CABN: Jude, Adelaide Hills

“Minimalism is an appreciation of space.” – Unknown

Let us introduce you to Jude: our very first CABN.

Standing proud amongst 180 acres of scrub in the Adelaide Hills, our Jude CABN is an environmentally-friendly getaway like no other. Secluded, off-the-grid and leaving a minimal footprint, CABN is a fresh take on the tiny house movement that allows guests to relax, rediscover and reconnect.

It’s the first of its kind in South Australia and most definitely the most beautifully designed and constructed in Australia.

At only two-and-a-half by six metres, and three-point-seven metres tall, it may at first appear small. But don’t be fooled; there is more than ample room for you to comfortably stay the weekend, week or month with up to four guests (so long as you don’t mind sharing either the king bed or king single day bed next to the large windows).


Jude's signage


Built from Australian marine grade plywood and a BHP steel-frame, you’d be quick to find similarities between elements of Scandinavian design. In fact, our owner Michael Lamprell was inspired by a mix of Scandinavian and Japanese interiors. What you won’t realise is that just about everything was either built or sourced in Australia to Australian Standards – an important factor our architect and builders felt strongly about achieving.

If you’re wondering where the power is sourced for our off the beaten path location: we teamed up with NRG to install Victron SmartSolar power panels atop the CABN itself.

Within your CABN, you’ll find a two-burner stove, mini fridge and freezer, a gas heater, bed linen and towels, and a selection of biodegradable products you might need on your stay (shower products, toilet paper and washing detergent, for example). For tips on things you should bring, check out our FAQ page here.

There is also a wine barrel shower and a clean and state-of-the-art compostable toilet system that requires saw dust for flushing (we supply that, too). You’ll get instructions on how to use all of these upon booking. We do ask that you’re mindful of your water usage while staying ­– our rainwater catchment tanks and gas are not designed to be wasted. We’re talking minimum environmental impact here.

It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to bring Jude alive, but we’ve done it and we cannot wait for you to experience a stay today.

Update Feb 2020: Our prize jewel, Jude moved in early 2020 to a brand new secret location in the Adelaide Hills, and we think it’s even better than the original location.

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