Situated in Lenah Valley, just 15 minutes from Hobart’s CBD, Provider House takes inspiration from Japanese design and the native Australian bushland, offering visitors the opportunity to experience the beauty and functionality of Japanese home goods in a real-life setting.
Provider House was dreamed up during the 2021 pandemic lockdown when Tara was flying back and forth to Brisbane to care for her unwell mother. She searched for houses online and found an old, run-down wooden cabin without power or water.
The idea behind the house is to experience all the home goods we sell in real life – everything from kitchen knives and frypans to bath salts and ceramics. They are all found around the house and available to purchase through our online store.
Provider House is designed to be a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Visitors can relax in the spacious living areas, prepare meals in the fully equipped kitchen, and soak in the ryokan-inspired cedar bathtub surrounded by Japanese design, books, artwork and antique furniture for an authentic experience.
We brought on a Sydney-based architecture studio, Trias, to design the house's main rooms and collaborated with Tokyo brand, At-Aroma, to create an exclusive Provider House scent – made in Japan and inspired by deep forest, running water and fresh air.
We also worked with the designer behind Ace Hotel Kyoto’s robes, Daitoushingu, to create Provider House robes, Shinto Towel to create forest green towels that blend into the Australian bushland surroundings and ceramic artist Milly Dent who hand built the basins in-house.
Around the home you will see an array of Noguchi Akari lamps, Tekla bedding, artwork from Danielle Creenaune and various other goods we love.
"Each product at Provider House has a story and a history, and that makes it all the more special. By collaborating with craftspeople, we can create products that will be cherished for years to come."
Provider House will be open to visitors in May 2023, and reservations can be made through Airbnb.
With its unique blend of Japanese-inspired design and Tasmanian charm, the Provider House is the perfect destination for those seeking a relaxing and authentic holiday experience – without the overseas price tag.