Hobo Homestead

We are honoured to call this magical place our home.


Welcome to Byron Bay, Australia’s bohemian beach and country alternative lifestyle destination and eco – wellness capital.  We are honoured to call this magical place our home.

One of Byron Bay’s first properties, Kingsley Cottage (c. 1905) is now known as Hobo Homestead Barefoot Retreat, located in Byron’s historic neighbourhood only a few blocks from town centre.

In 2018 we became the new caretakers of this locally adored property and love every minute of sharing an alternative lifestyle philosophy to all hose that visit.

Permaculture is defined by living in harmony with your environment. At Hobo Homestead we love taking a holistic approach to working with the small plot of land we have and the incredible community around us, essentially creating our own little ecosystem of all that makes Byron Bay so beautiful.

O bed & breakfast style accommodation (Kingsley Cottage & The Old Barn) we are thrilled to have all sorts of incredible people from around the world join us in this beautiful home and visual masterpiece that is sure to help anyone slow down and soak up the good vibes.

Our garden is constantly growing with edible projects and our butterflies and native bee hives are flourishing.

We offer seasonal workshops in the wellness and lifestyle arena with everything from Permaculture Gardening, Qigong, Aromatherapy and more.

We love hosting groups for boutique events, photo shoots and celebrations of many kinds, from intimate concerts to family reunions.

We are ideally located in the centre of Byron Bay’s historic neighbourhood just walking distance to many incredible surfing beaches and national parks as well as the charming Byron Bay township with one of a kind local boutiques, gourmet dining, and a national hub for music and art.

Since opening our doors to this Hobo location in 2018, we have welcomed a new addition to the family, hosted over thousands of guests, worked days in and days out in the incredible garden and been in love with every bit of blood sweat and tears this experience has offered.  Most especially in collaborating with the community in many exciting ways and hosting guests, some now life long friends.