The story of Callignee II aired on episode one of Grand Designs Australia. The house was built over two years by Chris Clarke. Just two weeks after its completion, it burnt down in the horrific Black Saturday Bush Fires in 2009. 
Despite such a huge loss, Chris bravely decided to rebuild at Callignee. The new home focussed on reuse, recycling, and fire resilience. It also had a smaller footprint, and was tailored to Chris’ lifestyle, and personal health and well-being needs. And, as he beautifully stated “I built the first house for statement – I’m building this house for me”.
Callignee II operates on eco-friendly/sustainable living principles and is 100% off the grid. Meaning its not on the electricity grid and therefore prides itself on its energy efficiency, self-sustainability and total independence. 
The house is down right stunning. An incredible place to get away from the busy city life. We stayed for three nights, just enough time to unwind for a long weekend. The house is cantered on the property, serving up serenity and privacy. Callignee II is designed so that every room enjoys the North sun which makes for a bright and warming space. The property is close to Traralgon where there are many places to eat and shop. 
I felt very lucky to stay in a house that is so incredibly designed and friendly to the land it stands proudly upon. 

Close by is the amazing Tarra Bulga National Park. Stop by the Corrigan Suspension Bridge or walk the Fern Tree Gully Track. Catch the hidden Cyathea Falls deep in the rainforest.
Enjoy a beautiful weekend with your partner or friends and get lost amongst 5 acres of private bushland. Enjoy basking by the pool by day and enjoy a glass of wine by the beautiful fire-place come evening.
Click here to book your stay with AirBNB.​​​​​​​

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