Peek Inside an Eco-Friendly Tiny Cabin in Australia Designed by Matthew McConaughey

published Dec 10, 2019
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While Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey is relaxing in his vintage airstream named Canoe, you can indulge in some equally gratifying rest and rejuvenation of your own in this eco-friendly escape—a cabin in Australia the actor designed.

In keeping with his previous efforts to protect the planet, McConaughey designed and The Reserve as a part of Wild Turkey’s Thanks initiative. Located on the Central Coast of New South Wales, the luxe cabin was built to offer guests the opportunity to experience an off-the-grid getaway in a manner that prioritizes the well-being of the environment.

The cabin is made of sustainable materials and is outfitted with solar panels and a hidden Wild Turkey bar. It’s designed to blend in with its natural surroundings. Also, this home will ensure that you figure out what to do without Wi-Fi as there is none available on the premises, so guests should prepare to put their devices down and enjoy some time offline. 

Australian travel company Unyoked also contributed to the project, which contains personal touches suggested by McConaughey, including a curated book collection complete with works by Ralph Waldo Emerson and Og Mandino and some of the actor’s favorite music, including tunes by Bob Dylan.

“I’ve always been in awe of Australia’s natural beauty. My hope now is that The Reserve by Wild Turkey x Unyoked cabin will inspire Australians to reconnect with nature as an antidote to the frenetic pace of life,” McConaughey said in a statement.

The cabin is currently open for bookings. In addition to $1 from November and December’s sales of McConaughey’s Wild Turkey Longbranch blend, a portion of the proceeds from the bookings will go to the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife.

Last year, McConaughey partnered with the renowned bourbon brand to give thanks to the members of law enforcement, firefighters, 911 operators, doctors and nurses who helped numerous people in Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.