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Rendezvous Nexus

Max. 2 people per unit - Size 15 m2
Provided accommodation, Glampsite, Eco-friendly, Private owner
Accommodation description
About this place
Our tiny home is located in Springwater Gardens, Toolangi, with a charming mix of native vegetation, exotic European and Japanese trees with a picturesque pond too. We are in the heart of the Yarra Ranges and a gateway to the Yarra Valley with its world famous wines, wildlife and activities. You will enjoy a very special, tranquil, and remote time here.
Within the property are two ponds that are served by a natural water spring that trickles out of the hill just at the tiny house and of the closest pond to you. The property's filtered water comes from this spring, including the tiny house. It is pure mountain water.

As you wander around, you may see that there are bushes on the property that are critically endangered. The round leaf Pomaderris appears in only a few pockets around Toolangi and the largest is along the eastern edge of this property, bounding with Spraggs Road. You can see them behind the abandoned caravan just to the left of the ponds before the forest closes in.

The property you are on is around 6 acres. 100 metres away from the tiny house is our main house which is around 114 years old. In 2009, the Black Saturday bushfires went through the property and over the main house. Up to now, you can see the blackened trees around. Luckily, the fire stopped around 100 metres beyond the property towards Toolangi centre, at Spraggs Road that runs along the eastern edge.

Toolangi means "tall trees" in the indigenous Taungurung dialect.

The space
Experience living off the grid and truly disconnect here. Tiny house is located in the garden and looks out to the forest and garden.

Our tiny house is eco-friendly and solar powered (stored in a battery). It offers guests a comfortable stay with its well-equipped kitchenette, complete with cookware, utensils, a portable electric cooler fridge (uses less power) and a gas stove.

To keep warm during winters, there's a pot bellied stove / fireplace inside the tiny house with ample firewood for you to use. There is a queen sized bed up in the loft and a couch on the ground floor. It sleeps 2 persons comfortably.

As this is a solar powered tiny house, power generated is very much dependant on the availability of sunlight. During winters or cloudy days, we may not get enough charge, so it's best to conserve power as much as possible. If you need to charge your electronic devices, please bring along your power banks.

Our internal bathroom facilities follow ecologically sustainable principles, including a waterless eco-friendly compost toilet, hand basin and shower (gas heated for hot showers). In Australia's severe climatic challenge of bush fires and drought, we help to save the environment by conserving water using an eco-friendly toilet. The toilet uses biologically sustainable aerobic decomposition process. It is waterless and there's no need to flush. An aeration fan helps to remove odours.

Guest access
You will have access to the entire 4 acres of gardens except the main house and shed. Most of it is forested and with 2 ponds. You may see the garden, ponds, trees, and the Yea River on the corner of the property.

Other things to note
– Bikes are available. Please ask with your host on the availability
– The property has mobile reception and 4G
– There is an outdoor fire pit and a gas bbq too
– We are situated in the countryside and you may encounter insects such as spiders throughout your stay as these are part of the natural ecosystem of the bush
– You may see and hear many birds during the day. On evening, there are possums and there may be a wallaby, wombat or deer but very rarely do you see them
Accommodation type
Tiny house
Facilities accommodation
    Safety amenities accommodation
    • Smoke detector
    • First aid kit
    • No safety box
    • No carbon monoxide detector
    • Fire extinguisher

    About the property

    Facilities property


      Activities nearby
      National parks
      Wildlife watching
      Wine tasting by Made
      Wine tasting
      Secret tip
      We have a very lovely neighbourhood with friendly locals, magical forests and local food and wine. You can't see them but you know they will be there for you in times of need. That's how close knitted our community is!
      There’s some lovely gems to explore – the forest, wineries, chocolate, food, wildlife.
      Our local recommendation:
      Food Scene
      There are plenty of wineries to enjoy tasting at along Melba Highway. I recommend Yarrawood just out of Yarra Glen and Steels Gate just at Dixon’s Creeks.
      There's Four Pillars ginnery and Watts River Brewery near each other in Healesville.
      Yarra Valley Dairy is between Coldstream and Yarra Glen – decadent cheeses.
      For dinner options, I recommend The Healesville Hotel or Herd Bar in Healesville or the Yarra Valley Grand in Yarra Glen. For a real local feel, there’s The Grand in Healesville and the Kinglake Pub in Kinglake. There's pizza, noodles, fish 'n chips, souvlaki, Indian in Healesville too.
      The best cafes are mocha and lime in Healesville, Heartswood and The YG Spot in Yarra Glen or Songbird Cafe in Kinglake.
      For a treat, take yourself to the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie just this side of Yarra Glen near the roundabout. It's like Willy Wonka's!
      The Wirrawilla Rainforest Walk is a must. Head up Sylvia Creek Road, it’s about a 20 minute drive through Toolangi township -> http://bit.ly/2KHRovp
      And the Kalatha Giant Tree is only a bit further on.
      Healesville = Coles, IGA and Aldi
      Yarra Glen = IGA
      Kinglake = Foodworks

      Property rules

      Booking rules
      • Check-in
        after 14:00
      • Check-out
        before 10:00
      • Arrival allowed on
        Monday to Sunday
      • Departure allowed on
        Monday to Sunday
      Property rules
      • No pets allowed
      • No events & parties allowed
      • Wheelchair by Gregor CresnarNot wheelchair accessible
      • Common Questions
        - Pets allowed: No
        - Children allowed: No
        - Mobile reception: Yes
        - Outdoor fire pit: Yes
        - Firewood provided free: Yes
        How isolated is the tiny house?
        The tiny house is 100 metres from the main house and shed and about 150 metres from the road. You cannot see the house from the tiny house and vice versa.
        Terms & rules
        - Smoking allowed: No
        - Party allowed: No
        Cancellation Policy
        Free cancellation for 48 hours after booking, up to 5 days before check-in.


      Toolangi, Australia

      Meet Tiny Away

      Your host 0.0
      Tiny Away integrates the concept of tiny houses with eco-tourism. It stems from our desire to offer city dwellers a chance to experience the perfect escape from a hectic, digitally-laden lifestyle. We want to allow everyone a chance to experience the tiny house lifestyle - to Discover Nature and Stay in Comfort.