Mexican-inspired Cactus Re-Treat Caravan

Tiny home hosted by Renee

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
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We Plant a Tree for every Booking. Make your booking count! Your creative caravan sleeps up to 4. A fun, mexicano-inspired experience beckons the quirky outdoor-seeker. Queen bed, 2 x s single beds, kitchenette with fridge & cooktop, basic cooking utensils, plates/bowls, cutlery. Private outdoor mexican garden & fire pit. Private outdoor rainwater hot water shower & compost toilet to enjoy the elements. Fresh rainwater, solar power. Star-gazing a must.

The space
Mexicano-inspired, back to the future Caravan Re-Treat.
Set in nature, to allow you to relax. Take the time to make a cup of tea and enjoy it, light a fire, read a book, take a walk, go for a surf, a mountain-bike, take a nap, play a record. Reconnect with the warmth & abundance of fire with your own fire pit (restricted in fire danger periods) and if the night permits, revel in a sky of uninterrupted stars.

- Queen bed
- Small single beds x 2
- Linen provided (towels & bedding)
- Outdoor gas hot water shower (limit to up to 5mins)
- Eco shampoo/conditioner/body wash provided (& must be used as run-off falls to the earth)
- Compost toilet
- Separate shower/toilet block
- Board/card games
- Small indoor fireplace (wood provided)
- Fire extinguisher, Fire Blanket & Smoke Alarm
Basic kitchen; fine for preparing light meals, but not a full kitchen. For main meals we recommend Cooking outside on the gas Weber or open fire or checking out the variety of restaurants & cafes in town.
Kitchen basics include:
- Sink/small bench top
- Small fridge
- Gas camping cooktop & gas bottle for Cooking
- Large & medium pot (located in cupboards under sink ; suitable for use on outdoor fire or gas camping cooktop)
- Plates/bowls/cutlery/glasses/cups/cooking utensils
- Weber gas BBQ for Cooking

- Outdoor fire pit for Cooking (weather permitting). Fire cooking utensils located on top of fridge (1 log/night provided, guests can purchase additional wood from supermarket IGA, hardware or servo Freshwater Creek)
- We recommend bringing head torches for night walks and to/from toilet

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Long term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Bellbrae, Victoria, Australia

Jareseben is situated just at the foot of the Otways National Park, a lush rainforest multi-dimensional habitat effortlessly connects itself to coastal country, before making it’s way to one of the most countries most renown surf coasts.
The Great Ocean Road is the state's most famous tourist attraction accessing over 240kms of Victoria's most pristine coastline. Local beaches Torquay, Jan Juc, Bells Beach, Point Addis, Anglesea (Roadknight) are all within 15mins and offer beautiful beaches, clifftop coastal walks, surfing for beginners to advanced in some of Australia's most famous beaches - Bells. For the mountain-biker there are over 65kms of tracks in what is none other than Australia’s premiere mountain bike location - Forest. Diverse and fun, weave through tall eucalyptus, native bush to magical ferns to loose your mind and connect with the body. All levels of riders accommodated and with the breadth of choice on tracks, there quite literally is something to suit every group. The Anglesea River mouth makes a wonderful location to either paddle or kayak and is 15mins away. If you are wanting to surf, paddleboard, kayak, mountain bike there are local suppliers who can provide rental equipment. For those wanting to unwind, there are local yoga & meditation facilitators to reconnect mind, body, spirit. For those wanting to indulge, there are a range of massage therapists within 15mins and there are also a selection of beautiful coastal wineries for wine tastings and shared plates. Both Torquay and Anglesea have local shops/boutiques, post office and Torquay boasts some incredible eating experiences from italian, mexican to thai. We are able to provide more specific recommendations based on your needs, so let us know. 
Although we can't guarantee wildlife sightings, we do frequently have visits from kookaburras, a variety of native birds and kangaroos dawn and dusk.

Recommended packing:
Ugg boots
Good book
Bottle of vino
Good torch (take a night walk around the property to spot wildlife)
Jacket (it gets cold at night here, even in spring/summer)

Hosted by Renee

  1. Joined in February 2016
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We love getting outdoors. We live where the country meets the sea. We have friends visit and we watch them decompress. It’s this experience that we want to bottle, to share with others. The beautiful freedom of connecting with nature, of being at one with the elements - the earth, air, fire, wind. 

We believe there is a consciousness & creativity movement rising. People are more aware, they are consuming less, demanding innovation through better ways over new and the same ways. They are seeking experiences that enhance and inspire. People are moving to co-creation & co-llaboration as the new norm. They are seeking out-of-town getaways to reconnect. 

Our solution was to invent out-of-town Re-Treats that give you the freedom to stay simply with the underlying theme of digital disconnectedness & creative re-connectedness. We extend this sanctuary as a venue for intimate special occasions/events, corporate strategy days with a difference & are happy to hear your needs.

Our hope is that during your stay, you light a fire, make yourself a cup of tea, read a book, go for a surf or a mountain-bike and that the positive impacts stay with you when you return to life or even better, that you integrate more of these practises when you return home.

Our name Jareseben is the collective of our family members who live here and Re-Treat is a term that we’ve coined ; it is the art of treating one’s self by getting back to nature to disconnect & rejuvenate mind, body, spirit. Re-Treating is the joy of this indulgence re-occurring across a weekend or a number of days.

So here it is, we’ve created the spaces for you to get out of town, disconnect from the demands of busy city life and re-connect with at least one of the elements in the hope that will drive a fire in your belly to be your own very best version of you.

Renee Smith -Co-Founder
A strategic innovative brand marketer with over 18 years experience connecting brands to their customers. Passionate about developing authentic connections and conversations with people, to bring them an experience or empower them with the knowledge to live well and be their own change agents.

Jason Keeble - Co-Founder
A quality and detail driven accomplished builder with over 30 years experience, specialises in creating energy efficient homes. Passionate about great Architecture, how a home works with it’s environment elevating the whole living experience and to have positively influence on people in their reconnection with the elements.
We love getting outdoors. We live where the country meets the sea. We have friends visit and we watch them decompress. It’s this experience that we want to bottle, to share with ot…

During your stay

We live in a little mud-brick house on the property and live life normally during your stay. The property is set on 10 acres and while each area is private enough, you could expect to see us at least once during your stay. If we are around, we will greet you and show you around and if we are not, then we invite you to make yourself at home in your abode, settle into nature and relax. Our kelpie-cross Eddie will no doubt meet you at the drive-way and guide you in at slow walking difference as he rounds up your vehicle - don’t mind him, he does this daily, however pls be aware of him. Eddie is friendly and very respectful and we ask that you do not feed him. We do supply written instructions for all that you should need during your stay to make your experience hassle free. We remain available during your stay should you need to contact us and if we are physically not here, then you can reach us via text.
We live in a little mud-brick house on the property and live life normally during your stay. The property is set on 10 acres and while each area is private enough, you could expect…
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House rules

Check-in: 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with smart lock
No smoking
No pets

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy