November 17, 2023


Yurt Hideaway. One tree per stay.

It’s important to us to offer an experience that is not only enjoyable, but also eco-conscious. With Fifteen Trees, we get to sponsor tree planting projects right here in the local area, re-generating areas of land for a wide range of wildlife and the local koala population’. Yurt Hideaway



If your idea of sitting in a traditional Mongolian Yurt only metres from the cooling waters of the Mornington Peninsula (Victoria), whilst indulging in a pure glamping atmosphere, then the Yurt Hideaway is the answer to your dreams. And Yurt Hideaway are the answer to our dreams here at Fifteen Trees, as they have provided a great partnership with us to purchase 95 trees on the behalf of all visitors they have had at their property over the past 12 months.


Glamping at its finest!


The trees were planted locally on the Mornington Peninsula (land of the Boonwurrong people of the Kulin Nation) for this one-of-a-kind Victorian getaway. That’s one tree for every booking at this idyllic bespoke glamping experience.


It’s important to us to offer an experience that is not only enjoyable, but also eco-conscious. We do a lot within the accommodation to reduce our impact but we also want to actively contribute! Fifteen Trees allows us to track our carbon and contribute to our local community group Mornington Peninsula Koala Conservation.  Not only do we get to carbon offset right here in the local community, we also get to contribute to MP Koalas’ hard work to re-generate areas of land for a wide range of wildlife and the local koala population.

Kelly Thirgood | Owner | Yurt Hideaway


The Somers Koala Habitat Project (Coolart to Cerberus Biolink) is a wonderful project to support. Over 70% of landholders are participating and the project is backed by Mornington Peninsula Shire, Parks Victoria and the Department of Defence. And now with sponsors such as Fifteen Trees and Yurt Hideaway, this revegetation project is growing by leaps and bounds.


Young volunteer.


Mornington Peninsula Koala Conservation (MPKC), is a group dedicated to creating a koala wildlife corridor (connecting existing sections of koala habitat and food trees) on the Mornington Peninsula. This involves planting in the existing koala corridors, thereby encouraging koalas out of urban areas and away from the many threats they face.


To achieve our goals, we need funding to purchase trees for the wildlife corridors. All money received, goes directly towards bringing our projects and goals to life. Thank you to Yurt Hideaway for your support.

Dirk Jensan | Coordinator | MPKC


Some of the trees planted included native species such as; Drooping Sheoak, Coastal Banksia, Messmate, Swamp Gum, Coastal Manna Gum, Narrow-leafed Peppermint, Black Wattle, Blackwood, Scented and Swamp Paperbark and Silky Hakea.


Local resident of the Mornington Peninsula.


Yurt Hideaway is a unique accommodation designed for couple’s getaways or personal retreats. Situated just 900m from the beach and close to all the Mornington Peninsula has to offer, it’s the perfect mid-week or weekend getaway when you’re on the lookout for something special. Yurt Hideaway is very popular for celebrations like birthdays, engagements and anniversaries. They offer a range of travel packages to allow guests to kick back and enjoy their time away. Kelly and Alex are your hosts, they are always happy to go above and beyond to make your stay at Yurt Hideaway perfect.


Planting site at Merricks.


We thank both Kelly and Alex for their generous support of our revegetation projects on the Mornington Peninsula and invite them (and their guests) to join us in a planting day next planting season (April-September).


If you would like to know more about sponsoring community tree planting projects and how we can assist you in becoming a more sustainable business, please contact Colleen at <[email protected]>



Writer – Lou Ridsdale

Lou a green thumb, Earth Lover, big-hearted nature freak, plus a savvy media and horticulture expert, who passionately believe that everyone can lead a more nourishing and sustainable life. Lou founded Food Is Free Inc., a unique grassroots food security platform specialising in food security education. She fell in love with trees after reading The Magic Faraway Tree as a child. You can find Lou here.




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