Unique ‘tiny home’ retreat begins expansion thanks to SATC grant

The State Government’s Tourism Industry Development’s Fund will contribute to the development of Luxury Farm Escapes’ new Tiny Home getaway.

Images: Private Farm Escapes

The latest round of grants in the South Australian Tourism Commission’s Tourism Industry Development Fund have been released this week, with a diverse range of 18 projects supported across the state awarded a total of over $2.7 million. 

Over half of the $20 million fund has now been allocated, with a total of 71 projects receiving $11.1 million in funding since December with a combined project value of more than $41 million. 

Unique getaway retreat Private Farm Escapes is amongst the local businesses making the most of the grants.

The Tourism Industry Development’s Fund will contribute to the development of a new Tinyhome, which will add to Private Farm Escape’s growing repertoire of quirky miniature cabins.

Tinyhome originated as a pop-up accommodation built from recycled materials. It then had 100% occupancy for six continuous months, and has a strong focus on sustainability, glamping, connection with the site and minimalist living.

When staying in one of Private Farm Escape’s Tinyhome’s, guests can sit back and watch the world go by in beautifully constructed self-contained homes. The combination of comfort and style make the Tinyhome the epitome of luxury country living.

“The new Tinyhome is based on the tri-pod design of the original. It will be more luxurious yet retain the minimalist aspects and connectivity with the animals and natural landscape. We’re re-recycling many materials from the original Tinyhome and have saved a bunch of beautiful building materials from the scrap heap. An outdoor bathtub, fire pit, indoor-outdoor living spaces plus underfloor heating, open fire, a deluxe kitchen, panoramic sauna, on site spa services, optional helicopter drop off and pick up, and views across the rolling hills from every part of the venue will be available” says owner Scott.

The accomodation is sited on a 10 acre field adjacent to the property’s organic farm in the heart of the Adelaide Hills, and is the perfect getaway for South Australian’s keen to explore more of this beautiful state.

“I grew up in hospitality though have been a farmer for the past 15 years, so these projects marry my experience quite well”.

Premier Steven Marshall said with South Australians continuing to see more of their own backyard in record numbers, the latest grants will deliver new accommodation options and tourism experiences to help meet demand and create and sustain jobs.  

“This Fund is spurring investment in our state’s regional tourism industry, supporting operators to attract more visitors at a higher return, while creating more jobs for South Australians in the process,” Premier Marshall said. 

“June was the seventh consecutive month that regional South Australia has broken tourism records so we’re giving people more reasons to keep seeing our state’s regions and keep our economy strong”. 

The project was made possible through the $140,400 South Australian Tourism Commission’s Tourism Industry Development Fund, and forms part of a wider investment into the Adelaide Hills accommodation sector.

The newest Tinyhome is halfway through construction and will reopen late 2021.

For updates and bookings, check out the Private Farm Escapes website here.

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