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The Rozak House - Spacious, Architectural, Natural

SuperhostLake Bennett, Northern Territory, Australia
Entire bungalow hosted by David
6 guests3 bedrooms3 beds2 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the bungalow to yourself.
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Stay at The Rozak House, one of Australia's most famous pieces of tropical architecture. Intelligently designed to communicate with the striking surroundings of Top End Australia.

It's a large tropical house that sleeps up to 6 people in two wings, with a central living pavilion & kitchen. It's 100% off-grid for sustainable living; there is no air-conditioning, but perched on a private hill the house catches all breezes.

The Rozak House is one of a kind - come, stay & experience.

The space
The elevated house is divided into three separate sections, the main living area with kitchen, dining room, and living room, and two bedroom wings, each of which has a bathroom and a full bath. There are three queen sized bed, and multiple hammocks - a deliberate part of the design, as they are the coolest and most comfortable way to sleep in the tropical conditions. The western wing also has a large desk and study area - perfect for writing.

Each section of the house is only one room deep so as to maximise breezes and provide a view from every room. It feels larger than it actually is - while only 200 square meters, it's 30 meters from end to end. The wings of the houses are connected by outside, undercover walkways. Please note there are steps unsuitable for wheelchairs, people with mobility issues or very young children.

The house breathes through slatted floors and two thirds of the walls that are made of secure screens. Large reflective roof sections overhang, blocking sun and capturing precious rain in the wet season. Water conservation is critical during the dry season.

The building can be experienced through the progression of the day. The sun wakes up and bathes the eastern sleeping wing in red morning light. Then as the day moves on, the central living pavilion captures the midday sun, powering the solar panel clad roof and storing energy for the whole house. The western sleeping wing is warmer in the afternoon but protects the rest of the house from afternoon rays.

In accordance with the philosophy of Troppo Architects - “a shelter to be able to better interact with our surroundings” - The Rozak House is perfect for people who want to experience nature and the true ecology of the Northern Territory - animal lovers, architecture buffs, or people who are looking for a getaway embedded in a unique experience of sustainable living.

The motto of the Rozak House is to 'Live Open'. We believe this is a rare opportunity to really live in the magnificent Northern Territory landscape and we strive to make your stay comfortable, memorable and exceptional.

FAQ

- This is a non-traditional building and at least two thirds of the outside walls are secure screens.
- Heavy winds and rain can penetrate the south-facing screens during the wet season.
- There is no air-conditioning, but there are fans and a pleasant breeze coming up the ridge.
- You have the whole property to yourself, but it is not completely isolated.

Guest access
Guests have exclusive access to the entire property - 61 acres of bushland, connected to the road by a long sealed driveway.

There is a large gravel parking area and around the house is mostly clear of vegetation. At this stage there are no defined walking tracks on the property and guests are advised to stay out of the surrounding bush for their own safety.

Other things to note
Remember to plan for the weather conditions.

- Drink lots of water
- Don't overdo your time in the sun
- Use insect repellent, especially around dusk and dawn
Stay at The Rozak House, one of Australia's most famous pieces of tropical architecture. Intelligently designed to communicate with the striking surroundings of Top End Australia.

It's a large tropical house that sleeps up to 6 people in two wings, with a central living pavilion & kitchen. It's 100% off-grid for sustainable living; there is no air-conditioning, but perched on a private hill the house catch…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 hammock
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 hammock
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

Amenities

Wi-Fi
Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Iron
Hair dryer
TV
Washing machine
First aid kit
Hangers
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Lake Bennett, Northern Territory, Australia

While sitting privately on top of a hill, The Rozak House, is not completely isolated. Lake Bennett is a small community, 80KM south of Darwin. Darwin has all amenities and before you leave town, it’s recommended that you prepare with your supplies. There are no shops at Lake Bennett, however the local Resort does have a restaurant and bar.

You are close to Litchfield National Park and there are a wealth of natural features and experiences to enjoy. It is easy to do daytrips to Litchfield from the house. 30 minutes south of Lake Bennett is Adelaide River which has a general store, fuel stations, and the Adelaide River Inn (Pub). The town of Batchelor is also under half an hour away at the entrance Litchfield National Park. There are a few food options at Batchelor which we will detail in the compendium for the property.
While sitting privately on top of a hill, The Rozak House, is not completely isolated. Lake Bennett is a small community, 80KM south of Darwin. Darwin has all amenities and before you leave town, it’s recommend…

Hosted by David

Joined in September 2015
  • 63 Reviews
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Co-hosts
  • Josh
  • Rita
  • Anthony
During your stay
We maintain close contact with guests, but because we don’t live on the property we will not be available to meet you when you arrive. We have a self check-in system using a key box with a code. At all stages, we are available to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable stay.

When a booking is complete we will share more information about the property. Being an off-grid, tropical property, there are some special things to consider, in particular, water consumption and being prepared to stay in a property, strongly connected to the natural environment.

Your main point of contact is Josh Barnes. Josh lives in Darwin and has been recognised by Airbnb for his hospitality. He loves the house as much as we do and we know you will be in good hands.
We maintain close contact with guests, but because we don’t live on the property we will not be available to meet you when you arrive. We have a self check-in system using a key bo…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events