Going Off-Grid: The Importance Of Taking A Break

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.”
– John Burroughs (1837-1921), Naturalist

We stumbled across this quote the other day and I wonder if perhaps it resonates with you. “Sometimes I just want to shut off my mobile, sell my car and move to a cabin in the woods and live off the land.”  Here’s the thing—with our Tiny Homes you don’t have to shut off or sell anything! And you can get that break you needed like John Burroughs a Naturalist from the 1800s talks about. He says, “I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.”  I don’t know about you, but sometimes we need our senses put back in order ????  

So imagine with us if you will, the crunch of leaf litter underfoot, the waft of eucalyptus, the silence of switched off technology and while our mate John Burroughs most likely never foresaw the demands we face with tech and the never-ending rat race, he understood the benefits of going off-grid. So take a beat and have a look a why we should heed his insight. 

1. Time away from technology for a day or two gives you the opportunity to be undisturbed and in the moment.

No emails reminding you of upcoming meetings. No notifications of the latest streaming content. No interrupting phone calls. Instead, you remain immersed in the beauty of our world, in sync with nature’s timing of sunrise and sunset, and the only interruptions come from a cackling kookaburra or rustling leaves. The peace is contagious.

2. Stepping out of your routine and away from its stressors allows you to reset.

Have you ever noticed how stress creeps up? One moment you have everything under control. And then you don’t. It is here that caffeine intake (or some other quick fix) increases, and you realise your sleep is shot as the brain continually races. Being in nature calms your mind and the body begins to unwind.

3. Triggers fresh creativity and dreaming.

As our brain starts to rest, oddly it starts to work again, only with more clarity. Without the regular day-to-day interruptions, there is time to daydream again, allowing fresh ideas and goals to rise to the surface. There is space to consider their implementation.

John Burroughs had it right – taking time in nature can bring the equilibrium back to our senses. And it seems you don’t have to sell your house, your phone, your car, your Christian Louboutins or give up Uber Eats to get that time off-grid you need to rest and refresh. And truth be told, we have everything you need here at our Tiny Homes, so set some time aside in your schedule—for you. 


Jess – January 2022

If you are looking for an escape, to switch off from the business of the world, this is the perfect place. Wilson's Rest is situated perfectly at the top of a small hill. Your view is of tall mountain ranges, quiet flowing rivers and in the morning you’re greeted by birds and their endless sweet melodies.

Leah – February 2022

What a wonderful location. We stayed at Wilson's Rest and explored the property finding many interesting things, including wombat holes, birds, kangaroos and what a beautiful river. There are so many spots to relax and take it all in.

Lauren – February 2022

The Rapids is wonderful! The location you can’t fault, having the best view of the river making it perfect for swimming and exploring. Fire pit, rapids, sunset and all you need very comfortably. Amazing and highly recommend.

Shea - December 2021

The perfect spot for a relaxing few days away. The house itself is beautiful – the amount of natural light let in is amazing and made us feel very close to nature. Being able to hear the river from bed was also a plus! Would recommend to anyone. 10/10!

Adam – November 2021

Our Tiny House was a delight. You are so close to the water in all of these tiny homes. It's right there! You can hear the birds singing and the water flowing when you leave the screens open. It's like everything you want when you camp without having to camp.

Neda – January 2022

The most serene holiday house we've ever stayed in! The location is incredible right by the river. It was quite incredible to hear the sound from all parts of the house. The house is really clean, much more spacious than in photos and really beautiful decorated.

Monica – January 2021

River Cottage far exceeded our expectations, the photos don't do it justice! The most tranquil setting – it is so quiet at night with a clear view of the moon, it really is picture perfect. Bring a picnic blanket to watch the stars at night, we spotted a lot of shooting stars.

Angela – January 2022

We loved our stay at Elevation, it was perfect. Tranquil. Clean and cosy. Beautiful river and mountain views and nature at its finest.