This Tiny Little House In Off-Grid NSW Is Your Next Weekend Getaway
If you and your girlfriend, boyfriend, best friend, or bae have been schlepping it from 9 to 5 and are due for cheeky weekend away, it’s your chance to finally steer clear of the clichés.
Sure, you could spend your hard-earned cash on a fancy penthouse apartment in the city, or yet another stuffy bus tour around a vineyard in the sticks… or you could actually escape, to a little, luxe cabin in the middle of nowhere, where your devices don’t matter, your inbox remains empty, and your #firstworldproblems are no longer.
Okay, but where does one find this kind of ~magical detoxifying~ getaway? One word: Kindled. The guys at Kindled have hand-built a miniature cabin, decked it out with all your favourite creature comforts, and plopped it amongst the rolling hills and lush bush of Oberon, just three hours out of the big smoke.
The route to Kindled’s Tiny House is not for the faint-hearted...but the treasure hunt through winding roads and past wombats who have (sadly) met their match is well worth it.
Arrive around 4pm and you’ll be greeted with the most Instagram-worthy sunset we’ve seen in a quite some time...but once you’ve cracked a beer and settled in, it will be the peace and quiet of the picturesque countryside that really takes your breath away (except for a moo, or two). The location of your new tiny house is also home to mobs of kangaroos, wombats, cows and an array of native birds.
On entry to your new digs, you’ll be greeted by the heady scent of the last tenant’s woodfire and a plush daybed that sits front and centre. Piled high with board games, cosy blankets and pillows, it’s perfect for a day of vegging out, sans WiFi.
Next to the mini living room you’ll find the mini kitchen, decked out with all your cooking needs. There’s milk, tea, coffee, herbs, spices, and even pasta if you forgot to hit up the servo on your way over. We recommend locking down some extras before kicking off your weekend away. Kindled offers locally sourced bacon and eggs, BBQ bits, beers, wines and even a S’mores Kit with real Hershey’s and graham crackers, which takes the hassle out of scavenging for food while you’re AWOL.
Inside Kindled's Tiny Little House
Up a ladder you’ll discover your deluxe sleeping situation. A comfy Koala mattress with all the trimmings awaits. The best bit? Loft style windows for watching the rain while snug as a bug in your cocoon. Beneath you’ll find a tiny bathroom, which is like all of your Pinterest boards have come to life. A huge hot rain shower has impeccable pressure and heat, plus a bunch of Sukin products to treat yo’ self to.
If you are keen to peel yourself away from your stunning surroundings for a few hours, a 20-minute drive into Bathurst is a whole new world. Two Heads Brewing is a lovely spot to wet your whistle with a pint of pale ale (or three) but the best place to fix yourself a plate, American-style, is Dogwood, BX.
It's time! The 4th version of our menu is here and this time we've REALLY shaken it up! Just in time for colder weather, we've added some dishes that will rival your favourite ugg boots for winter comfort! Think hearty Louisanna Gumbo, warm Spinach & Artichoke Dip, Pork Belly with Smoky Mash and slow roasted bourbon glaze Beef Short Rib to name a few. Check out the new menu here: http://dogwoodbx.com.au/the-menu #dogwoodbx #bathurstnsw #bathurst #visitcentralnsw #visitnsw #visitbathurst #restaurant #ribs #steak #tomahawk #beefshortrib #food #foodporn #babybackribs #americandining #americanfood #diner
Dogwood’s “top dog” Evan Stanley has taken his love of classic American-style dishes and expertise as an award-winning bartender from Melbourne to Bathurst...and the results are top notch. If you do manage to nab yourself a seat at Dogwood, get stuck into delicacies like fried chicken, blue cheese broccoli and cornbread with maple butter, washed down with a limited edition ice cold Sierra Nevada brew.
It was hard to leave Kindled’s tiny little house, knowing a world of buzzing phones and unread emails lay in wait...but if it means disconnecting, rekindling and relaxing for just a few days, it’s well worth your time.
If you’re keen, get in quick, because Kindled’s tiny house is booked most weekends. However, there will be another one popping up at the end of this year...and it will be dog-friendly. Does it get much better than that?