The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and Into The Wild Escapes, with the support of the Victorian Government, have partnered to launch three new tiny homes on the historic Mooramong Estate in Skipton, Victoria (Wadawurrung Country).
The Estate was once owned by Hollywood movie star, Claire Adams, and her husband Australian millionaire Donald ‘Scobie’ MacKinnon from the 1930s to the 1960s, with the estate becoming a time capsule for their life in rural Victoria.
National Trust of Victoria and Into The Wild have collaborated on this concept to offer visitors and guests a restorative experience in nature in which they can rewild, while being able to enjoy the serene beauty of Mooramong. There are three new tiny homes within the partnership – Tiny Lenore, Tiny Helen and Tiny Justyn.
Each new tiny home has been thoughtfully placed on the estate to highlight surrounding features of the land such as the iconic silos, the nearby lake or expansive views of Mount Elephant. Notably, Tiny Lenore features an outdoor bathtub – the first of Into the Wild Escape’s Victorian fleet.
Each of the three tiny homes is named after the characters portrayed in silent films by the former owner and Hollywood movie star, Claire Adams, that were subsequently adapted into books.
“For the National Trust, extending our experience offer to include accommodation is extremely exciting. Sharing our properties in a way that truly immerses people in the place and all the layers of stories that live there is our ultimate goal. What better way to do than this than by partnering with an organisation as passionate about sustainability, storytelling, and slow tourism as we are. Into The Wild Escapes share our vision for the Mooramong site and we’re thrilled with the partnership and launch of our first three Tiny Houses.”
– Simon Ambrose, CEO National Trust Australia (Victoria)
“We hope people will enjoy walking trails, taking time for stargazing and simply being witness to the Victorian landscape.” Simon Ambrose, CEO National Trust Australia (Victoria)
“The partnership between Into The Wild Escapes and The National Trust of Victoria signifies a strengthened commitment to preserving and sharing the history of Mooramong with the addition of three tiny homes. ‘’Our partnership with the National Victorian Trust embodies a shared passion for preserving a historic estate and creating eco-wellness experiences onsite, where history and wilderness marry. It’s truly exciting to see our shared vision come to life at Mooramong’’. Celeste Giannas, Into The Wild Escapes co-founder.
Developing accommodation options and the continued tourism and visitor access development and activation at Mooramong is being delivered in partnership with the Victorian Government.