Nature’s Way Eco Sanctuary

Nature’s Way Eco Sanctuary is situated on six organic acres in Rosebrook, South West Victoria. The award-winning property boasts a magnificent off-grid straw bale, eco-friendly, fully self-sustaining house and gardens.…...read more.

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66 Mcsweens Road, Rosebrook, VIC, 3285
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Nature’s Way Eco Sanctuary is situated on six organic acres in Rosebrook, South West Victoria. The award-winning property boasts a magnificent off-grid straw bale, eco-friendly, fully self-sustaining house and gardens.

The inspirational house took the owner/builders five years and 746 bales to complete.

Self-Sufficient practices include raised bed vegetable gardens, an orchard irrigated by the A&A Worm Farm, free-range chickens (housed in the mobile ‘Chicken Caravan’), bees for pollination and supply of honey.

The power is supplied by a photovoltaic energy system consisting of 52 PV panels, powering the heat pump for hydronic floor heating and charges the electric car.

Energy consumption is minimised in a well-insulated house orientated True North, no windows on the western end, small windows facing east. This allows us all the normal mod cons, such as fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, television and computers etc, for a very comfortable lifestyle. Each room has cross-ventilation for passive cooling if required in the summer, rainwater is harvested and stored in three tanks.

Eco-friendly products and materials have been used throughout the house.
NWES aims to educate, motivate, inspire and demonstrate a more self- sufficient way of living. Natural and organic principles are used in our daily lives, we provide opportunities to learn skills through our workshops & volunteer programs, gaining confidence to apply positive self-sufficient changes to enhance your lifestyle.

Location

Facilities

  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation

Accessibility

  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss.
  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

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Places To Eat & Drink

Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawuurung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Ancestors, past present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.