About this listing
My house is an old shop front that used to be a newsagent. Most Thursdays to Saturdays I turn it into a space (aptly named "The Newsagency") for solo/duo/bands to come and perform. I live behind it in a 2 bedroom apartment.
My house is an old shop front that used to be a newsagent. Most Thursdays to Saturdays I turn it into a space (aptly named "The Newsagency") for solo/duo/bands to come and perform.
Down the back there is a two bedroom apartment with kitchen, (tiny) bathroom, courtyard and office/sun room.
The office/sunroom has a sofa bed that is available for short stay accomodation. Ideal for backpackers or even touring musicians needing somewhere over night.
There is a bus stop right at the front door or a 20 minute walk to Newtown station and plenty of street parking. There is a beautiful park with a gym and swimming pool directly opposite and one of the hippest pubs in Sydney across the road. Cafes, shopping centre, Addison Rd Markets and great small bars are all within walking distance too.
This is not your normal living arrangement but it's THE perfect place for creative people or night owls who love live music or want to be in a good vibe. I try and make shows finish at the very latest 12am. I do most of my work from home (I'm a freelance musician as well as venue operator) so I'm fairly flexible with my time so will most likely be about to help make your holiday in Sydney super fun!
Kitchen (Eating out advised though!)
Bar Fridge located in your room for food/drinks
Interaction with Guests
I love meeting new people so I do try and be there whenever I can to meet my guests. My presence is subject to touring and other work commitments. Rest assured I'll always have someone to welcome you into the space.
It's a beautiful community with everything you need at your fingertips. I love that I can walk across the road to The Vic and meet a new friend. I love the park across the road and the cafe's down the street.
An easy bus ride into the city/Circular Quay
Bus stop right outside my house.
Otherwise you can hail a cab right outside or Newtown or Sydenham train station 20 minutes walk away
Other Things to Note
Please keep in mind cockroaches, I do my very best to rid the house of them but they are a common problem in NSW - particularly around Marrickville AND near food places (like pizza places)
Treat those how you'd like to be treated. Clean up after yourself. Pretty simple really.
Please respect my need to use the desk in your room. I mostly work Tuesdays- Fridays 12pm- 5pm
No smoking except in the courtyard.