1r = 1 room + 1 set of keys
1-4pp = 1-2 people sleep in bed. 1-2 sleep on mattresses on floor.
Majestic in ideal, practical in reality. Enjoy this opportunity to share someone else’s idea of a home.
WIFI: optionally available at additional cost for duration of stay. $5 per night, $10 per week or $30 per month. Cost is per room (includes all occupants/devices), payable to Host upon requiring.
HEATER HIRE: every individual has different sensitivity to room temperature and climate. Save money by "adding more layers" or hire use of supplied oil-filled radiator to keep bedrooms toasty while bedroom occupied. $5 per night, $10 per week or $30 per month for duration of stay/winter. Fans for the warmer months are provided free of charge.
EXTRA KEY-SETS HIRE: Double room has 2 key sets. Arguing or just separate routines? Please know extra key-sets are only temporary fix, optionally available $5 per extra-set. Specify on booking or upon arrival. No questions asked. Optional instant judgement, findings of guilt, blame shifting all available but generally not advisable.
LOST KEYS: oops, its okay, stuff happens. $20 key-replacement fee per key set not returned at check-out.
VISITORS OF GUESTS AND UNPLANNED ADDITIONAL OVERNIGHT GUESTS: As a courtesy to all paying guests and residents, the ideal is for unpaying and unannounced random visitors of guests to leave premises between 10pm and 8am. If occasional or regular, show gratitude to those who are grownup (responsible for paying the bills) by making an offering (financial) towards hosting costs, or (in kind) by doing some housework in the common areas, or (at the very least) not wearing their shoes throughout the house because they think they're at home. Which they are, just someone else's. Who might be trying to sleep.
BACKYARD AND GARDEN: optimistically described as a "work in progress" and "full of potential". Pardon our progress. Please feel welcome to spend time, pull out some weeds and feed the mosquitos.
Enquire at time of booking about inhouse discounts for those actively engaged in study or those working in education, health, law&order.
Kitchen and Laundry
Royal Retreat (Outside Toilet, dubbed "The Throne Room")
Outside courtyard (work in progress)
Live-In Caretaker Carey for all your queries, concerns and casual chats
Interakcija s gostima
Your host comes with a variety of settings to suit each guest's needs. Upon check-in please choose desired setting: "Rule Commander", "Man-In-Waiting", "Gracious Host", "Aloof but with curious smile in the corridor" to "Grumpy Grandpa".
Mingle casually with host or other guests over breakfast at the table, unplanned throughout the day over a cup of tea or make a date.
Relax in back garden, a work-in-progress with very friendly (24/7 hungry) mosquitos.
Be gentle to self, others and environment. The private rooms may not be like your own, that's the point. Some common bits aren't quite perfect yet, perfection is illusory. For this, we have patience.
Thankyou for the team spirit.
BEFORE ARRIVING. Be kind to yourself and to others.
CHECK-IN: between 12noon-3pm unless by prior arrangement. Luggage can be stored on day of arrival.
MAKING ENTRANCE. Shoes off at the door. Polished floorboards are easier to glide on in bare feet.
BATHROOM is shared by all guests. Keep visits short, sweet and spill-free. Use fan when showering and leave fan on if steam remains. Leaving shared spaces ready to use for others is a guaranteed way to make happy housemates. If needing longer, feel welcome to book a 60 min soak during Official Bathtime between 2-6pm everyday.
KITCHEN/LAUNDRY Room is shared by all guests. Feel welcome to use the facilities, and if there is anything you can't see, look or ask. It is a privilege to have, a team effort to keep clean, tidy and ready for use. It is a pleasure when all individuals contribute to the best of their capacity.
LAUNDRY is coin-operated. Wash: A$3, Dry: A$1 per 9 mins (standard load about 27 mins = $3). Environmentally friendly detergent provided in pantry opposite.
BREAKFAST/DINING/BORED Room is shared by all guests. Just imagine what conversations might be possible if sitting and another guest feels like a chat. Or is a board game, word search, Colouring in, jigsaw puzzle more your thing?
CHILDREN welcome with parental supervision and responsibility for stay duration.
WIFI: Available at additional cost, tailored to fit your usage/budget/stay. See House Manual or inquire when booking.
CHECK-OUT: before 10am unless by prior arrangement. Luggage can be stored on day of departure.
Travel to India and Myanmar opened eyes, hearts and doors to what it is like to be a traveller in a different culture.
Life and resources are precious and limited, and yet sharing surpluses repeats in an enduring way.
When staying, if it's in a common room, feel welcome to use it. If in doubt, ask. If you wish to contribute meaningfully, offer.