A luxury cabin brings a touch of Scandinavian style to Australia’s spectacular volcanic wilderness.
Deep in the Sunshine Coast hinterland,’Scandi at Maleny‘ is the region’s newest boutique accommodation, just a 12-minute drive from the center of Maleny, a rural town of 3,734 inhabitants, 100 km north of Brisbane.
The modular cabin, which includes a vintage fireplace, free-standing bath, and queen bedroom, offers sweeping views of the valleys and rolling mountain scenery from a raised deck that wraps around the back.
Designed by a wedding stylist with an eye for lavish detail, the adults-only residence 450 meters above sea level has been described as the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of big city life.
A luxury cabin brings a touch of Scandinavian style to Australia’s spectacular volcanic wilderness
Deep in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast, ‘Scandi’, the newest boutique accommodation in the region, is just a 12-minute drive from the center of Maleny, a rural town of 3,734 inhabitants, 100 km north of Brisbane
But the romantic getaway, which also features a fully equipped kitchen and outdoor BBQ area, comes at a high price, with a $500 (AUD) nightly rate and a two-night minimum stay.
Sustainability was the focus for owners Pete Coorey and Dee Montalva, who made every effort to minimize their carbon footprint wherever possible.
“Scandi is built modularly, and this alone makes our cab more sustainable from the start,” said Ms Montalva.
The cabin itself was designed with ‘technical perfection’ in mind and built off-site in an effort to reduce the materials used and the waste produced.
Designed by a wedding stylist with an eye for lavish detail, the adults-only residence 450 meters above sea level has been described as the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of big city life
The cabin contains a queen-size bedroom (left) and a bathroom with a freestanding tub, large enough for two (right)
Scandi was transported to the site in four separate parts, before being placed in its final position on a hill with uninterrupted views of the valley below.
The cabin runs on rainwater and has a self-recycling septic system that treats water so it can be used to maintain the garden.
It contains everything you need for a peaceful retreat, including a kitchen stocked with pasta and fresh ingredients that can be used to prepare hearty dinners, without having to go to the store.
it even comes with wifi, air conditioning and a smart tv meaning there are few reasons to leave besides exploring the surrounding countryside
In the bathroom you will find locally made products from the natural beauty brand Mukti, as well as reusable make-up wipes that you can take home with you.
“Every item in the cabin has been thought through about where it was made and where it came from,” said Ms. Montalva.
“We preferred local products and suppliers whenever possible, with extra points for eco-friendly brands.”
The cabin is even equipped with wifi, air conditioning and a smart TV meaning there are few reasons to leave besides exploring the surrounding countryside.
The cabin was transported to the site in four separate sections before being placed in its final position on a hillside with uninterrupted views of the valley below
And it seems travelers have heard of its beauty through the vine, as every weekend in October is already fully booked.
Guests have left dozens of five-star reviews, with one man calling it the “most perfect peaceful getaway.”
A second called it ‘the best few days ever’ and added: ‘What a breath of fresh air and the most magical views, it felt like my home away from home. Every little detail was taken care of, everything was relaxing.
‘The bed was so soft and comfortable and the decor was perfect. I can’t wait to return.’