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The Tin Chalet is right next to the veggie garden and the orchard. Light and cosy, it's also space efficient and easy to keep warm.
Solar-powered 'Tin Chalet'
Solar-powered 'Tin Chalet'
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Rustic outside - 5 star simple luxury inside. Fully-self contained, compact and comfy. Solar hot water & power for the perfect eco-friendly holiday. Situated between two National Parks.
The Tin Chalet is in the middle of the 'farmyard' of an organic property, next to the garden and orchard, with goats, chooks and Clydesdales across the fence and the beautiful Brodribb River a hop and a skip away. Organic produce, milk and eggs in season.
Can provide breakfast if needed (extra charge).

The space

Recently built, it still has a few finishing touches to complete but is fully functional.
In winter this is warm, having double glazed windows and being well insulated all round. The wood stove cooks meals and keeps the place cosy.
The upstairs bedroom has a double bed, and there is an optional pull-out single sofa bed downstairs.
Bathroom and laundry are off the verandah, with an inside/outside pan toilet at the end (certain considerations are needed).
The kitchen has a wood stove plus a double burner gas stove for cooking, a small 40 litre fridge and a cool room. There is a small study nook as well as a 2 seater lounge to flop on.

Interaction with guests

To make contact with the host or ask a question just cooee out and wander over (calling out out is the 'country doorbell'). I'm just 60 metres away behind the sheds and chook yard.

Other things to note

There is no mobile phone reception here, and no TV. Goongerah is in a black spot, being deep in the hills. The host's landline can be used if necessary though for taking messages or making calls. A phone box is also 1km up the road at the hall. There is wifi at the local community hall which can be used (1 km away), or when convenient, you can hook into the host's satellite wifi which has only a short range of 30m or so (doesn't reach the Chalet)

Goongerah is nestled between two national parks - the Errinudra to the east and the Snowy to the west. The tree-lined Brodribb River runs along the edge of the property and is fed from the forests and Wildreness area upstream.
Visit the rainforests and 600 yo giant trees of the Errinundra. There are several short walks and one or two drive yourself tours. The Snowy River is about 1 hour's drive and the Marlo coast is about 1 1/2 hours drive.

Amenities
Kitchen
Shampoo
Heating
Free parking on premises
Prices
Extra people $20 AUD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $25 AUD
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

No smoking inside please.
If cloudy weather, use of excessive solar power needs to considered. Minimise non-essential use (1-2 lights - not 5), but fine for basics otherwise.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and other pet(s) live in the house
Cancellations
Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher
Availability
2 nights minimum stay.
From Dec 20, 2017 - Feb 15, 2018 the minimum stay is 2 nights.

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Justin User Profile
October 2017
Jill was a great host, we found our stay very relaxing and she greeted us with warm hospitality. Goongerah is a great place to stay when visiting surrounding National Parks and forests.
Jill User Profile
Response from Jill:
Thanks Justin - and also for finding the orphaned wombat baby! He's doing well down at the Goongerah Wombat orphanage :-) Sharon would have loved to have had him delivered to another carer, but there just aren't any - :-(
October 2017

Stephanie User Profile
October 2017
Jill's place is a wonderful retreat from distractions that we had mistaken for necessities (internet, phone, TV, appliances). The area is great for walks in the forest, amazing trees and wildlife, but frankly we found it difficult to get up off the couch on the verandah. From here, we spent hours watching the lives of birds: the bower birds feasting in the lemon tree, the superb fairy wrens in the feijoa, the yellow-faced honeyeaters flitting through the netting of the orchard.

Ke User Profile
September 2017
Jills place is amazing absolute serenity would highly recommend The Tin Chalet for anyone!

Annie And Tim User Profile
September 2017
Lovely setting and a comfortable and cosy chalet.

Theminy User Profile
August 2017
Staying at the Tin Chalet was an awakening. What we experienced was an interior/exterior art gallery with minimal impact on its surroundings. Our stay was more than a chance to unwind and recharge, but also a quiet education on how we all should aspire to live everyday. Thank you Jill for allowing us to see the world through your eyes. A stay must be longer than 2 nights to fully comprehend. Next time.

Nikolas User Profile
July 2017
We had a nice, peaceful winter stay and Jill is very helpful and friendly. Beautiful area

Andrew User Profile
July 2017
I had a wonderful stay at the "Tin Chalet". The setting was beautiful, and the sustainability of the home was unlike anything I am used to. I have to admit I was worried about the overnight cold but I needn't have been. The 'chalet' was nice and cosy and the whole place was still a comfortable temperature the next morning after the the previous night's fire had gone out by midnight. There are some beautiful animals at Jill's property including the loveliest dogs you'd ever want to meet. My daughter was thrilled when one of the dogs led the way for us through the property to the door of the chalet. We were in a great location relative to the national parks and some nice walks. The seclusion of the property also had the added bonus of being 'offline' making it a great place to wind down. Thank you Jill for being a wonderful host too.

Goongerah, AustraliaJoined in December 2015
Jill User Profile

A dark green, veggie growing, planet saving, self reliant, enviro-living writer, campaigner and cartoonist, who loves dogs, chocolate and people who care. :-)

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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