While the tiny-house movement has inspired a number of travel operators to find rustic locations and plonk tiny cabins in nature, minuscule rooms aren’t for everyone. That's why Cabn CEO Michael Lamprell decided to extend its get-away-from-the-daily-grind accommodation offering with Cabn X.

It's taken two years, but now the company has started taking bookings for its two premium cabins which, from April, will be on a McLaren Vale winery in South Australia.

“Our core focus is to provide an environment for our guests to explore the physical and mental health benefits nature brings, and our new cabins will have floor-to-ceiling glass walls so visitors can immerse themselves in nature, bringing the outside in,” Lamprell said in a statement.

The two cabins are called Giles and William. Giles is fitted with light timber, while William has darker textures, but both have the same amenities.

They include a king-sized bed, log fireplace, both indoor and outdoor kitchens, modern bathrooms with a bath and sauna, floor-to-ceiling windows and an outdoor bath that’s sunken into the deck. Each stay also includes a complimentary bottle of wine and local McLaren Vale produce.

Both cabins are surrounded by gumtrees and are on the lush vineyards of Gemtree Wines, an organic and biodynamic winery that’s conscious of its environmental impact and footprint.

“We wanted to partner with a property owner that reflected the same values as Cabn and contributes to the holistic experience we want to offer our guests,” Lamprell said.

As with Cabn’s tinier houses, these cabins are entirely self-sufficient, running on solar power and with a shared water tank between the two. When you book, a portion of the fee goes towards Cabn’s conservation fund, and the company will plant a native tree on your behalf.

Giles and William are available for stays from April 1, 2021 and can be booked now. Rates start at $595 per night with a minimum stay of two nights.


For more things to do in McLaren Vale, visit our Out of Town guide to the area.