4 Austin Couples Create Dream Vacation Complex

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Remember that promise you made in your treehouse in grade school? The one where you and your friends would all live next door to one another when you grew up? That’s the dream that four couples from Austin brought to life recently, when they built a gorgeous eco-friendly compound on 10 acres of land near the Llano River in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.



Co-owners Fred and Jodi Zipp worked with the natural landscape when commissioning the four simple yet stylish cabins that make up their one-of-a-kind neighborhood. The couple and their friends worked with Austin architect Matt Garcia, who designed the decidedly country chic look of the buildings, which feature energy efficient amenities such as roofs that catch and collect rainwater for irrigation.

In addition to the four cabins, the compound features a 1,500 square foot common building for group entertainment. The building mirrors the look and feel of the homes, and features a large kitchen and dining area, as well as a living space, a guest bedroom, and a large porch with breathtaking views.

cabin interior


Since the couples continue to work and lead busy lives in the city, the retreat is not currently their permanent home. When not enjoying their best friend utopia, they rent out the compound, which is great for group getaways, corporate retreats, family reunions, and more. If you’d like to test out the idea of sharing a Hill Country paradise with some of your besties, you can find out more about renting the Llano River Compound here.