Come and experience the hills lifestyle: the bush, and clean fresh air. We are only 2 minutes from the Mundaring town centre, and close to Little Caesar’s and the Mundaring Weir Hotel. A local shuttle service is available if you need transport to a venue.

The accommodation is set in a semi-rural environment and is comfortable, exudes character and is a sustainable living experience. The buildings were built with the use of local and recycled materials including timber milled on site, and the property showcases sustainability in action.

Enjoy the sounds and smells of the bush with a leisurely walk along the heritage railway walk trail, adjacent to the property, or just unwind and relax. Sit on the back verandah and watch the breezes flow through the giant bamboo and listen to the local bird life.

Your hosts, Ross and Jenny, will ensure your stay will be memorable. Pick your own fruit and vegetables in our organic gardens and orchards, when these are available.

Features of buildings

  • Passive solar design – energy efficient living
  • Strawbale construction – load-bearing walls, high insulation (R value = 9)
  • 1 kW grid-connected photovoltaic system – visible monitoring of electricity production
  • Rainwater tank – plumbed to house fixtures, with mains water back-up
  • Greywater system – irrigates nearby gardens and trees
  • Klaro aerated treatment unit for wastewater
  • Recycled timber windows, doors, frames, kitchen bench
  • Extensive use of salvaged materials such as some furniture, light fittings and internal wall insulation
  • Energy efficient lighting
  • Solar hot water system – evacuated tube technology, circulation pump and LPG boosted for Quenda Cottage
  • Heat exchange HWS (Heat pump) with solar panel pre-heating for Boobook Cottage
  • Bottled (LPG) gas for cooking
  • Casement windows for capturing breezes
  • Claw-foot bathtub (Quenda)
  • Exposed aggregate for verandahs
  • Bamboo flooring (sustainable timber)
  • Brushwood fencing for courtyard
  • On-site milled timber for verandah posts and railings
  • Integrated roof panels – ceiling, insulation and roof sheeting all-in-one
  • Best practice drip irrigation for landscaped areas
  • Rescued plants

features-bikes   features-stained-glass-window   features-water-tank

Features of accommodation


  • Barbeque
  • All linen supplied
  • Cooking facilities, including stove, microwave
  • CD Player
  • DVD/VHS Player
  • Selection of VHS and DVD movies and documentaries
  • Refrigerator, with small freezer
  • Digital TV in lounge room (and main bedroom Quenda Cottage)
  • Iron, ironing board
  • Amazing wildlife – bandicoots live on the property, as do many species of birds. Walk to see kangaroos.
  • Internet available – wireless (cable connect available in adjacent building)
  • Bicycles available for the adjoining rail trail.
  • Late check out upon request.

Quenda Cottage

  • Queen sized bed in main bedroom
  • Two single beds for second bedroom

Boobook Cottage

  • Queen sized bed in single bedroom
  • Double fold-out bed in lounge room

Washing machine and dryer available in adjacent building. Sorry, we regret no pets. The buildings are also smoke-free zones.

features-grey-fantail  features-bandicoot  features-butcher-bird





An amazing night

Thank you for an amazing night in your ecostay. We had such a beautiful experience and it feels like heaven. We just loved hearing the birds singing, the bed was lovely and the claw … read more

Local Weather

Cannot get Perth location id in module mod_sp_weather. Please also make sure that you have inserted city name.