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The Bus Hideaway.

Bus hosted by Emma
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the bus to yourself.
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
House rules
This place isn’t suitable for children under 12 and the host doesn’t allow pets, parties, or smoking.
Our ethos of simple and sustainable living is what inspired us to begin the journey of creating our bus home. We have up-cycled second hand materials, handmade items, sourced local products and have aimed to be conscious in our purchases to create a unique home. Much thought and creativity has gone into the custom made furniture and design layout.

This unique bush retreat is the perfect hide away. Experience bus home living.

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Email: thebushideaway@gmail.com

The space
The Bus -
Look forward to falling into a luscious king bed with a mix of linen and fair trade, organic bedding. The towels are luxurious organic, fair trade cotton. The shower is full sized and the bus has it's own composting, clean, civil looking toilet. The bus is warmed by a toasty Jotul wood fire place. There is a full kitchen if you want to cook and stay in. If you love playing music we have a guitar to play some tunes or read a book from our little library. A DVD player, screen and DVDs are available for watching movies after you have watched the sunset.

There are stunning views over the tree tops and the Tamar River with green bushland all around. Breathe in the clean crisp air while feeling secluded and peaceful.

Guest access
The Bus is all yours. A lock box will have the key for access. The old farm property that The Bus is on is yours to wander and enjoy. Please do not go into the 100 year old shearing shed nearby - but feel free to admire.

Other things to note
We accept minimum two night stays due to the remote location and the amount of cleaning required. The Bus is located half an hours drive from Launceston. It is right in the middle of the Tamar Valley.

There will NOT be fresh produce in the bus. The closest shopping centres are in Launceston (half an hour from the bus). There is a petrol station at Mt Direction about 10 mins away from the bus. Caltex on Wellington St is 24/7. Alps & Amici and the Trevallyn Grocer are both incredible little grocers with everything you could want. There are also plenty of your big grocery stores in Launceston. So stock up on all the goodness you want for your stay. We provide the basics. Coffee and coffee pot, teas, hot chocolate, sugar, oil, salt and pepper.

Hillwood strawberry farm is open November - May during the year and sells an abundance of berries, wines, chutneys, cheese, ice creams, coffee and more.

We have two small 9kg LPG gas bottles that provide The Bus with gas for hot water and the oven. Please be mindful of the length of your showers so that you do not run out of hot water.

The bus has second-hand items used throughout which adds to the character. The bus itself is second-hand and off the roads of Hobart from decades ago.

Our lovely family live nearby and share the main driveway. The bus has its own private driveway off the main driveway. It is also situated on a farm and possums are our friends out here. Spiders and mice may be about on the rare occasion. Maggie the dog from family up the road may pop down for a visit. She loves a good pat.

* All cancellations due to covid border restrictions will recieve a full refund.

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Exempt: This listing falls under the 'home sharing' exemption
Our ethos of simple and sustainable living is what inspired us to begin the journey of creating our bus home. We have up-cycled second hand materials, handmade items, sourced local products and have aimed to be conscious in our purchases to create a unique home. Much thought and creativity has gone into the custom made furniture and design layout.

This unique bush retreat is the perfect hide away. Experie…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Indoor fireplace
Dedicated workspace
Hangers
Hair dryer
Iron
Heating
Washing machine
TV

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Hillwood, Tasmania, Australia

The Bus is situated on a quiet block over looking the Tamar River in Hillwood. A small town in the Tamar Valley, home to just under 600 people. Well known for its berries and apples. It is half an hour from the city of Launceston. Two minutes drive to the Hillwood strawberry farm. A beautiful area to take a walk along the river or go fishing. There are plenty of wineries nearby as it is on the Tamar Wine route. Or visit Honey Tasmania, Seahorse world or cafes and restaurants on the drive around the Tamar. Or just simply relax and take in the stunning views.

Hosted by Emma

Joined in August 2016
  • 101 Reviews
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We live in the beautiful Tamar Valley in Tasmania and just love this home state of ours. We have three young boys that keep our days hectic and grounded. We love to travel and support local business. We believe in simple, conscious living. We love tasty, healthy food, cafes and coffee. We enjoy bushwalking, surfing, music and reading. We are passionate about creating a space for people in our Bus Home so people can stop, connect and be inspired.
We live in the beautiful Tamar Valley in Tasmania and just love this home state of ours. We have three young boys that keep our days hectic and grounded. We love to travel and supp…
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  • Lisa
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Emma is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly-rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Policy number: Exempt: This listing falls under the 'home sharing' exemption
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy