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Eco self contained 6 square cottage

4.93(111)SuperhostWestbury, Tasmania, Australia
Entire cottage hosted by Marg
3 guests1 bedroom2 beds1.5 baths
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This mini house was our trial run in building our main home using passive house principles. We are approx 1 km from the centre of Westbury. The cottage is suitable for a couple, however the extra single bed does enable some flexibility for guests. We charge $20.00 for use of the extra bed. (i.e. f you wish to use both beds, the site requires you to book for 3 people.)
Due to the coronavirus, we’re taking extra care to disinfect frequently touched surfaces between reservations.

The space
We have been interested in sustainable architecture and design since the 70s and have finally managed to realise our vision of creating an ecologically friendly homestead, using double glazed windows and
a German-designed breathable membrane with ducted air system in the walls and ceiling of the buildings to maximise thermal efficiency and reduce our carbon footprint.

Guest access
The 12 acre property is still in the process of being developed. We have planted windbreaks and the landscaping is in process. Guests are welcome to walk around the property and soak up the healing energies.

Other things to note
An inflatable toddler mattress is available if required.
If guests wish to cook for themselves, there are complimentary herbs and vegetables, subject to seasonal availability.
We are perfectly situated for access to Agfest and Deloraine Craft Fair.

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Exempt: This listing falls under the 'home sharing' exemption
This mini house was our trial run in building our main home using passive house principles. We are approx 1 km from the centre of Westbury. The cottage is suitable for a couple, however the extra single bed does enable some flexibility for guests. We charge $20.00 for use of the extra bed. (i.e. f you wish to use both beds, the site requires you to book for 3 people.)
Due to the coronavirus, we’re taking extra c…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Washing machine
Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Breakfast
TV
Pay TV
Heating
Smoke alarm
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Westbury, Tasmania, Australia

The quaint little village of Westbury, centrally located in the Northern Tasmania, is the perfect base from which to explore Launceston, Devonport, the Tamar wineries, Cradle Mountain, the Mole Creek Caves, the Northwest, and, of course our local attractions.
•Nestled under the Great Western Tiers, Westbury is a classic Georgian village, surrounded by hedgerows and bursting with old English charm. It was established in the 1820's as a garrison town, and many of these buildings are still in evidence. Today Westbury is a classified historic town with plenty of attractions and charm.
These include:
•The stately Fitzpatrick’s Inn with its quaint little bar.
•The picturesque English style Village Green.
•The Westbury Maze and Cafe, a traditional hedge maze with over 1 km of pathways.
• Pearn's Steam World, a collection of over 200 examples of historic agricultural machinery. Houses one of the largest collections of working steam engines in the world.
•John Temple's Gallery where you will find quality photographs from all over Tasmania.
•1840s White House Bakery at the southern end of the Village green.
•Anglican Church where there are 13 examples of Nellie Payne’s wood carvings.
•A short drive to Carrick where you will find the Copper Art Gallery.


Westbury is a 25-min drive (34 km) west of Launceston and 45 min drive to the Spirit of Tasmania ferry sailing from Devonport.
The quaint little village of Westbury, centrally located in the Northern Tasmania, is the perfect base from which to explore Launceston, Devonport, the Tamar wineries, Cradle Mountain, the Mole Creek Caves, the…

Hosted by Marg

Joined in March 2015
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Ian and I are retired teachers and this property is our retirement "project"! We were looking for 1 acre, north facing, gentle slope, close to amenities etc (and I had "bicycle ride to a cappachino" on my list as well. ) Long story, but the block of 12 acres found us! We built in stages: shed, workshop, garage, somewhere to live while we built the main house, landscaping, tree planting, walled garden, summer house, labyrinth and have started my "she cave" recently. The main house is nearly finished , however the whole project is still a work in progress. We are still teaching and sharing information with others who want to reduce their heating costs, grow their own food and leave a smaller footprint on our planet. Life is pretty full and we feel blessed to have this opportunity to share our lifestyle with others.
Ian and I are retired teachers and this property is our retirement "project"! We were looking for 1 acre, north facing, gentle slope, close to amenities etc (and I had "bicycle rid…
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As this is an experimental build, we are happy to share information and experiences of building using passive house principles and provide a 'try before you buy' opportunity.
Marg is a Superhost
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  • Policy number: Exempt: This listing falls under the 'home sharing' exemption
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Check-in: After 4:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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