Nature’s Way Eco Sanctuary

Nature’s Way Eco Sanctuary is situated on six organic acres in Rosebrook, South West Victoria... read more.


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 peoples daily lives, they provide opportunities to learn skills through the workshops and volunteer programs, gaining confidence to apply positive self-sufficient changes to enhance your lifestyle.



  • COVID Safe
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Point
  • Family Friendly
  • Interactive Centre
  • Lawn / Gardens
  • Non Smoking
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop / Gift Shop


  • 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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