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Small single room in older house

Private room in house hosted by Petra
1 guest1 bedroom1 bed1 shared bath
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The house is older style and rambling. Very spacious with separate dining, lounge, bathroom, toilet and laundry.

The room is small and comfortable with nice light. It has a small desk and a screen on the window.

The space
My place is an old, unrenovated house in an exclusive suburb. The furniture is old, collected from household clean up, and I don't use chemicals in the house. The room is budget priced for the location.

Its like a share house. I clean the rooms after each guest and I clean the house once a week. I like guests who can take care of themselves, who are unfussy.

I have been renting my house for 12 years. It is full of character - with a mix of renovated and un-renovated bits. The front rooms have floorboards - some which have been re-polished after removing old carpets in the bedrooms, high ceilings some ornate. The paint is old.

In the kitchen the cabinetry and tiles are new but old lino. The ceiling needs repair. The bathroom shower and floor has been re-tiled but we still have the old large iron bath-tub. The front of the house has tall decorative ceilings. The back part of the house was extended some time in the 70's so is of that era (except the new bits in the kitchen).

The garden is in various stages of growth - it depends on how much I've been working and where in the cycle of vegie growth you stay - seedlings to seeding...... or how much rain we've had. I don't use poisons or sprays so expect a little wildlife - bees, butterflies, moths, wasps, beetles all pollinate my fruiting veggies, grass hoppers, crickets, spiders (they eat the mosquitoes), garden worms, small lizards. The birds visit for the insects, worms, hibiscus and camellias - kookaburras, magpies, indian minors and wattle birds visit daily. The possums like the backyard because we have some trees and some tasty treats in the compost and you may hear them in the garden at night.

We do not have screens on the windows and sometimes insects find their way into the house. There is nothing dangerous, but if you are scared of insects or the occasional spider, this house is not for you. Sometimes the tiny lizzards, ubiquitos to any Australian garden, makes its way into the house. I have had baby possums in my room just this season. I put him back into the ceiling, the next day he arrived at my window to say 'thankyou' and then jumped away into the bushes.

Guest access
May use all common areas including kitchen, laundry, lounge, dining and garden.

Other things to note
There are about 10 stairs from the street to the pavement, then 20 stairs from the footpath to the house. There are no locks on the bedroom doors.

Only use the washing powder provided. No fabric softener allowed.

Please make sure you read my personal profile page to ensure my space is right for you. Also currently I am not wearing a mask at home. I am happy if guests choose to do so, but there is extremely low risk in NSW regarding COVID currently. If this should change we will most likely go into lockdown again, and the NSW Government will restrict travel, so you would likely need to cancel your travel plans anyway.
The house is older style and rambling. Very spacious with separate dining, lounge, bathroom, toilet and laundry.

The room is small and comfortable with nice light. It has a small desk and a screen on the window.

The space
My place is an old, unrenovated house in an exclusive suburb. The furniture is old, collected from household clean up, and I don't use chemicals in the house. The…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 single bed

Amenities

Wi-Fi
Kitchen
Dedicated workspace
Iron
Hair dryer
Washing machine
Essentials
Heating
Smoke alarm
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Randwick, New South Wales, Australia

• Queens park opposite house.
• Centennial Park 5 min walk
• Bronte Beach 20 minute walk
• Clovelly Beach 30 minute walk
• Bus stop 5 mins walk
• Train station - 20 minute walk or 10 min by bus

Hosted by Petra

Joined in November 2015
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Hi, I love the older style of my home. The house is a rental that i have been living in for 12 years now. It's in a nice area, but we are pretty much the only unrenovated house. I am into sustainability and cutting down consumer waste so much of my furniture is rescued. At home I love my garden. I always have something on the go. This summer is tomatoes, eggplant, capsicums, zucchini and kale. There is some parsley, basil, sage, thyme and chives - feel free to help yourself and add some to your meal. I have slowly been trying different methods of garden beds to see what works - this year i have made mini Hugglekulture beds. They seem to be cracking along. We are pretty relaxed and quiet around the house. No loud music - respectful of eveyones sound space. We love to have a chat. Sometimes I play the guitar or ukulele in the garden. Out and about I love the beach, cycling, getting out to live music and shows and interesting community events. I have travelled in South East Asia, India, US and Mexico and lived in Japan for 2 years teaching English. Also currently I am not wearing a mask at home. Guests are welcome to do so. There is extremely low risk in NSW regarding COVID currently. If this should change we will most likely go into lockdown again, and the NSW Government will restrict travel, so you would likely need to cancel your travel plans anyway.
Hi, I love the older style of my home. The house is a rental that i have been living in for 12 years now. It's in a nice area, but we are pretty much the only unrenovated house. I…
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House rules
Self check-in with key safe
Not suitable for children and infants
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed
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Heights without rails or protection
Carbon monoxide detector not required Learn more