I am sorry and disappointed that Nan and Mark found my home cluttered, as most people consider it eclectic and homely. And yes, thank you, I have often been praised for being friendly, generous and helpful, and I enjoy being so. The cat and two chooks are mentioned in my profile, and like most Australian households, we have pets!! The bathroom and kitchen are scrubbed clean daily, but as Nan and Mark stayed here a couple of days before Christmas I am sorry, but the chaos was slightly higher than usual. The 'temporary guests' were my visiting family members who came around for a few hours to help cook for Christmas and to mow the lawn that day, and my daughter brought her chihuahua along.... I agree with Nan, this is NOT the house for people seeking a quiet, orderly one... rather it is more suitable to guests who appreciate the friendly, homely atmosphere we offer, who don't mind me having my possessions on view, and realise that I only charge $40 a night to reflect the fact that this is NOT a 4-star hotel, but rather a good alternative to staying at a backpackers. Guests seeking an uncluttered house that is quiet and orderly would do best to avoid mine. I suggest that they NOT seek the cheapest option available, but instead pay a lot more to stay elsewhere, where the sterile atmosphere and perfect tidiness is more to their liking and their high expectations can be met.