The Shack: A Super Cosy Off-The-Grid Cabin On Bruny Island

Sorry about the radio silence these past few days. I've been on a girl's trip with my Mum and sister to Norway. We did nothing but sleep, eat and hike, it was absolutely magical! Have I mentioned how much I LOVE Norway? *Everyone rolls eyes*.  This morning I'm dreaming of returning to the wilderness and would so love to swap my desk for this simple, earthy cabin in Bruny Island, Tasmania. Affectionately known as The Shack, the cosy bolthole is fully off-the-grid (power comes from solar and wind sources) and is built from reclaimed timber.  Owner Janene invites guest to "beachcomb for art supplies, forage in the herb gardens for breakfast, reconnect with Mother Nature" and kick about in the cosy space, overlooking Sheepwash Bay. Fancy joining me? 

I love this linen combination, doesn't it fit the vibe of the cabin perfectly? If you're feeling inspired, you can source similar brown and indigo linen bedding on Etsy. 

On colder days the wood-burning fireplace keeps the cabin feeling toasty! 

The cabin has an indoor kitchenette with outdoor cooking facilities including a glass burner. 

Your stay is an eco-living experience. Lights are 12 volts and the hot water is instant gas with an inline pump bringing fresh rain water in for you to bathe and drink.  

A pair of king billy French doors open out onto a deck from where you can enjoy dreamy views out over the bay with the snow-capped Southern ranges in the distance. 

From the deck, you can wonder down to the private beach front and launch a kayak, fish or simply stroll along the shore. 

Bags packed yet?

The Shack sleeps two (remind me to speak to Per about this later today!) and Janene takes bookings via Airbnb here. Juuuust saying! 

I've featured so many charming places in 'Tas' recently that I'm starting to see it as a sign (what do you reckon?). Here are a few other homes I think you'll love:

Captain's Cottage: a cosy bolthole on Hobart
A relaxed artist's cabin by the sea
You very own dream island hide-away

Have a dreamy start to the week friends!


PS I loved reading all your comments about whether or not to go for two single duvets or a double on a double bed last week! My conclusion from reading all your comments, e-mails and instagram messages is that the best solution is to go for two queen duvets on a king size bed. Bliss!

Photography by Sarah Andrews courtesy of The Shack / @sheepwashbay


  1. I'd love for you to come visit my island home. It really is a gorgeous place and I feel very lucky to live here :D Meanwhile whilst you're dreaming of a Tasmanian visit I'm dreaming of a Sweden visit haha. My parents have just come back from a 5 week holiday in Norway, Sweden and Germay :)

    1. Sounds like we need to swap places for as few weeks! I hope your parents enjoyed this part of the world :)

  2. I visited Norway once and would love to come back. That train ride from Oslo to Bergen, which included an old train and a boat ride through the islands, was magical. Would love to stay there longer and your stories over the weekend reminded me of that boat ride. We in Canada won the lottery on gorgeous scenery but Norway was out of this world gorgeous. Definitely on the list to explore more. You are so lucky to be so close.

    1. Was it the Flåm line you took? We took the train between Flåm and Myrdal, it was wonderful! My sister and I were talking about how much we would like to visit Canada, I've heard you also have some spectacular scenery too! On my list! :)

    2. Yes it was. I just looked online for a train between Oslo and Bergen and that popped up. It's a combo of regular train, the old train, a boat and then bus back up to the regular train. It think we skipped a stop or two that we would have if we just continued on the regular train. It was absolutely spectacular. I hope you are able to come to Canada and visit, it truly is a gorgeous spot. But so is Scandinavia in general. I want to explore Sweden more than just Stockholm. So many great places so little time :-)

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