Tiny homes are popping up everywhere, and some owners are cramming them right next to each other — I once stayed at a tiny house with two close enough to it that I could stand on its porch and talk to the occupants in the others without raising my voice. However, there are still some new ones popping up that are actually off the grid.
Case in point: a new tiny cabin called Maldhi by EYRE.WAY. Perched on a cliff and overlooking South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula, the luxury property is the second from EYRE.WAY. It follows the success of its first — a tiny cabin called Yambara — that’s had a 95% occupancy rate since it launched in November last year.
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“The success and love for Yambara have just blown us away,” says Amanda Hoggs, who founded EYRE.WAY with her husband Tim. “We have had guests from all over Australia who want to escape their busy lives and just be completely immersed in nature come and stay, so we decided to build a second tiny cabin.”
This second cabin, Maldhi, looks out onto the rugged waters of Sleaford Bay, pure white sandhills and Port Lincoln National Park beyond. The property features a solar and battery system, powered solely by the sun. The water for the faucet and shower is rainwater captured in Port Lincoln and taken to the cabin.
“Our architect designed the tiny abode to make the most of nature’s warming and cooling characteristics, and we used environmentally-sustainable materials throughout the construction process,” says Hoggs.
The inside of the cabin was inspired by the natural formations and textures found in the environment it is surrounded by. Maldhi, meaning ‘night’ or ‘night sky’, represents a dark and moody colour palette, and the cabin combines a variety of contrasting materials and textures resulting in a look that’s both edgy and calming.
As for the cabin’s location, Hoggs calls it “magical” and “surrounded by pristine native vegetation with panoramic views”.
“Not only are kangaroos often spotted hopping across the landscape, in winter, Southern Right whales, who call the shallow waters home, are just a stone’s throw away, enjoying the pristine and relatively calm waters of Sleaford Bay.”
Maldhi sleeps four people and is available to book for $450 per night.