"Callignee II" is a remarkable, sustainable, 100% off the grid home that is nestled amongst 5 acres of bushland situated in the glorious Gippsland region.
This Architecturally designed, award-winning luxury bush retreat was the first home featured on Grand Designs Australia.
Enjoy a beautiful weekend with your partner or friends and get lost amongst 5 acres of private bushland. Enjoy basking by the pool by day and enjoy a glass of wine by the beautiful fire-place come evening.
Callignee 2 operates on eco-friendly/sustainable living principles and is 100 % off the grid. Meaning: (not on the electricity grid) and therefore prides itself on its energy efficiency, self-sustainability and total independence.
Rainwater is harvested onsite, solar power harnessed and waste from the home broken down via a Biolytic Blackwater system sunken into the earth.
Callignee II is designed so that every room enjoys the North sun. The kitchen, the heart of this home opens to the North directly connecting the pool and gardens. Giving guests the option to be catered for outside by the pool via its concrete island bench or inside at the unique dining table overlooking the South facing bushland.
The open plan area shares a double sided fireplace with water jacket ensuring all its energy is used. The west elevation of the living space brings the huge eucalypts into the home.
Callignee II is a multi-level construction with the main bedroom on the lower level showcasing a kingsize bed, leading into an artistic masterpiece ensuite featuring an open glass double head shower that offers no privacy-but invites you to become one with the surrounding.
The mezzanine level houses the second guest bed and a study nook. It’s a quirky space that takes advantage of the spectacular views out to the beautiful bush landscape.
Blurring the separation of indoor and outdoor living with bi-fold doors, the dwelling interior is as minimalist and contemporary as the exterior.
The walls and ceilings are Corten rust sheet and rust paints. The lines are clean and true to the elements that form them. Recycled timber from Melbourne's Princess Pier form the ceiling of the bedroom, bathroom vanity, dining table and some flooring.
The centrally located kitchen with state of the art European 5 star energy appliances has an island bench made from concrete & steel plus a tilt window that overlooks the pool area.
The nineteen meter lap pool can be viewed through a massive lounge window that also forms part of the pool wall and doubles as a luxurious water feature.
The home is surrounded by hand selected, strategically placed granite boulders, there is a pond with stepping stone access to the home and overhead there is a suspension bridge with access to the top level.
Guests have exclusive access to the entire 5 acres property.
We offer all our guests complimentary organic shampoo, conditioners and soaps. Please note: Non organic products cannot be used at the propety due to the impact on the Biolytic Blackwater system and the overall impact on our environment.
Please keep in mind this home is an eco-friendly 100% off the grid home, the property is reliant on solar panels and a deep cell battery system along with our 60,000lt water tank for rainwater harvesting.
We kindly ask guests to come to our retreat with a sustainable mind and attitude and use all the resources economically and take care of our property.
For wedding or party enquiries please make contact before booking.