Relax and explore the natural beauty of Tasmania's Far South
In the Far South of Tasmania, the forest parts to reveal a spectacular open buttongrass plain. This special habitat is home to a unique range of flowers, birds and animals, a community found nowhere else. In the distance, the sometimes snow capped Southern Ranges loom.
Your modern 2 bedroom cabin is a comfortable eco-experience with solar electricity and hot water, wood heating and is free of distractions like TV and in room phones. The perfect place to base for exploring the natural beauty of Tasmania's Far South.
Pre-wiring the main building module
Installing waste water system
Building module #1 arrives
Module #1 is lifted off the truck
Modules in place, finishing off underway
Modules complete, finishing off under way
Inside spaciousness becomes apparent. Needs a good clean.
Wake up to the tranquility of the buttongrass plains and spectacular contrast of Adamsons Peak
Installing the 2 person bath out on the deck
Michael and Gail take a break amongst the cleaning chaos
Button Grass Retreat due for completion December 2011.
It is expected that the property will be available for visitors from December 2011. Please re-visit this site periodically for more information.
Update 1 June 2011_ The building is constructed to frame and external cladding. Underground services expected to be burried end of June.
Update 9 July 2011_ The building structure is completed and the kitchen, wiring and plumbing is installed. Underground services are layed. Furnishings are being purchsed
Update 21 July 2011 Expanded to a two bedroom cabin. The second room will be manufactured during the next month. This will delay delivery of the structure until early September
Update 18 August 2011 Renewable energy system components have been purchased
Update 1 September Water tanks installed. Site preparation completed. Underground services layed.
Update 26 Sept 2011 Building modules delivered to site. During unloading, the crane boom breaks. Buildings, trucks and 2 cranes stranded onsite. Minor damage to buildings. Project set back by at least one week.
Update 30 Sept 2011 Cranes, trucks etc finally removed from site. Building modules temporarily placed on ground adjacent to the site. Final lift into position scheduled for Monday . Guest bookings now available from December 1st.
Update 1 October Ida Bay Railway recommences operations for this coming season.
Update 1 November Modules are now in place. Walls being extended to ground, ramp and deck being added
Update 15 November. Building completed. Painting touch up. Instalation commenced of solar electrics, waster water pipes etc
Update 18 November Builders leaving, inside photos as shown below
Update 5 December Installed wind generator Resurfaced roadway Started the plumbing connections
Update 10 December Furniture arrives Artwork hung
Update 15 December Wind and Solar electricity is all working. Hot shower works but still a few plumbing items to be finished off Woodshed built Final clean
First guest arrives this afternoon ! :)
Buttongrass Retreat is operated by Huon Valley Escapes
Buttongrass Retreat is operated by Huon Valley Escapes. Phone (03) 6264 2233 and ask to book Buttongrass Retreat