This unique, beautiful handmade three bedroom country house sits amongst 50 acres of private and pristine Otway rainforest and grassland in the Wongarra area near Apollo Bay. With a sunny northerly to north easterly aspect, the property has panoramic Bass Strait and mountain views.
Built in 1982, this sustainable, self-sufficient, low carbon house features the beauty, strength and insulation of local mud brick / post & beam construction oiled Otway hard woods.
The spacious 10 room open plan layout includes 3 bedrooms, 2 toilets, walk in pantry, laundry, study, music room, lounge, dining room and generous kitchen plus a separate large studio/ bedroom with wood heater and toilet.
The living areas have slate floors, with carpet in the bedrooms, music room and studio. Large windows and skylights supply ample natural light. Ceilings throughout are lined with native mountain ash and has a brand new highly insulated R6/7 zincalum roof.
Carisbrook Creek forms the eastern boundary; pure and untouched, it is home to trout, native fish, eels, platypus, waterfalls, old growth forest and fern gullies. Unexplored wilderness lies beyond. Koalas, wallabies and wildlife abound, a picturesque lily dam near the house is stocked with Australian Bass.
A reliable, high capacity stand-alone environment friendly micro-hydro and solar power system supplies 240v electricity and hot water which is also boosted via a roof mounted solar collector and the kitchen fuel stove.
Excellent government road access and only 2.25 hours from Melbourne CBD. Good telephone, NBN broadband, mobile reception and satellite TV. The property has ample shedding and a permanent clean water supply.