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Worrowing Eco Hut Jervis Bay

Worrowing eco hut is a set amongst eucalyptus trees a five minute drive from Jervis Bay. It’s part of a collection of eco accommodation in partially cleared bush land.

Worrowing

I’ve been craving some time in nature for a while. I want to visit more eco accommodation near Sydney on weekends to get inspiration for my own future eco house and accommodation. I’m still not decided on the materials or location so I figured the more I visit the more I’ll get an idea of what I’d like. Bobby looked online for eco accommodation near Sydney and found Worrowing Eco Hut near Jervis Bay, which seemed like a good location for both beach and bush. We drove over from Sydney after work on Friday in about 3 hours.

Worrowing Eco Hut

It was so nice to be somewhere quiet surrounded by nature. Tame kangaroos hang out in groups all around the hut and seem super chilled out. We saw cute little birds outside while sitting in the spa bath.  The hut is surrounded by woods and we went for a walk through one afternoon and found some strange abandoned items among the trees including a creepy clown mask, a burned out car, an old washing machine, office chair and other obscure stuff!

One night in the hut we were cooking dinner and the windows got pretty steamed up, so I opened the sliding doors and a possum ran in from the deck! He’d obviously been waiting right outside the door as he’d smelled dinner cooking. He took a quick look around, saw my toe and thought it might be dinner then took a bite to see!! Luckily it wasn’t a hard bite.

Possum Worrowing

After dinner we lit a fire in the fire pit in front of the deck and sat and drank wine and listened to music with the sketchy wifi. The stars were amazing against the clear dark country sky. It was fairly chilly outside but inside the hut it stayed warm!

Worrowing Eco Hut View

I’m not sure what warrants the name ‘eco’ hut. There were no obvious eco features other than the reclaimed door. It’s certainly surrounded by nature though. The hut seemed fairly well insulated which was good given its getting chilly now. It’s odd that the eco hut has an electric heater while other huts had wood fires… Wood is renewable whereas electric generally isn’t.

Eco hut kitchen

The location is great being in the woods so close to the amazing blue waters of Jervis Bay, an ideal weekend getaway from Sydney. The website describes the hut as “Crafted from recycled and natural timbers, corrugated iron and fitted with full panel glass slide away doors, the Eco Hut blends into it’s surrounds. Listen for the Yellow Belly Gliders, Barking and rare Powerful Owls that often pay a visit from neighbouring Jervis Bay National Park and Booderee National Park.”

Jervis Bay

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