Glamping, sort of

My husband informs me people can’t get enough of tiny houses listed on AirBnB. In this vein we are enjoying a long weekend, 125 km west of Brisbane. Our compact stay comprises a galley kitchen, living/bedroom, toilet, two chair verandah, and spa bathroom.

Perched on the crest of the Great Dividing Range, 700m above sea level, Toowoomba is a country city. The temperature is around 10oC lower overnight and a couple of degrees short of Brisbane’s dailies. Where we chill our room overnight to 22oC at home, we heat it to the equivalent here.

The electric frypan is a hit, serving up mushroom risotto for dinner and scrambled eggs this morning. There is even an espresso machine to get the cockles going.

This is the closest I intend to get to glamping!

A 9000 step site seeing tour around the centre yesterday, enabled us to shake off our humdrum workaday lives and enjoy tree-lined streets and parks.

Last night, as we soaked our weary limbs in the spa, large enough for two silly old buggers, we toasted life. Mountainous foam infused with lavender and rose geranium essential oils and the room lit with pink vanilla scented tee lights perfected our quality moment.

5 thoughts on “Glamping, sort of

  1. ‘Country city’ sounds dreamy. The first photo is right up my alley. I have always prefered smaller charming cities. Chiangmai instead of Bangkok, Florence instead of Rome. I’m a city boy but a ‘small-city boy’ lol, The big bustling metropolises are just too much for me.

  2. Sounds delightful. My son is designing a “tiny” house to live in when he retires and plans to travel a lot. It would be a good idea for him to locate his tiny house in an area tourists prefer. Thanks for sharing this. I don’t think he has thought of using his tiny house as an air BnB. Glad you and your husband had such a gentle relaxing time.

    • Thank you, Eileen, your son should do well. We rent a room out in our house through AirBnB. We mostly get guests doing short courses at the local hotel or industrial parks and people moving to Brisbane. Being close to hospitals, events spaces, and universities also helps.

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