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2 Country Cabins to Inspire Your Airbnb Project

Now that Summer is upon us, holidaymakers are flocking to the regions, skipping traditional hotels, and opting for cosy homes.

Cedarspan™ customers Tony and Karen share how they turned their cabins into successful Airbnb stays. 

Welcome to St Clement’s Cottage in Oberon.

This eye-catching cabin is a custom-made Cedarspan™ surrounded by English gardens on six acres of land.

The Cedarspan™ Verandah Design 3040, measures 7.2m x 5.6m

Karen, one of its owners, found inspiration for the colour while overseas.

“18 years ago, we were in France, and we saw a red house on a hill, and I thought we’ll go back and paint the house red, and my husband said ‘red’?”

 

When they had their Cedarspan™ cottage installed in 2011, they painted it to look like a natural extension of the house.

The Cedarspan™ cottage (left) looks like a natural extension of the main house (right)

Karen and her husband, David, chose the Verandah Design 3040, which includes a high pitch roof, elevated floor, verandah, and deck.

As optional extras, they added cedar windows and a cedar entrance door.

They wanted vertical timber for the exterior, so they chose board and batten cladding.

Winter Wonderland: the Cedarspan™ cottage looking picture perfect in the snow

“We thought it might look good to match the house, and everybody seems to say the same thing.”

 

Over the last decade, Karen says the Cedarspan™ has changed their lifestyle, giving them an appreciation for the simple things in life.

“It’s slowed us down to stop and smell the roses.

 

Click here to see more of Karen’s cabin 

4 Cedarspan™ Loft Cabins shape Lake Oberon Estate

For two decades, this has been a family-owned working farm.

2018 signalled a new era for the 120 acres when Tony and Julie opened their gates to holidaymakers.

And it’s where four Cedarspan™ Loft Cabins shape a stunning country venue.

“They are all part of Lake Oberon Estate. It’s a venue for weddings and corporate events and group gatherings.”

“We also have it as an option for people to hire each cabin out for a weekend away from the city,” Tony said.

 

Cedarspan™ 40H70 with cedar upgrade and two additional verandahs

It was 2013 when Tony and Julie began bringing their vision to life. They chose 4 Cedarspan™ 40H70 loft cabins for their property.

The couple has since created an idyllic escape from the city.

Today, Lake Oberon Estate is a luxury five-star getaway.

“The majority of people who come here want to get away from Sydney, so they turn off their phones. They don’t want the wi-fi, and in some cases, they don’t even want the TV.”

 

Inside the 40H70 with optional additional loft. Fit-out by Tony

And while Tony’s newfound lifestyle has been an adjustment, he couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.

“We still have our place in Sydney, and our kids live there. I only go there for necessity. I can’t handle the traffic anymore. When you’re up here and if you’ve got four cars in the heart of Oberon, that’s considered a traffic jam.”

 

Click here for more of Tony’s story

Are you dreaming of your own rural getaway or home?

 

We’d love to show you just how fast & easy it is to add a Cedarspan™ building to your property.

As a 3rd-generation family business, we’ve been building cabins, barns & cottages across Australia for over 40 years.

Click here to download prices or call us on 1300 635 966 to get your project underway.

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