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The Miner’s Pride | Authentic And Lovingly Restored Castlemaine Cottage

A miner and his pride and joy – a little cottage in the bustling town of Castlemaine. Over the years he did what he could to enhance the comfort and charm of his cottage. Today’s owner and custodian Kate Gamble has restored the little gem, focusing on maintaining its authenticity to create an experiential stay that’s worlds away from the everyday. We meet host and owner Kate to chat about her latest project, the Miner’s Pride.

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House Of Mud And Straw | Nature’s Way Of Charming Us

Is there anything better than spending a few peaceful days in the countryside? Exploring the land, reconnecting with friends and family and enjoying some fine regional produce. Combine this with a charming 4 bedroom mudbrick retreat and I think we have the perfect escape.

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The Recyclable House | A Full Circle Approach To Sustainable Design

Owner and host Quentin Irvine questioned why humans are so wasteful when there is no waste in nature? Inspired to create a space that was sustainable and healthy, Quentin set out to develop and build The Recyclable House. AND When we say set out – that meant a career change and apprenticing – not exactly a walk in the park. Though Quentin was driven by the desire to make a difference. The result? A home that challenges modern building practices and a space that is not only healthy and sustainable but thought provoking.⁠

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The Wensley | Defining Country Living And Casual Luxury

Bucolic hills, an architectural timber cabin and 80 acres of tranquil farmland located in a secluded pocket of the Surf Coast Hinterland. How could it get better? Throw in the fact the award-winning country restaurant and organic farm Brae is 20 minutes away, Lorne only 30 minutes and I think we’ve got the perfect recipe for a country escape. Need I say more?

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The Cottage at Dunmore Farm | Embracing A Good Thing

In 2017 Bec and Angus discovered 150-acres in Molyullah – located on the foothills of the Victorian Alps and only 30 minutes from the King Valley wine region. What started off as a weekend escape quickly turned into an opportunity to make a permanent move. Shortly after the couple set about renovating The Cottage At Dunmore Farm – A charming three bedroom home. The Origins Guide Meets owner and host Bec Macdougall.

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French Cottage Beechworth | It’s Not Too Late To Strike Gold

Andrew Beer, host and owner of the French Cottage Beechworth loves to collect antiques. Finding and collecting items with a story is a passion of his. When the opportunity to purchase a piece of history came up – it was an easy decision to become the custodian of this charming 1850’s cottage and former staging inn.

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The Bungalow | Think Big, Build Small | Sustainable Lux Living

Think big, build small has been our little adage at the Origins Guide. As general manager of The Sociable Weaver, Reece has admirable aspirations to help design and construct a more sustainable way of living. The Bungalow is his take on what modern, design forward, sustainable living represents. We had a chat to Reece about his passion, inspiration and what guests love about their stay.

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BullerRoo | Modern High Country Retreat | Meet The Makers

Vickie and Ed met during a chance encounter hiking Mount Rinjani on the island of Lombok some 20 years ago. Vickie from the UK and Ed from The Netherlands chose to settle in Australia. With a spirit for adventure and passion for hospitality the couple made a move to the High Country and embarked on building this beautiful home.

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Gabion Hill, Glenlyon | The Origins x Meet The Makers

Gabion Hill is a stunning rural retreat set amongst natural bushland and a tranquil creek. Secluded and quiet with access to Loddon State Forest, it is only a 10 minute drive to all the attractions of Daylesford. We had a chat to Jeannie about her inspiration, passion and what guests most love about the home.

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Wentworth House Daylesford | Meet The Makers x The Origins

Originally from Daylesford, Jessica dreamt of having a little place in her old hometown. A chance encounter with an 1850s miner’s cottage on a weekend trip and a passion for design has led to the creation of the wonderful Wentworth House Daylesford. We had a chat with Jessica as part of our Meet The Makers conversation series.

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The Miner’s Pride | Authentic And Lovingly Restored Castlemaine Cottage

A miner and his pride and joy – a little cottage in the bustling town of Castlemaine. Over the years he did what he could to enhance the comfort and charm of his cottage. Today’s owner and custodian Kate Gamble has restored the little gem, focusing on maintaining its authenticity to create an experiential stay that’s worlds away from the everyday. We meet host and owner Kate to chat about her latest project, the Miner’s Pride.

READ MORE
House-of-mud-and-straw-trentham-east-home-exterior-and-farmland

House Of Mud And Straw | Nature’s Way Of Charming Us

Is there anything better than spending a few peaceful days in the countryside? Exploring the land, reconnecting with friends and family and enjoying some fine regional produce. Combine this with a charming 4 bedroom mudbrick retreat and I think we have the perfect escape.

READ MORE
The-Recyclable-house-Beaufort-woolshed-design-sustainable-home

The Recyclable House | A Full Circle Approach To Sustainable Design

Owner and host Quentin Irvine questioned why humans are so wasteful when there is no waste in nature? Inspired to create a space that was sustainable and healthy, Quentin set out to develop and build The Recyclable House. AND When we say set out – that meant a career change and apprenticing – not exactly a walk in the park. Though Quentin was driven by the desire to make a difference. The result? A home that challenges modern building practices and a space that is not only healthy and sustainable but thought provoking.⁠

READ MORE
The-Wensley-Wensleydale-open-plan-lounge-area-floor-to-ceiling-windowa

The Wensley | Defining Country Living And Casual Luxury

Bucolic hills, an architectural timber cabin and 80 acres of tranquil farmland located in a secluded pocket of the Surf Coast Hinterland. How could it get better? Throw in the fact the award-winning country restaurant and organic farm Brae is 20 minutes away, Lorne only 30 minutes and I think we’ve got the perfect recipe for a country escape. Need I say more?

READ MORE
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The Cottage at Dunmore Farm | Embracing A Good Thing

In 2017 Bec and Angus discovered 150-acres in Molyullah – located on the foothills of the Victorian Alps and only 30 minutes from the King Valley wine region. What started off as a weekend escape quickly turned into an opportunity to make a permanent move. Shortly after the couple set about renovating The Cottage At Dunmore Farm – A charming three bedroom home. The Origins Guide Meets owner and host Bec Macdougall.

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French Cottage Beechworth | It’s Not Too Late To Strike Gold

Andrew Beer, host and owner of the French Cottage Beechworth loves to collect antiques. Finding and collecting items with a story is a passion of his. When the opportunity to purchase a piece of history came up – it was an easy decision to become the custodian of this charming 1850’s cottage and former staging inn.

READ MORE
Origins-Guide-Cape-Paterson-Accommodation-The-bungalow-exterior-timber-clad-scando-look

The Bungalow | Think Big, Build Small | Sustainable Lux Living

Think big, build small has been our little adage at the Origins Guide. As general manager of The Sociable Weaver, Reece has admirable aspirations to help design and construct a more sustainable way of living. The Bungalow is his take on what modern, design forward, sustainable living represents. We had a chat to Reece about his passion, inspiration and what guests love about their stay.

READ MORE
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BullerRoo | Modern High Country Retreat | Meet The Makers

Vickie and Ed met during a chance encounter hiking Mount Rinjani on the island of Lombok some 20 years ago. Vickie from the UK and Ed from The Netherlands chose to settle in Australia. With a spirit for adventure and passion for hospitality the couple made a move to the High Country and embarked on building this beautiful home.

READ MORE
Gabion-Hill-glenlyon_gabion_wall_exterior

Gabion Hill, Glenlyon | The Origins x Meet The Makers

Gabion Hill is a stunning rural retreat set amongst natural bushland and a tranquil creek. Secluded and quiet with access to Loddon State Forest, it is only a 10 minute drive to all the attractions of Daylesford. We had a chat to Jeannie about her inspiration, passion and what guests most love about the home.

READ MORE
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Wentworth House Daylesford | Meet The Makers x The Origins

Originally from Daylesford, Jessica dreamt of having a little place in her old hometown. A chance encounter with an 1850s miner’s cottage on a weekend trip and a passion for design has led to the creation of the wonderful Wentworth House Daylesford. We had a chat with Jessica as part of our Meet The Makers conversation series.

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