10 Favourite Features of the Tasmanian Tiny House
1. The Pot-Bellied Wood-Burning Stove. I love wood heat. All my memories of my grandmother are connected to her wood cookstove that she had fired up, even in the middle of summer, baking her famous bread. I’ve always had a wood stove, and the rituals and routines that revolve around collecting, splitting and hauling wood make me feel like I’m home. The Tasmanian Tiny House wood stove came with all the benefits and none of the work as the wood was already split and just outside the door—which made me love it even more.
2. The Fern Gully Waterfall. The Tasmanian Tiny House is nestled on the edge of the Fern Gully and the centrepiece of the panoramic view is the Fern Gully waterfall. Gentle flowing water that adjusts to the rain or lack thereof, the Fern Gully waterfall creates a serene and peaceful environment.
3. The Wallabies. Being from Canada I’d never seen a wallaby until I stayed at the Tasmanian Tiny House, but I became quite familiar with the furry little creatures over the course of the stay. Every evening around dusk, the whole valley would come alive with feeding wallabies.
4. The Loft Bed. There’s nothing like sleeping under a tin roof in the rain unless it’s sleeping in a loft under a tin roof in the rain. A sleeping loft is incredibly space efficient in a tiny house. The Tasmanian Tiny House loft is equipped with a window and skylight which makes it feel spacious and like a whole other world lit by the stars. And, there’s just something adventurous about climbing a ladder to your bed.
5. The Claw-Foot Bath Tub. Placed directly beside the wood stove, there’s no better place to spend an evening than in a soaking tub looking out at the shimmering gum tree leaves lit up in the night by strategic outdoor lighting.
6. The Outdoor Trails. The Tasmanian Tiny House is on private property which has been lovingly sculpted into a wonderland of trails, lookouts and resting areas. In the seemingly wild surroundings the paths have been constructed using natural materials so they look and feel as if the forest itself created them. The property is a personal nature reserve where the land and animals are not only respected but the main feature.
7. The Fully Equipped Kitchen. There is everything one needs and nothing else in the space-efficient tiny house kitchen. Each dish, utensil and appliance is hand picked for its vintage functionality and fits perfectly in its place in the tiny kitchen.
8. The Focus on Conservation. Staying at the Tasmanian Tiny House requires minimal effort to live sustainably because its expertly set up for off-grid living.
9. The Vintage Flair and Decor. The Tasmanian Tiny House has been hand crafted with every detail in mind. The eco-lighting, the repurposed wood floors and the antique furniture show artisan attention. Features such as vintage trim and a pounded-tin ceiling show the craftsmanship and care that has gone into the construction of the building.
10. The Proximity to MONA. Tasmania’s pride and joy, MONA—the Museum of New and Old Art—is only 20 minutes away by car. MONA houses a stunning, shocking and forward-thinking private art collection, and the tiny house is the perfect place to retreat to after a day of having your mind artfully blown.