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A new tiny off-grid house lands in regional Victoria this Spring

Words by Della Vreeland
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A limited-edition tiny home will be heading to three regional Victorian centres from spring, providing holidaymakers with the perfect escape under the stars.

Stella the Stargazer is an off-the-grid accommodation experience which pays homage to the Aussie shed. Crafted from the bones of a large farming shed near Warrnambool, the shack will set up base for eight weeks each in Gippsland, the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians with guests able to enjoy a bespoke roll-out sleeping platform for stargazing.

Brought to life with tonnes of salvaged and re-purposed aged steel and timber, the unique house is fitted with everything one seeks in a relaxing and luxurious getaway, boasting up-cycled and hand-made materials that provide a distinctly Victorian aesthetic.

Stella’s first stop in October will be amongst Gippsland’s gently rolling hills at Blue Gables Vineyard, where she will settle above the stunning Newry Flats just a short stroll from the vineyard’s cellar door and a stone’s throw from one of the region’s most celebrated culinary destinations – the Tinamba Hotel.

In the summertime, travellers will find Stella along the Great Ocean Road, where some of the state’s most iconic landmarks abound. Get up close and personal to the native wildlife, soak up the iconic surf breaks, savour the pristine rainforest and misty waterfalls, and feast on the spectacular views and local fare.

Stella’s final stop in the autumn will be in the bushy farmland of the majestic Grampians region. Head out on walking tracks that lead to dazzling waterfalls, wildlife and awe-inspiring lookouts, savour a sublime meal at surrounding restaurants, and take in extraordinary art, old and new, in galleries indoors and out.

Every stay will include carefully prepared breakfast provisions by chef Alejandro Saravia of the renowned Farmer’s Daughters restaurant, who has met with locals and sourced the best produce to welcome guests on arrival.

For those wanting something extra special, Alejandro will also prepare a dinner menu highlighting the seasonal produce of the region, bringing guests closer to the land.

Stella is indeed a unique accommodation experience set to connect guests to nature and have them embrace the elements.


WHAT: Stella the Stargazer
WHEN: From October
FIND OUT MORE: Stella the Stargazer

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