Take a drive roughly 50 minutes to the west of Ballarat and discover the historic Mooramong Estate. This place on Wadawurrung Country in Skipton, Victoria, was once owned by Hollywood movie star, Claire Adams, and her millionaire husband Donald ‘Scobie’ Mackinnon. You can now stay on the historic site, thanks to a partnership between the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and Into The Wild. There are three new tiny homes for you to choose from, offering an off-grid experience with picturesque views and comfortable amenities. The tiny homes at Mooramong Estate are now open for reservations.
Tiny homes at Mooramong Estate
The historic property was a 21st birthday gift for Australian millionaire Mackinnon, who remodelled it in 1938 for his movie star wife. They owned the estate from the 30s to the 60s, and the country house is now a time capsule of their life together, featuring plenty of photographs and objects of interest. The homestead and gardens are set on a working farm of 4,000 acres.
The three new tiny homes have been thoughtfully placed around the estate, to highlight notable features of the land. Look out for silos, the nearby lake, and expansive views of Mount Elephant.
Each of the tiny homes is named after characters portrayed in silent films by Claire Adams. Choose between Tiny Lenore, Tiny Helen and Tiny Justyn. The tiny homes are all sustainable and has everything you need for a relaxing getaway, including luxurious linen sheets, air-conditioning, premium bathroom products and coffee. Tiny Lenore also has the added bonus of an outdoor bathtub.
“Sharing our properties in a way that truly immerses people in a place and all the layers of stories that live there is our ultimate goal,” said Simon Ambrose, CEO National Trust Australia (Victoria). “We hope people will enjoy walking trails, take time for stargazing and simply being witness to the Victorian landscape,” he added.
Reservations for the three tiny homes on Mooramong Estate are now open. National Trust Members will also receive 20 per cent off bookings. Click here to begin your journey.