“Kulning” is a high-pitched cattle call used in parts of Scandinavia to bring livestock back from daytime grazing pastures.
Camp Kulning is a peaceful forest retreat with novel sleeping options for up to four guests. There’s the 90-year-old Melbourne tram called Jean Claude Van Tram, a 1952 Globetrotter caravan and an idyllic cottage. There’s a lot of ramshackle charm here, with retro styling and kitsch treasures picked up from vintage stores and op shops.
The tram is self-sufficient, with its own kitchen and bathroom. Wherever possible, the facilities at Camp Kulning are environmentally conscious. The toilet on board uses a grey water system, which does away with a flush and saves a lot of water, among many other great benefits.
The one-acre property contains a veggie patch, campfire, hammocks, barbeque area and a Tiki bar complete with rolls of bamboo, a garden torch, lots of pineapples and a peacock chair.
Ange, the chirpy groundskeeper is an absolute delight and very much a part of the Camp Kulning experience. She’s hands on with the upkeep of the tram, caravan and veggie garden, and will ensure your welcome is warm with the campfire ablaze.
Everything is designed to be user-friendly here, so you can freely move things around to make yourself at home.
Ange might even be around to pass the time with you over a cuppa, or perhaps you’ll have the grounds all to yourself – it’s casual like that.
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