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Meet Canberra’s newest staycation-perfect tiny house

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Just in time for the cooler months, Cubby and Co. has unveiled the newest member of its family—a tiny house called Dinny.

Nestled in the leafy foothills of Mount Majura Winery, Dinny is the third staycation destination for Erin Wilson and Daniel Di Scipio, the creative couple behind Cubby and Co. (formerly Naked Cubby Co.).

Credit: Jenny Wu.

Erin says that Canberra’s seasonal weather was the push they needed to consider a tiny home after the success of their first two glamping bell tents, Frank and Edgar.

“Having built and operated glamping-style accommodation for a few years, we knew the next challenge was to create something which could be enjoyed throughout the ever-changing Canberra seasons, particularly winter,” she explains. “A tiny home seemed perfect, and also played into our cubby ethos of cosy spaces.”

Designed and custom-built by Erin and Daniel and their families, Dinny features a queen-sized bed that faces a picture window with views of Mount Majura’s Reisling block and the vineyard beyond.

Credit: Jess Di Scipio

“The front door opens into a skinny hallway to emulate stepping into a mudroom, paying homage to the site’s history of both sheep farming and viticulture. We wanted to create a really simple space; somewhere to take off your boots, boil a cuppa and rest after a day of work on the farm.”

Behind a partition is a small kitchen with everything a couple will need for a cosy staycation, with Erin noting that the layout was inspired by the cabin’s namesake—Dinny Killen, the original owner of Mount Majura Vineyard.

“The tiny home is small in stature just like the original vineyard, and references the layout of Dinny’s shed: three spaces divided by timber frames,” she says. “It’s wrapped in steel cladding to give the illusion of an unassuming shed from behind, with nods to the original sloping ceiling, exposed beams and interior lines.”

“We’ve grown and changed over the last few years, and we felt it was the right time to evolve our offering of all-inclusive experiences, incorporating passionate locals, small businesses and regional goods.”

Cubby and Co. Founders Erin and Daniel. Credit: Jenny Wu.

 

Credit: Jess Di Scipio

 

Credit: Jess Di Scipio.

Feature image: Jess Di Scipio

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