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"The International" Tiny House (Truck) is managed in conjunction with the people at Tiny Away. Tiny Away integrates the concept of tiny houses with eco-tourism. By doing so, we want to allow everyone a chance to experience tiny living in the midst of nature and stay in comfort.

Nestled on the highest peak of the property, overlooking the Yarriambiack Creek tree line,

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"The International" Tiny House (Truck) is managed in conjunction with the people at Tiny Away. Tiny Away integrates the concept of tiny houses with eco-tourism. By doing so, we want to allow everyone a chance to experience tiny living in the midst of nature and stay in comfort.

Nestled on the highest peak of the property, overlooking the Yarriambiack Creek tree line, is The International Tiny House (Truck), which will be your home away from home, as you relax and unwind in this rural setting.

"The International" started it's life on a vegetable farm near Kyneton, (central Victoria) in 1971, and belonged to the Russo family. Affectionately named 'Janet' (after the spouse), she toiled tirelessly as a farm workhorse for many years. She was put out to pasture after some 40 years of labour, and rested in a paddock for several years.  A certified 'Jack of All Trades' by the name of Matt, came across 'Janet', and proceeded to convert her from a working truck, to a leisure truck. After four years of toil, "The International' Tiny House Truck was born. She made her final journey in December 2020 from central Victoria, to her current resting place in Jung, in the heart of the Wimmera. Her last journey was an eight hour adventure, navigating the streets of Bendigo and the roads of central & western Victoria. In this final trip, she managed a top speed of 35 mph, and clocked over 76,000 genuine miles on the speedo. 

This tiny house has room for the whole family. A queen bed, complete with side tables and bookshelves sits atop the truck cab. A double bed mattress is located on the third level, and is a great spot for the kids, right up in the ceiling of the tiny house. The couch on the ground floor also converts to a sofa bed and the whole set up will comfortable accommodate a family of five. Please note that the queen bed is fully made up, but if using the additional double bed or sofa bed, you would need to supply your own sleeping bags and pillows. 

Whilst technically not off-grid, 'The International' is powered by a mains power supply. This electricity is sourced from the farm power supply, of which there is a vast array of solar panels on shedding roofs around the property, which is either feeding back into the grid, or into the tiny house.  

A full gas oven and hotplate, standard size fridge/freezer, flushing toilet, shower and wood burning pot belly stove are just some of the features that will make you feel at home. The flushing toilet with a porcelain bowl is provided for extra guest comfort. The holding tank contains a biological additive which is environmentally friendly and septic safe. This additive eliminates unpleasant smells, reduces gas build up and stimulates the breakdown of waste matter & toilet paper. 

Outside, you will have your own deck area with an outdoor setting. The deck is an old farm trailer, which has been parked next to 'The International' to extend your living area to the outside. 

In the summer months, sit on the deck under the shade of trees, and take in the sun setting over the Yarriambiack Creek, or admire the full moon filtering through the branches above you. In the winter months, snuggle around the pot belly stove and watch the flames flicker and dance as you contemplate the simple things in life, or play a board game, read a book, or flick through one of the magazines located in the bookshelves.

Please note that the creek is currently dry (it depends on seasonal rainfall), but there are many waterholes not far away that are worth exploring. When dry, the creek makes a great walking trail.

The predominant sounds will be those of the local birdlife, from early morning to early evening. And when the creek has water in it, the chorus sounds of frogs will fill the air every evening/night. In the distance, you may hear a train rattling down the main Melbourne to Adelaide line. Or you may hear the sound of tyres rolling along a gravel road, from a neighbour passing by. At certain times of the year, you may hear the sound of large machine toiling away in a nearby paddock, as the neighbouring farmer sows or harvests his crop.

Please note,  the property is 'pet friendly' but we respectfully ask that pets are not taken inside of the accommodation. Feel free to bring your furry friends along for the experience.  They may even get to meet our adopted greyhound ‘Ellie’, or our guard cat ‘Floyd’.

If you need more space to bring other family and friends, we also have these additional options on the property.

- Tiny House (check out the listing for "Mayfair v2.0"). Suitable for up to 2 people.

- Rustic Cabin (check out the listing for "Greenhills Tavern"). Suitable for up to 6 people.

-Campsite. Suitable for up to 4 caravans/RV's/campers, or 20 people. Complete with decking, green grass, campfire pit and mains water.

Please message the host if you would like to enquire about using any of the above.

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
Laundry present
No wifi
Have a question? Send Paul a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 13% off

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Property
Yarriambiance
State
Victoria
Country
Australia
AU$149/night
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