“It’s a bit like glamping except that every Tiny House, every farm and every location will be different, ” Mr Pennartz said yesterday, helping Mr Dennis furnish the snug room with soft bedding, solar panels, heritage lights and a small pot-belly stove.
“It’s really about getting away from city life, the emails, mobile phones … for a simple quiet weekend on a farm; and farmers benefiting from the support and interest of the people who come and stay.”
Mr Pennartz’s Shacky tiny houses project is raising* $25,000 via crowd-funding, with a night’s accommodation for every $175 funding pledged. Shacky has bought the first Tiny House to be located on Tarndwarncoort, to prove to farmers like Mr Dennis that the concept works.
[*Note: funding was fully raised and fund raising project is now closed. ]