A cosy, curated cottage with a rustic vibe, Ode to the Orchard is surrounded by the Adelaide Hills’ finest wineries and sits high on 16 acres. It is one of the original stone homes of the area and enjoys stunning views of picturesque Lenswood. There is no better place to relax: soak in the gorgeous claw-foot bath looking out to the stars, enjoy that glass of local red by the fire, or try out our apple crumble recipe in the vintage wood-fired Aga.
“What a stunning place to relax and unwind! Romany has thought of everything! She is a fantastic host and very accommodating to your needs. All the thoughtful touches were fantastic. The cottage was spottless and very cosy. We cooked in the old Aga and roasted marshmallows in the beautiful woodfire. We woke up to kangaroos, rabbits and amazing views. The out door bath a nighy is a must! We highly recommend the Ode to the Orchid and we cannot wait to come back one day. All the best Romany :-)”
Get back to nature only 25 minutes from the Adelaide CBD! Be surrounded by native flora & fauna in your own fully functional tiny house. Set on the edge of a natural spring that runs into the Sturt River, this is the ideal spot for all nature lovers or those looking for that extra comfort from traditional camping.
“What an absolutely perfect slice of nature hidden away in the Adelaide Hills! It was so lovely to relax next to the fire outside and unwind. Tim was a fantastic host. Couldn't fault anything at all - the house was exceptionally clean and thoughtfully decorated. Will definitely be coming back for a few nights next time! Thanks so much Tim!”
This is an off-grid, self-sufficient, self contained, Earthship studio apartment in the semi-rural Adelaide Hills, 45min drive from the CBD. Guests will experience a unique stay with a tiny eco-footprint. Close to Adelaide Hills wineries, golf course, bush-walks and other tourist attractions. The Freney family live next door in a passive solar strawbale home - close by if you need advice on sailing the "ship". A place where you can experience the future of sustainable housing!
“The earthship was incredible, from the first sight of it the attention to detail was amazing. But walking in doors on a 37 degree day the green house was thriving and the living area was a cool 21 degree. The earthy floors allowed us to feel grounded immediately and relaxed. The food provided was organic produce of the best quality, the bed is of the highest standard to allow a truly enjoyable stay. Great bathroom facilities, the water gets both very hot and cold which is perfect for practicing Naturopathic Hydrotherapy techniques. It was a relaxing property with plenty of wild blackberries to pick. On the second day it was 43 degrees outside but still 21 degrees in the living area. The earthship has an incredible design and we will be going back in winter to see how it functions in the cooler months, The 2 nights was not enough, we returned home to a hot bungalow and wished we were in the cool earthship. Thank you!! We Highly Recommend!”