The Borrowed Creative

Breathe • Inspire • Create

Finding your story

Upon turning a corner on an adventurous road trip, my life changed. I saw a place and imagined a space—a space created to find the quiet between two breaths; a place to nurture creativity. The Borrowed Creative is not a quick stop on the way to somewhere else, it has a magical essence that encourages you to sit and stay a while.

With a rustic open floor plan, The Borrowed Creative features a two-bedroom main house as well as a creative studio (with additional suite), connected via a charming courtyard. A space rich in stories, it invites you to add your own story to its history. Whether you’re an artist seeking the quiet of a bushwalk, followed by a bit of painting in the courtyard, or, you’re someone who envisions bringing together ten students, to share in a weeklong class, there’s a story here for you to discover.

Together, the house, courtyard and studio enchant with open fireplaces, table and chairs, prickly pears, fairy lights, leadlight window and lampshades, grape and wisteria vines and many artistic accents. “The shed” is a large open creative studio space with carpet, big opening doors, sink, ten easels, ten trolleys, ten stools and drop sheets. An air-conditioned bedroom and bathroom are attached at the back of the shed for additional accommodation and sleeping options. If you need additional guest accommodations, we have suggestions for other options within walking distance.

  • Creative Packages

    Each can be adjusted to suit your needs

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Breathe Package

The Forge

$250/night—3 night minimum
Sleeps 3

Main house:

  • lounge/dining area with an open fireplace
  • kitchen
  • bathroom /laundry
  • reverse-cycle air conditioning
  • bedroom 1—queen bed
  • bedroom 2—open mezzanine floor above bedroom 1; king single bed
  • bedroom 3 (additional $60/night)
    • located separately, off the courtyard
    • reverse-cycle air conditioned
    • suite with queen bed and folding-bed lounge
  • courtyard with open fireplace, table and chairs
  • covered carport

Within the grounds are prickly pear and other assorted cactuses,  fairy lights, leadlight window and lampshades, artistic touches, tactile fabrics, grape and wisteria vines . . . all creating beautiful and inspiring spaces.


Inspire Package

The Forge + Creative Studio

$350/night—3 night minimum
Sleeps 5-7

Main house:

  • lounge/dining area with an open fireplace
  • kitchen
  • bathroom /laundry
  • reverse-cycle air conditioning
  • bedroom 1—queen bed
  • bedroom 2—open mezzanine floor above bedroom 1; king single bed
  • bedroom 3
    • located separately, off the courtyard
    • reverse-cycle air conditioned
    • suite with queen bed and folding-bed lounge
  • courtyard with open fireplace, table and chairs
  • covered carport

Creative Studio (connected to main house via courtyard)

  • large, open, rustic space
  • carpeted
  • sink
  • easels, trolleys, stools (10 ea.)
  • drop sheets

Within the grounds are prickly pear and other assorted cactuses,  fairy lights, leadlight window and lampshades, artistic touches, tactile fabrics, grape and wisteria vines . . . all creating beautiful and inspiring spaces. This package is perfect for the solo artist or for a creative group wanting to make art together or enjoy an instructional workshop.


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Create Package

The Forge + Creative Studio - weeklong stay

$1200 -Sunday to Saturday

Sleeps 5-7

Main house:

  • lounge/dining area with an open fireplace
  • kitchen
  • bathroom /laundry
  • reverse-cycle air conditioning
  • bedroom 1—queen bed
  • bedroom 2—open mezzanine floor above bedroom 1; king single bed
  • bedroom 3
    • located separately, off the courtyard
    • reverse-cycle air conditioned
    • suite with queen bed and folding-bed lounge
  • courtyard with open fireplace, table and chairs
  • covered carport

Creative Studio (connected to main house via courtyard)

  • large, open, rustic space
  • carpeted
  • sink
  • easels, trolleys, stools (10 ea.)
  • drop sheets

Within the grounds are prickly pear and other assorted cactuses,  fairy lights, leadlight window and lampshades, artistic touches, tactile fabrics, grape and wisteria vines . . . all creating beautiful and inspiring spaces. This package invites in-depth creative work and/or a workshop with additional down time to explore the area or combine several classes across the week.

Contact Us to Learn More

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  • Location

Located in the Indigo Shire of Victoria, Australia, Chiltern is an idyllic gold-rush era town, 290km from Melbourne and easily accessed by train or car. Old-world charm permeates the historic buildings of its main street, with iconic pubs, the red telephone box, a country bakery, secondhand shops and art studios. In addition to the historic sights, there are numerous outdoor recreational opportunities, as well: bushwalks, Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park, bird watching and Lake Anderson. It’s a quick drive from Chiltern to the wineries of Rutherglen, historical Beechworth, or the cities of Albury/Wodonga and Wangaratta.

  • Property

The old Kilgour foundry building was built in 1859 during the gold rush era. Rich in history and stories, it now holds space for The Borrowed Creative. The property—arranged for individuals or creative groups—holds a house, shed/studio, a courtyard and an inspiring garden. for creatives or groups. Within walking distance to town, guests can easily go for a walk to roam about, and there are many walking tracks for further inspiration. The Borrowed Creative is the perfect space for workshops, personal retreats or intimate group gatherings.

 
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  • Stay with us / Contact us

If you think this space is the perfect fit booking is simple!

Send us an email with the dates of when you would like to stay and what you need for your visit to be perfect or if you need some more help deciding, then give us a call as we are more than happy to help answer any question you may have

Email: jac@jacpuntoriero.com
Phone:0428279027

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