Bay of Fires Eco Hut is an off-the-grid holiday experience at Binalong Bay on the Bay of Fires, Tasmania. The Eco Hut is back from the road on a few acres of bush, but just a short walk to one of Australia’s most beautiful beaches. You will feel tucked away, hidden from the world – unless you want to emerge for your morning coffee, which you can get at the restaurant just down the road.
The Eco Hut is deliberately simple. Power is solar, major appliances are gas and water is rain water from a tank. With a nod to the camping experience, the ‘loo with a view’ is just behind the hut and the shower is outside on the back deck. While it may be daunting at first, once you have showered under the stars with no one in sight, you may be transformed. There is no internet or WiFi (unless you have a mobile device linked to Telstra or Optus), no TV (bring your laptop if you need it) and, as in most of Tasmania, the only phone service provider is Telstra and Optus (No Vodaphone). The one concession is a bluetooth-enabled or plug-in portable speaker for you to link to if you just can’t live without the music!
If you haven’t been put off yet, be advised that the hut is stylish and extremely comfortable. You’ll have instant hot water and a modern caravan-style fridge – both gas-powered. For cooking, there is a stovetop, a microwave (for warming food only) and a WeberQ on the deck. All kitchen items are supplied. We provide commercially laundered, top-quality linen, but only for the double bed. For the other guests, we provide mattresses, but you’ll need to bring your own sleeping bag or bedding. Soft towels and face cloths are provided for all guests. To keep you warm and cosy, there is a woodstove with split wood ready and waiting for you to light it up.
So unplug and enjoy the serenity, the waves, the morning birdsong and the occasional wallaby.
If you are after something that is out of the ordinary, then you have found the right place.