The Tempur room is one of two listed rooms in Susie's home. An uncluttered space with a comfy queen size memory foam mattress, a solid wardrobe, table chair (s) and WiFi. Guests have access to the entire home downstairs, which is unique, vegetarian and vegan friendly.
The bookings are staggered to minimise the number of guests staying at any given time, at minimum an overlap of two nights at times. Please contact Susie for further information..
My home, a Victorian terrace is unique and surrounded by my disobedient garden;) My front yard keeps my home cool in summer, attracts birds by day, possums and flying foxes by night. My quirky rear yard has a small garden and rock stacks, a lovely space to sit in or absorb from the comfortable open indoor living space. There's also a side entrance into my home filled with potted plants during the summer period. The plants grow wild but create a delightful space to walk through or to sit with and keeps the house cooler during the peak summer period. The grape vines in particular do a great job keeping the area cooler, and the possums, birds and flying foxes enjoy eating the grapes:)
Visitors are surprised when they realise my home is a double storey.
Downstairs are the two listed rooms, The Tempur & The Futon room, both in the front section of my home, off the original (1890s) front entrance hallway. From here you move through to a light filled contemporary hallway where you will find a spacious bathroom, separate toilet and the spiral handmade Jarrah staircase. To the left is a short passage way that ends at another exit door, and straight through brings you into a unique open plan but humble kitchen & living space. A colorful space to cook, eat and lounge about, a space that faces east, welcoming the rising sun.
My kitchen lounge space has a rustic atmosphere built in the 90s with open reclaimed beams from a building in little Collins st, (CBD) Melbourne. The Oregon beams were greater than 100 yo and completed our house design. The Oregon beams were literally taken out of the Little Collins street building and installed into our space, a bit Lego like, perfect size thus no cutting required and therefore no waste:)
Our home's design was therefore influenced by what we could reclaim during the 90s, including the heavy thick glass from the old Melbourne Casino, which turned into a roof window that sits high above the Kitchen area.. This roof window has now been replaced with high tech glazing but yet to be tested (?)
Upstairs is my private space. There is a second bathroom & toilet, a large studio and a bedroom area. No access to guests:)
Our home was built by us and for us. It is a feel good place. Simple..! Love it.
I have recently upgraded the exterior, and what a weird and long drawn out journey that was! But I made it through to the end but not without a few hiccups and a poetic touch here and there of imperfections, but all in all, this sits well with the core essence of my home. Eco-clad has replaced the weathered boards:) a little bit of trendiness perhaps:/ Never mind, I'll get over it.
Here if you need me..
No unregistered guests allowed.
No smoking inside the house.
Quiet time after 11pm.
Government issued ID.
No unregistered guests allowed.
Hi there, I am looking forward to welcoming you into my quaint home. A place where friends and family have always felt relaxed. It is a no fuss home. Coburg is close to the city and the airport. A great suburb to live in. Not pretentious. The eclectic architecture of the area reflects its cultural diversity. It is a vibrant area, with lots of good places to eat, from Turkish and Lebanese to Indian and Vietnamese.. and more.
The house is in a good strategic position for public transport, with trams, trains and buses a short walk away. This proximity means that you can be in the city centre in about 20 minutes. The tram stops at iconic Melbourne locations such as Victoria Market and Federation Square. Melbourne Zoo is also a mere 10 minutes train ride away.
The area is also cycle friendly, with a bike path following the train line right into the city centre. There is easy access to the countryside to the north, east and west of Melbourne, and to the southwest coastal areas.
What about me? I embrace diversity. I love being engaged with life on all levels, happy being a perpetual student… formally and informally. Interested to know what other people do, where they come from and what they think about...
I love being in nature, visiting gardens, playing in the garden, planting trees for regenerating the land, camping and hiking, walking around the suburbs and along the bayside beaches, visiting art galleries, museums, admiring architecture, nutritious food (vegetarian) and cooking, exercise and socialising and, I love my quiet meditative time out too but that could be dancing:) An active meditation!
Currently, I am working on my home, allowing change to take place naturally in a way that reflects my current needs (so excited about becoming an Air BnB host). It is a work in progress: I want the guest's experience to inform me too.
Outside of my home life, I volunteer as a disability advocate, so I do get out and about (you will have the house to yourself at times). I visit people who live with disability (in supported accommodation) to ensure that their civil rights are being upheld. That's my passion. Although I have got my hands full most of the time, I always make sure I have the time to smell the roses!