A simple, self-contained studio apartment, in the only 19th century farmhouse left along Hobart's historic Rivulet. From here it's 200m to the South Hobart village, and a gentle 2km walk to the city, Salamanca Place, the docks, and the MONA ferry.
Your Room will be a surprising escape so close to the city of Hobart. On the north side of the Hobart Rivulet, away from any noise of passing traffic, the old farmhouse has extensive gardens, both kitchen and ornamental.
The property was established in 1838. For 100 years or more the land was used as a market garden and orchard. The house was built in 1890.
Today the orchard is replaced by a eucalypt forest, which is home to many native animals, the Bennett's wallaby, brushtail possum, and a dizzying array of birds.
The Room is part of a recent addition to the old farmhouse. It is self-contained, and at ground level (no steps). It includes a bedroom and living / eating area, a shower room, and a separate toilet with basin.
The kitchen is equipped for simple meal preparation, with kettle and toaster, microwave and small refrigerator. A range of teas, coffee and other kitchen basics are provided. Also, gas barbeque is located in the adjacent outdoor covered area.
You will sleep in a queen-bed, with latex mattress. A portacot or folding bed for a young child can be arranged.
Your online access is via a secure wireless network. The Room has a Smart-TV (with Netflix, iView, SBSonDemand etc), and bedside USB charging ports for smartphones or tablets. An ergonomic (computer) chair is available.
You are welcome to make use of the laundry (washing machine etc) in the main house.
The property has extensive off-street parking, and the yard is fully fenced.
The Room adjoins the main house, but is entirely separate, with its own, private entrance. However, since I work from home, I can easily be available to guests, and am happy to field questions and help with arrangements too.
People who like to smoke are welcome, but please do NOT smoke inside the room or house. There is a sheltered outdoor area for smoking, or in the garden.
I have lived at this address in South Hobart for 30 years, and raised a family here.
I am a writer for film and interactive media. I work and study at the University of Tasmania. I am researching Tasmania's convict and colonial history.
I have two adult daughters who still (sometimes) live here at the family home. We have a big garden, and like to grow our own food. We also share our home with two cats (Nellie and Sid), and a dog (Manny) .