the term 'off-grid' may have, this cabin is a far cry from roughing it. This solar-powered tiny house sits on 140-acres of bushland, on the site of a former dairy farm in the Cambewarra Range, just a 15-minute drive from Kangaroo Valley and about three hours south of Sydney. The secluded location is perched high above the valley and overlooks a sea of endless clouds, on certain days.

The cleverly designed, timber fit-out includes a loft with king bed, a fully stocked kitchen, indoor gas heaters and built-in air con units. Plus large bi-fold glass doors and windows that offer views aplenty. A big draw is the glass-walled, 'outdoor' soaking tub, which is set in the bush adjacent to the house and offers a rare occasion to (sort of) bathe in the great outdoors — with all of the luxury of a five-star hotel, of course.

Outdoor amenities include a gas barbecue and picnic area, as well as an adjacent fire pit that sits a few metres away from the house. And its dog-friendly to boot. Remember this place is all about 'digital detoxing', though, so expect limited cell service and absolutely no wifi to speak of — this is certainly not a working holiday type of place.

The retreat is lovingly tucked away, so the only living beings you'll share the space with is the local wildlife. Think wombats, families of echidnas, kangaroos and a local Lyrebird, along with wandering sheep and cows from the nearby working farm. There are plenty of walking trails to explore, too.

If you're strapped for time or just too lazy to pack your own esky for the trip, Cabn also offers a variety of food packages, which can be pre-ordered and picked up from the Hampden Deli in town. Options include grazing boards ($55) or breakfast, lunch and dinner packs ($35–45) — the latter of which includes the likes of curries, braised meats and salads.

A second Kangaroo Valley Cabn location is set to launch later this year, too, along with several other sites around Australia, so keep an eye on this space for future updates.

Kangaroo Valley rates start at $289 per night for two on weekdays and $325 on weekends. Rates start at $399 on public and NSW school holidays. The cabin can comfortably sleep two, with room for four if extra guests ($45 each per night) are happy to share a king single. To book, head over here.

Looking for more to do around Kangaroo Valley? Check out our weekender's guide to the region.

Published on January 25, 2019 by Marissa Ciampi
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