As you can imagine there are many decisions to be made when you are creating new tourist accommodation. Like most people we have had our own experiences of getting away, and for us our most memorable weekend getaways were in northern NSW where we stayed at a delightful cottage outside Murwillumbah. It wasn‘t expensive, wouldn‘t have featured in flash travel magazines or TV travel shows, or receive celebrity endorsement; but the owners displayed what I term as ‘thoughtful hospitality’ and this made our stay a delight and a retreat from our busy lives. So as well as incorporating sustainable design we have put ourselves in your shoes, thought about what would make your stay convenient and comfortable, and designed this into the cottages too. This is not an 'untouched-by-human-hands' resort. Did you notice? From the comments in our guest books and on-line reviews I know some of you have. If you haven't stayed with us yet, we hope you will too!
"Easily the best place we stayed in our month-long Australia adventure more...
Amy 2013 (Longmont CO, reviewed on Yelp)
While still being very practical with our construction (we had a limited budget!) Graham (yes Graham is a builder) used local materials as much as possible. All hardwood was felled and milled on site. Malcolm walked his bullock team in from Derby to assist! 80-year old macrocarpa pine trees growing in our paddock were used to create the doors, window frames (all double-glazed) and joinery in each cottage. Beautiful hard dolerite stone from Mt Victoria and recycled bricks were used in construction. Services are sustainable too: enviro-cycle sewage treatment, rainwater harvested, powered by micro-hydro electric generation, gas heating rather than wood-fired and we try to minimize waste; although the latter is also up to you…