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Babenorek Studio - Eco Accomodation

Farm stay
hosted by Veronica
  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Nestled into 200 acres of natural bush, Babenorek Studio overlooks open farmland and rolling hills. Our solar powered studio is constructed from lime rendered straw bales, it is cool in summer and warm in winter. We are 3 km from Deans Marsh & 22 km from Lorne & The Great Ocean Rd.

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We want you to be comfortable during your stay and well suited to the eco accommodation that we provide so we ask that you please read ALL the Information on our site to see that it will be just right for your relaxing holiday!
Our photo gallery and our fabulous reviews show why Babenorek eco studio is the perfect place for you to switch off your phone and relax in front of our wood fire with a cold beer or a glass of wine, a good book or a game of scrabble.
Beautiful bush walking starts at our front gate and cool waterfalls, lush fern gully's and spectacular beaches are just a short drive away.

The Studio...

Babenorek Studio was hand built by us and a local builder nearly twenty years ago to live in with our three young children while we built our family home close by. It is constructed from lime rendered straw bales therefore the walls are extremely well insulated, making it refreshingly cool in summer with no need for air conditioning, and snug and warm in winter by our Nectre wood fire.
Recycled timbers and preloved windows were used throughout the build. An Oregon goal post from a country school serves as a handrail for the stairs. These materials are an important part of our sustainable building practice and alsobadd to its rustic, homely appeal. Our earthen floor and internal rendered mud brick wall create soft, cozy surfaces that invite you to come in and make yourself at home.
Upstairs is a queen size bed and two comfortable single beds. Downstairs there is a 4 burner cook-top and gas oven and a small but functional kitchen area. A small fridge will store enough food and drinks for a few days. The Nectre wood fire provides warmth to the whole studio.
The spacious bathroom with views to the tree tops includes a water-less composting toilet and a shower that uses pure Otway's rainwater. There is also an outside shower to wash the sand off when you get back from the beach in summer or cool off under on a hot night.
Babenorek Studio is the perfect place to unplug, relax and enjoy!

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Courtyard view
Garden view
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Private patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace: wood-burning
Children’s books and toys
Fire pit

Where you’ll be

Deans Marsh, Victoria, Australia

We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Gadubanad people, the traditional custodians of the land on which we live.

Deans Marsh is a small rural farming town situated on the edge of the Otway Ranges National Park. It has a creative and vibrant artistic community with Open Studio weekends, Gallery's and live music at local Wineries, small festivals and the popular Deans Marsh market.
You can link up with the historic Coal Train Walk at our front gate and there are many other walks and waterfalls nearby in the beautiful Otway Ranges. The eight day Great Ocean Walk begins at Apollo Bay and can also be walked in day sections.
Restaurants, cafes and The Deans Marsh Store all offer great coffee and good food. Nearby berry farms are open seasonally. The coastal town of Lorne is a 25 minute drive and has a variety of great places to eat out from pizza to high end dining.
The magnificent coast and the Great Ocean Road is a scenic 25 min drive away through tall lush Otway National Park rainforest. We recommend visiting some of the smaller hinterland towns during peak season as the coast can be busy. Lake Elizabeth close to the township of Forest is a beautiful tranquil spot and if you are prepared to sit quietly you may just see one of the resident platypus. The General Store and Brewery are great options for sit down or take away dining.
The region is recovering after the restrictions brought about by Covid - 19 lockdowns and we suggest that our guests be patient while waiting for service at local businesses, café's and restaurants. Most are severely understaffed and doing their very best to provide high quality service to the returning tourism industry. They need your business so please be polite if there is a longer wait than usual - they are doing their best. Remember to wear a mask inside, social distance when needed, and be kind!
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Hosted by Veronica

Joined in March 2014
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We are a well travelled family of five. We love road trips across Australia, camping, good food, Art, live music, theatre, films and family. We are passionate about sustainable living and are happy to share our experiences with you.

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As travellers ourselves we know that you can learn a lot from the locals and we are happy to assist you with information about your stay in the area. We can recommend great local places to eat and we are knowledgeable about bushwalking in the Otway National Park.
We will check in with you each day but otherwise leave you to enjoy a peaceful stay.
As travellers ourselves we know that you can learn a lot from the locals and we are happy to assist you with information about your stay in the area. We can recommend great local p…

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