Western Australia, Australia
If you want a taste of the true Australian pioneering life but don’t like to camp, this luxury off-grid eco experience is for you. Peppermint trees line the sandy hills that lead to Vern’s Ridge, a designer tiny house situated on the pristine southern coastline of Western Australia in Scott River. Perfect for a romantic getaway or some time away alone, this experience is food for the soul.
From the moment you arrive, nature is at the forefront of your experience. Off the beaten track and across some paddocks, Vern's Ridge is nestled above an historic, abandoned farmhouse on unspoiled pastoral country that has only seen family members for the last 130 years. Regeneratively grazed cattle wander the land, keeping weeds under control and adding organic matter that ultimately helps keep carbon in the soil to fight climate change.
Large picture windows connect you to the outside throughout the home creating the sensation of sleeping and living in the trees.
The amenities and fixtures are design led and chosen for sustainability in all aspects. The bedding is made from natural linen and wool blankets are provided if you need extra warmth. The mattress is OceanCycle certified with 120 plastic bottles collected from the ocean and repurposed into the mattress itself. Only ecofriendly, natural and non-chemical cleaning products are used. The handwash, bodywash, shampoo and conditioner all have no phosphates or silicone which is especially good for sensitive skins as well as kind to the environment.
The Little House Republic team actively work to positively impact the environment and the local communities where we have a footprint. Our driving force is to reduce energy use, minimise waste, nurture the land, encourage local producers and craftspeople, and work collaboratively with local communities, so you can feel good while having fun on holiday. No guilt, just relax and have fun!
While you’re at Vern's Ridge, disconnect from your normal life and experience nature at it’s finest. Sip wine, read a good book, hike to the beach or relax on the deck. The untouched and secluded surroundings will make you reconsider your relationship with the natural environment.
Sandy tracks and dunes lead to the coast and the great Australian bush surrounds you. Spend time photographing the native flora and fauna including the endangered black cockatoo, emus and kangaroos and other native wildlife that roam the 750-hectare property.
The property itself is surrounded by some of the most stunning countryside. Four-wheel drive only tracks lead to the best surfing and fishing beaches in Australia. At Black Point, walk to Stepping Stones for a spot of fishing or to view the mosaic-like rocks that Black Point is named after. Nearby Surfer’s Cove offers stunning views of the coastal cliffs stretching eastwards. Lake Jasper, the largest permanent fresh water lake in the south-west of WA is a short drive away. Lake Jasper has been recognised as one of the five most important wetlands for waterbirds in the South West, and twitchers will be able to see many species here.
Glenarty Road Winery is an easy drive and provides a wonderful farm to table experience for those with a discerning palate as well as access to farm fresh product.
Augusta, Margaret River and Nannup are also within an hour’s radius of the property.
Little House Republic Team
The Little House Republic team have partnered with a pioneering, regenerative farming family to showcase diversity in the agriculture and tourism industry. We have designed and built off-grid 'little houses' to advocate for a 'lighter' tourism experience. We are all so excited to share the rich history, unique location, country vibes and luxury design, and invite you to be part of our community in advocating for a more regenerative tourism experience - leaving the place in a better way than we found it.
Directions for your trip to Vern's Ridge will be sent out a week prior to your stay.
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