Starting from an empty paddock in the year 2000, we slashed the knee high grass and established an Andoesk little shed. This was the beginning of The Cabin Lorne.

We camped from this humble base for 2 years with Lobo the deer hound cross and as our understanding of the land increased, we started to evolve the idea of the cabin and the surrounding gardens.

The property has beautiful gentle slopes that lead into deep tree fern gullies and over the next 16 years we developed an extensive landscape of European and Australian native plants, shrubs and trees, which is ever changing with the seasons. 

The provedence of materials is very important to us and subsequently Don spent many hours sourcing the timbers used to build the cabin at local timber yards. We used a mixture of Australian Cypress Pine and Macrocarpa recovered from power line clearings in the western district of Victoria and milled locally by Robinsons in Barrongarook. The Iron Bark flooring for the cabin was originally wharf timbers from NSW and was supplied Donchi and Nullabour timbers. Part of the cabin extension also included recycled Jarrah basketball court flooring. The floors are coated in a nontoxic Bona Traffic finish which maintains the stunning colour of the wood.

The farm has now matured into a thriving food producing garden with two orchards and two vegetable patches. Here we grow an abundance herbs, vegetables, fruits, foliage and flowers, which are picked annually and are grown using organic practices. 

We hope that others will get as much enjoyment out of experiencing The Cabin Lorne as we have had creating this special place.





The Cabin is a hand built, open plan and fully self-contained space that sleeps two. It features a stylish timeless interior with many quality design pieces and is perfect for a serene getaway.


Leather couch with soft luxurious cushions, marble coffee table with cane chair and mirror.

A cool nordic feel, dining table for four with views of the ocean and forest.


There is one luxury bedroom that has a plush Queen bed with luxury linen, a dresser with wardrobe and separated by linen curtains.

There is everything you could want to feel spoilt and have a romantic farm escape. If you’re a couple or travelling solo, the Cabin is the perfect haven to experience complete seclusion and privacy.


The cooking facilities are extensive with an indoor and outdoor kitchen featuring European appliances throughout. There is a stainless steel outdoor BBQ and stainless steel benches, outdoor refrigeration and an entertaining bar with a recycled iron bark bench top. The outdoor setting overlooks Bass Strait with Port Phillip Head on the far horizon. A fully stocked pantry is available for your use.


For entertainment there is a flat screen TV, Apple TV, all of which sound great through the Polk speakers.

You will always feel comfortable with either the air-conditioning and ceiling fan or the gas heating.


There is separate bathroom with basin, shower and toilet and toiletries provided.

We have created a space where you will be satisfied doing as much or as little as your heart desires
— The Cabin Lorne


The Cabin is situated on the Erskine Falls Road 4 kilometres from the town of Lorne. It is wonderfully secluded, set amongst 6.5 acres of stunning European and Australian gardens, organic orchards and a large vegetable patch yet still close to the local beaches. The Cabin and farm feature breathtaking ocean and forest views perfect for a dreamy escape. 

The Cabin is ideal for couples to enjoy the natural environment and experience the Lorne hinterland region. After a long day exploring people can then retreat back to the serene private cabin.




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