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Book Your Stay At A Pink 1950s Beach Shack On The South Australian Coast!

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Sisters and stylists Emma Read and Sarah Hall of Read & Hall have created some seriously special properties in their day, from their own personal homes (see here and here!) to their first accomodation in Marion Bay. 

The pair’s latest project, Love & Mutiny, is no exception. Located in the small village of Chinaman Wells (about two hours from Adelaide on the western coastline of Yorke Peninsula), this relaxed holiday home has been created especially to encourage slowing down, unwinding, and taking in those incredible water views!

Filled with vintage charm and little luxuries, you’ll never want to leave this adorable pink shack!

7th February, 2022

Love & Mutiny is an adorable shack turned accomodation in Chinaman Wells (about two hours from Adelaide on the western coastline of Yorke Peninsula). Photo – Hannah Puechmarin

The accomodation is the work of sisters and stylists Emma Read and Sarah Hall of Read & Hall, who have created some seriously special properties in their day. Photo – Hannah Puechmarin

This idyllic holiday home has been specifically created for unwinding and taking in the water views. Photo – Hannah Puechmarin

The vision for the accomodation was to create an atypical beach home. Photo – Hannah Puechmarin

Inspiration was sourced from far and wide, with ‘Bloomsbury, celestial, zodiac, colour clash’ identified as key themes.  Photo – Hannah Puechmarin

The interiors are full of 1950s charm. Photo – Hannah Puechmarin

Views from every window draw you out to native wildlife, endless silence and spaciousness. Photo – Hannah Puechmarin

‘There’s an incredible beach out the front which is home to a resident group of swans, pelicans and is excellent for paddleboarding, kayaking and dreaming the day away while you sort your life out. It’s that kind of place,’ says Emma. Photo – Hannah Puechmarin

The property encourages completely unwinding aided by luxuries such as French linen bedding, a wood fire, and record player. Photo – Hannah Puechmarin

The whole house glows pinks and apricots, and the moon rises out the back and the sun sets out the front over the ocean,’ says Sarah. Photo – Hannah Puechmarin

‘It is a place that is so unlike everything else in your regular life: pure escapism and  fantasy.’ Photo – Hannah Puechmarin

The gorgeous bathroom interior. Photo – Hannah Puechmarin

Morning sun in the bedroom. Photo – Hannah Puechmarin

The house is part of a single row of traditional, waterfront beach shacks. Photo – Hannah Puechmarin

 ‘We really looked at it as an opportunity to play and made the house we wanted for ourselves. The one that if we’d seen it on an Airbnb listing we would scream in excitement!’ says Sarah. Photo – Hannah Puechmarin

The creators, sisters Emma Read and Sarah Hall, aka stylists Read & Hall! Photo – Hannah Puechmarin

‘It’s a place where you connect with yourself in a way that’s hard to do in your regular world.’ Photo – Hannah Puechmarin

Love & Mutiny has two beds that sleep up to four guests, and also has its own merch line! Photo – Hannah Puechmarin

Amelia Barnes
Monday 7th February 2022

‘We really looked at it as an opportunity to play and made the house we wanted for ourselves.’

Following the success of their first accommodation My Sister and the Sea in Marion Bay, sisters Emma Read and Sarah Hall, aka stylists Read & Hall, set their sights on developing a new project. They came across a shack right on the sand in Chinaman Wells – a quiet beach town about two hours from Adelaide – and the rest is history! 

The duo’s vision was to create an a quintessential beach home – somewhere they’d personally like to book a holiday. ‘We really looked at it as an opportunity to play and made the house what we wanted for ourselves. The one that if we’d seen it on an Airbnb listing we would scream in excitement!’ says Sarah.

Inspiration for the accommodation was sourced from far and wide, with ‘Bloomsbury, celestial, zodiac, colour clash’ identified as key themes. 

‘We learned that the shack was originally painted pink in the 1950s, so there was no way we weren’t returning it to its original colour palette!’ says Emma. ‘We’d always had a penchant for Swedish painted floors, so we had to do that too.’ 

Completing the renovation took ‘forevs’ (‘We had no idea when we bought it, we thought it was a quick makeover!’), but was finally completed in 2021. ‘We employed a few local tradies as we needed but mostly it was a total labour of love… and mutiny,’ says Sarah. 

The property encourages completely unwinding, aided by little luxuries such as French linen bedding, a wood fire, and record player. The location also plays a major role, being located in a tiny, sleepy little town made up of a single row of traditional, waterfront beach shacks. 

‘There’s an incredible beach out the front which is home to a resident group of swans, pelicans, and is excellent for paddle boarding, kayaking and dreaming the day away while you sort your life out. It’s that kind of place,’ says Emma.

‘It’s a place where you connect with yourself in a way that’s hard to do in your regular world.’ 

Love & Mutiny has two bedrooms and sleeps up to four guests. The property also has its own merch line, created in collaboration with marketing agency Super Assembly.

Book your stay at Love & Mutiny!

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