JUST OPEN! The Vanilla Pod is one of the two new accommodation hideaways just 20 minutes from Hobart. Set amongst a rural backdrop with views to the sea and mountain, both are environmentally conscientious, and beautiful at the same time!
Our pods are architecturally designed, eco friendly, boutique accommodation. There are picturesque views to the ocean and of the rural setting with glimpses to Mount Wellington. The pods are a studio space with large bi-folding doors across one wall onto beautiful decks that wraps around the entire building. There is an ensuite equipped with composting toilet, shower and basin. The king sized bed can also be configured as two king singles. The kitchenette includes bar fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster and relevant crockery and cutlery. There is a mini bar available if you choose. Breakfast will be provided on request. Continental breakfast is $10 extra a person, and includes bread, toast, cereal, fruit and yogurt, jam and milk. Tea and coffee is included in the room price. There are magazines and games, comfy lounge and recliner, heater and TV. Open up the Bi-fold doors, and sit out on the decks and watch the alpacas in the next paddock and the extensive views beyond.
Boutique Eco Friendly Accommodation
What makes our pods ‘Eco Friendly’?
We strive to incorporate as many environmentally conscious decisions into our pods as we can. The solar passive design of the pods reduces the need for electric heating. You will see for yourself how cosy you are behind the double-glazed windows on those crystal clear but chilly Tasmanian winter mornings!
The sustainably sourced building materials include; Eco Ply and reclaimed hardwoods. The tallow wood decks around the pods are up-cycled from a derelict industrial building in Sydney. If you are interested in finding out more about the design of the pods, check out .
A huge component of our environmentally conscious design was the decision to install composting toilets and reed bed wastewater treatment systems.
The waterless, chemical-free, composting toilets save around 60,000 litres of drinking water a year (each) and use simple aerobic bacteria to reduce human waste by about 90% in volume to a substance that is chemically, biologically and aesthetically similar to topsoil. No waste leaves our property and no effluent is pumped into Tasmania’s beautiful oceans, bays and rivers. It was a no brainer for us!
The grey water from the sink and shower in each Pod is filtered through a reed bed planted out with Tassel Cord Rush and Black Bristle Sedge. The wastewater undergoes a complex series of natural treatment processes as it passes through the root zone of the reeds. This filtered water is then reabsorbed into the soil or evaporated through a series of absorption trenches.
The interiors of the pods are finished with VOC free paints and oils which are all natural and non-toxic so you can breathe in the freshest Tassie air only!
With all this in mind the pods are also beautiful spaces for people to enjoy!