Compass Hut was co-founded by sisters, Kylie and Tamika Bell in early-2019 on the corner of the family's organic farm on Tasmania’s North West Coast. Initially the accommodation concept became the opportunity for Kylie, who had recently graduated from her Bachelor of Architecture, to explore sustainable and micro-built solutions through the new concept of tiny-houses-on-wheels (following the launch of their sister company. Compass Hut became a new and exciting agritourism arm of the family's organic farm, established in 2001, after the sisters parents moved to Tasmania from South Australia; having fell in love with the agricultural landscape and climate of the Forth region.
Since 2019, the sister's passions have widened as the accommodation grew, which now encompasses the exploration of concepts around hybrid/off-grid power, self-sufficiency, low carbon footprint and agritourism.
Today, Compass Hut is run by a small family team, with Kylie as the main host who divides her time between the accommodation, developing the gardens and the experience. In her spare time, Outside of her passions for the above, Kylie explores her second love of hiking and travel. At any opportunity, Kylie can be found exploring the landscape of Tasmania and beyond, taking visitors through a visual journey of her adventures through the medium of photography.
During their stay, guests can view artwork by Tamika (Bell Studio), incorporated into the tiny house’s accommodation experience, who spends her spare time as an emerging artist, exploring portraiture through various mediums.
Compass Hut is a 100% off-grid, boutique, family-operated Tiny House accommodation business located in North West Coast region of Tasmania.
Compass Hut is located on a family-ran organic farm in the picturesque northern coastline of Tasmania. Established in mid-2019, the accommodation shares in the 84acres of our small organic farm in some of Tasmania’s primmest farmland. Located only 10 minutes from Devonport and the Spirit of Tasmania, the accommodation allows guests to switch-off and get away from it all in the quiet country setting that it sits.
As a family, we chose the Tiny House concept as the perfect solution to minimise the impact on the land and promote eco and sustainable tourism practices. First known for our Tiny House building company, Wagonhaus Co, established in 2017, the extension into accommodation was the perfect way to celebrate the natural, cultural and heritage value of our region and also share what we do as a family and our region.
A large part of our ethos is to be as sustainable as possible. The design of the Tiny House celebrates international and local design styles and influences. The Tiny House is 100% off-grid and focuses on self-sufficient aspects which extend to reflecting the properties primary purpose of farming organic produce through its edible garden, but also the natural bushland that borders the farm.
A large part of our focus is to also celebrate our region and our community. Tasmania has a lot of offer and so much potential in eco and sustainable practises in many different ways. We are passionate to contribute and form part of the fabric of our region on the northern side of our beautiful island state.