Steam: Converted Vintage Train Carriage
Steam, certainly wont be for everyone, but we have had great feedback from the young and the young at heart. There seems to be a great fondness for the “Great Age of Steam”, when locomotives were king! In the late 1800’s trains were the greatest technological achievement of humans, they opened new horizons, and were a symbol of power and progress. We hope we have tapped in to this, and we’re excited to be able to share it with guests.

Steam is a Victorian era train carriage converted to a 3 bedroom holiday house.
The train is ideal for 2 to 4 people, but can sleep six.

The space

The carriage was used as a workshop, when the original owner was building the house next door. When we started renovating, the carriage did not have enough intact to restore it, so we have developed our own style that is vaguely steam-punk influenced.

It too nine months to renovate the train from a pretty ragged start. Almost every surface had to have something done to it, and we found that carriages were really tightly put together (all that rattling) and hard to pull apart. When we did get panels off, we had no idea what we would find. We completely stripped and rewired the electrical, and did plumbing from scratch. Renovating anything over 90​ years will have its challenges, but this was exceptional.

Special features include :

– 3 Bedrooms. Two in a single compartment with a double compartment master bed room. Two queen beds, two thin singles.

– Can sleep 6 but we think 2-4 is more comfortable.

– Full linen service. Beds made up on arrival

– Open plan kitchen/living room

– Wood fire box heater with wood supply included

– Full small kitchen with stove, oven, sink, fridge and cupboards

– WiFi

– Italian Stove top coffee maker and French Press (plunger)

– Basic provisions like olive oil, spices, tea, coffee, Vegemite and Glad Wrap

-2 adult mountain bikes suitable for trail riding. Helmets.

– Pets and children welcome. The yard is fenced but a clever dog could easily escape.

NO TV. There is a blue tooth speaker books and board games.   The carriage does not have a washing machine nor dryer.

*The Otway;s Loft, house next door is also available for holiday rental.
Steam Carriage In The Otways –

The two properties can be rented together for larger groups. Together the properties can sleep up to 14 guests (but ideal for a total of 10-12).