Camping in the woods is a great experience. You get to experience the beauty and mystery of nature up close, and you get to feel self-reliant and capable as you make fires to cook your food over and set up a cozy place to get away from the night’s chill.
And there’s also something a little thrillingly spooky about being out in the dark woods. It’s why people love to tell scary stories around the fire, and why it makes us feel extra close to the people we’re with.
Of course, if sleeping in a tent on the ground isn’tquite your thing, it might seem like you have to miss out on the whole camping experience.
But that’s not true. Thanks to places like Camp Kulning, you can get the best of both the rugged outdoors and the comforts of a house.
Camp Kulning is located in the countryside of Victoria, Australia, and consists of a cottage, a restored vintage camper, and, most impressively, a whole 1920s tram car that’s been made over into a cozy cabin in its own right.
The tram strangely looks right at home in the middle of the trees, and it’s been decoratedin a delightfully kitschy, shabby-chic style that highlights its age without sacrificing comfort. It’s not slick and spaceship-like like some of the made-over Airstream cabins we’ve seen, but it’s got a beautifully eclectic vintage charm.
And you can also stay in it! The entire “camp,” including the tram, cottage, and caravan (“camper” for those of us in the U.S.), can sleep eight people, and with a full crowd, comes out to only about $30 a night per person.
Check it out below, and see if this is the kind of camping you’d be into.
[H/T: Messy Nessy Chic]