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Babenorek Studio - Eco Accomodation

SuperhostDeans Marsh, Victoria, Australia
Farm stay hosted by Veronica
4 guests1 bedroom3 beds1 bathroom
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Nestled into 200 acres of natural bush, Babenorek Studio overlooks open farmland and rolling hills. Our solar powered studio is constructed from lime rendered straw bales, it is cool in summer and warm in winter. We are 3 km from Deans Marsh & 22 km from Lorne & The Great Ocean Rd.

The space
We want you to be comfortable during your stay and well suited to the eco accommodation that we provide so we ask that you please read ALL the Information on our site to see that it will be just right for your relaxing holiday!
Our photo gallery and our fabulous reviews show why Babenorek eco studio is the perfect place for you to switch off your phone and relax in front of our wood fire with a cold beer or a glass of wine, a good book or a game of scrabble.
Beautiful bush walking starts at our front gate and cool waterfalls, lush fern gully's and spectacular beaches are just a short drive away.

The Studio...

Babenorek Studio was hand built by us and a local builder nearly twenty years ago to live in with our three young children while we built our family home close by. It is constructed from lime rendered straw bales therefore the walls are extremely well insulated, making it refreshingly cool in summer with no need for air conditioning, and snug and warm in winter by our Nectre wood fire.
Recycled timbers and preloved windows were used throughout the build. An Oregon goal post from a country school serves as a handrail for the stairs. Besides being an important part of our sustainable building practice these materials add to its rustic, homely appeal. Our earthen floor and internal rendered mud brick wall create soft, cosy surfaces that invite you to come in and make yourself at home.
Upstairs is a queen size bed and 2 comfortable single beds. Downstairs there is a 4 burner cook-top and gas oven and a small but functional kitchen area. A small fridge will store enough food and drinks for a few days. The Nectre wood fire provides warmth to the whole studio and can also boil the kettle on for a cuppa!
The spacious bathroom with views to the tree tops includes a water-less composting toilet and a shower that uses pure Otway's rainwater. There is also an outside shower to wash the sand off when you get back from the beach in summer or cool off under on a hot night.
Babenorek Studio is the perfect place to unplug, relax and enjoy!

Guest access
Babenorek Studio is attached to our house by a wide carport and has its own private entry. We will be here to meet you & show you around the Studio & will also check in with you each day to see that you have everything you need.
Car parking is conveniently located right beside the studio.

Other things to note
As with our home, all of the power supply to Babenorek Studio comes from our OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM - this means that we collect all of our power from the sun and are NOT CONNECTED TO ANY MAINS POWER. This can sometimes be an issue if we have had several days of cloudy weather, we have a generator but it is rarely needed if we use the stored solar power wisely. We charge electrical appliances such as laptops and mobile phones during the sunlight hours and ask that our guests assist us by doing the same.
Please don't bring any hair straighteners, hair dryers or irons as they overload our system.
Babenorek Studio is well stocked with plenty of good books, quality magazines and board games to entertain you. There is no television...but we don't think that you will miss it:]
Bring your own laptop if you want to watch films or alternatively, support a local business and visit the historic Lorne Cinema - a scenic 20 minute drive away.
'Gus' our black Kelpie loves guests and will most likely be there to greet you - but be warned.... don't be fooled when he asks you to throw a stick for him, he will not leave you alone during your stay!
Nestled into 200 acres of natural bush, Babenorek Studio overlooks open farmland and rolling hills. Our solar powered studio is constructed from lime rendered straw bales, it is cool in summer and warm in winter. We are 3 km from Deans Marsh & 22 km from Lorne & The Great Ocean Rd.

The space
We want you to be comfortable during your stay and well suited to the eco accommodation that we provide so we ask that you please read ALL the Information on our site to see that it will be just right for your relaxing holiday!
Our photo gallery and our fabulous reviews show why Babenorek eco studio is the…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 2 single beds

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Heating
Essentials
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Carbon monoxide alarm
First aid kit
Smoke alarm
Fire extinguisher

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Deans Marsh, Victoria, Australia

Deans Marsh is a small rural farming town situated on the edge of the Otway Ranges. In recent years it has developed into a creative and vibrant artistic community with Open Studio weekends, Gallery's and live music playing regularly at local Wineries and the infamous Marshian's Café. You can link up with the historic Coal Train walk at our front gate and there are many other walks and waterfalls nearby in the beautiful Otway Ranges. Restaurants, cafes and The Deans Marsh Store all offer good local food....and Dan Hunters restaurant Brae is in the nearby historic town of Birregurra if the budget allows. There are two Berry Farms a short distance away that operate seasonally. The magnificent coast and all it has to offer are a scenic 25 min drive away through tall rain forest.
Deans Marsh is a small rural farming town situated on the edge of the Otway Ranges. In recent years it has developed into a creative and vibrant artistic community with Open Studio weekends, Gallery's and live…

Hosted by Veronica

Joined in March 2014
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We are a well travelled family of five. We love road trips across Australia, camping, good food, Art, live music, theatre, films and family. We are passionate about sustainable living and are happy to share our experiences with you.
During your stay
As travellers ourselves we know that you can learn a lot from the locals and we are happy to assist you with information about your stay in the area. We can recommend great local places to eat and we are very knowledgeable about bushwalking in the Otway National Park.
We will check in with you each day but otherwise leave you to enjoy a peaceful stay.
As travellers ourselves we know that you can learn a lot from the locals and we are happy to assist you with information about your stay in the area. We can recommend great local p…
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House rules
Check-in: 15:00 - 20:00
Check out: 10:00
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animals

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