Located just minutes from Hobart's major cultural attractions such as historic precincts of Salamanca & Battery Point, #TheBarnTas is an architecturally designed and beautifully renovated old barn and we think it is the perfect place to stay for a small Hobart getaway.
Up until recently, this property was an abandoned sandstone Barn which was originally built in the 1820s. It was bought by two young architects and converted in 2015 into the beautiful little house you see today. This award-winning conversion has found numerous smart and innovative ideas to better incorporate natural light and has made use of a refined material palette to accentuate the historic building fabric.
The architects approach to the renovation of the Barn was to try and keep as much of the beautiful old structure as they could and to expose and utilise as much of the existing building fabric as was possible. The original sandstone walls are exposed both internally and externally. The timber shingled roof and existing beams contrast with the new modern kitchen and bathroom insertion. The Barn is light and open, yet simultaneously cosy.
The Barn sleeps 2 people comfortably and provides all the facilities you need to make your stay as comfortable as possible. It has a small, modern self-service kitchen and a cosy bathroom. There is a comfortable workspace upstairs near the bedroom and there is also free Wi-Fi included. If you have a car, there is free parking available on site.
In 2015 the house was awarded the top prize for Small Project Architecture, the Nicholas Murcutt Award, and an Award for Heritage for the “brilliant solution” that overwhelmingly demonstrates that “less can be much more”.
The Barn is the big sister to #TheBaeTas and was designed and built by architects Liz Walsh and Alex Nielsen.
The Barn house is located in central Hobart and is only a short walk from some of the city's major cultural and gastronomic attractions including the historic precincts of Salamanca + Battery Point. The city of Hobart itself is located on the island of Tasmania in Australia. It is the capital city of the state and over the past few years has grown into one of Australia's hottest tourist destinations and host the popular winter festival Dark MOFO and is home to the famous Mona (Modern Art Museum).
Located 15 minutes outside the city is the beautiful Mount Wellington, offering sweeping views of the region and surrounding countryside, plus numerous hiking and cycling trails.
The nearest major airport to Hobart is the Hobart International Airport. It takes around 20 minutes to get to the city centre from the airport by car. It is recommended to hire a car if you don't have one as public transport is limited and a car is the best way to explore Hobart and the surrounding region. If you don't have a car, there is an hourly bus from the Airport to the city centre which takes around 35 minutes.
Address: Hobart, Tasmania, AustraliaView larger map