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Rainforest eco chalet & breakfast on request.

SuperhostWadeville, New South Wales, Australia
Entire chalet hosted by Aurelie & Matthieu
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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Experience SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE in the RAINFOREST in our charming country style WOODEN ECO CHALET. Quiet location within 330 acres of rainforest/subtropical vegetation in the Northern Rivers Region of NSW.
IDEAL for NATURE LOVERS. Breakfast on request.

The space
You want to EXPERIENCE SOMETHING DIFFERENT? You like nature and sustainability is important to you? Book our Eco Chalet in the rainforest!

WHAT IS IT?
A charming wooden eco-chalet for a couple or a couple with a baby (baby cot available on request). This place is ideal for nature lovers or simply to leave the hustle bustle of city life. Nestled in the rainforest, this hideaway will allow you to experience sustainable lifestyle, visit the surroundings, relax in a quiet environment and just reconnect with nature.

By staying at the eco chalet, you are supporting native forest regeneration and the protection of countless species. Since we arrived in 2013, we have planted more than 1000 native trees and plan to keep going with 1000 more.

THE ECO CHALET OFFERS
- a cosy bedroom (equipped with a queen size bed, linen, blankets, chest of drawers, small fridge, desk & chairs, candles, oil diffuser... The mosquito net is cotton and mostly there for the romantic look as we don't have mosquitoes)
- a private balcony with table and sofa bed to relax.
- a private shower (we provide towels, eco friendly organic soap & shampoo at no charge.) The timer is helping to observe a 3 min shower.
- a private composting toilet (not smelly) with recycling toilet paper.
- a kitchenette with a small fridge, a 2 burner gas stove, cutlery, basic cooking equipment (pot, tea pot, plunger, pan, chopping board, crockery...), a selection of teas and coffee, recycling bins (we will ask you to take your regular waste away when checking out). WATER IS SUITABLE FOR DRINKING.

Our off the grid sustainable lifestyle is very precious to us. We therefore ask our dear guests to respect it by being WATER WISE and POWER WISE. A 3 min shower (timer in the shower) is greatly appreciated. Because we rely on solar, be aware that you can't use a kettle, a hair drier, a toaster or any other electrical device whose power consumption is too high.

A little outdoor fire pit is close to the eco-chalet and the main house (which is 15 m from the eco chalet). Feel free to ask if you'd like us to light the fire for you (fire ban permitting)!

FRENCH BREAKFAST can be offered for a small fee ($10 for 2) from 7 am to 9 am on weekdays. Times can be adjusted on the weekend. It consists of toasted organic bread with jam, our own honey, tea and coffee. Please, let us know if you want it when booking or when arriving. Breakfast will be ready to be picked up in the main house (15 m from the Eco Chalet).

NOTE TO OUR DEAR GUESTS :
Although we like the eco chalet cosy and comfortable, we wish to keep it rustic and simple so that people can reconnect with nature. We believe less is best and try to focus on the essentials to limit our Carbon footprint. It is not a luxury accommodation with swimming pool, wi-fi & air conditioning, fully equipped kitchen, TV... in the wild.
Our aim is for you to experience a sustainable lifestyle and reconnect with nature and/or your loved ones. People coming here want to experience something different from what they have at home.

A beautiful swimming hole is located 5 min drive from here if you wish to have a swim on a warm day.

Finally, our property is absolutely PET FREE and SMOKE FREE.

Guest access
Feel free to have a walk on the property, look at native trees, spend some time on the passerelle overlooking the dam, light a fire at night in the fire pits (fire ban permitting)...
Come and see us any time you need something, we will do our best to accommodate you.

Other things to note
Our philosophy is to offer you a great time and share our way of life.
There is NO MINIMUM STAY, NO ON PEAK/OFF PEAK PERIOD, and NO EXTRAS FOR CLEANING.
PLEASE, NOTE THAT PRICE IS NOT NEGOTIABLE and it is a PET and SMOKE-FREE property.
PENALTY FEES will apply if smoking occurs.
Sorry, no hair dryers, electric kettle or iron as we run on solar.
The water is totally suitable for drinking. Please, use the timer and observe a 3 min shower.
When booking with Airbnb, you accept to comply to these rules. Thank you.


You can check our other accommodation on site: https://www.airbnb.fr/rooms/7228984?s=daY6
Experience SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE in the RAINFOREST in our charming country style WOODEN ECO CHALET. Quiet location within 330 acres of rainforest/subtropical vegetation in the Northern Rivers Region of NSW.
IDEAL for NATURE LOVERS. Breakfast on request.

The space
You want to EXPERIENCE SOMETHING DIFFERENT? You like nature and sustainability is important to you? Book our Eco Chalet in the…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Smoke alarm
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Carbon monoxide alarm
Dedicated workspace
Pack ’n Play/travel crib
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
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Wadeville, New South Wales, Australia

Our neighborhood is serene, tranquil and friendly.
The Dharma Yoga centre is just next door. Sessions can be organized on request.

15 minutes drive from Nimbin & Cawongla
35 minutes drive from Uki
40 minutes drive from Lismore
45 minutes drive from Murwillumbah
1h15 drive from Gold coast/Byron Bay
2h15 drive from Brisbane

NATURAL WONDERS
Close to Border Ranges National Park.
Beautiful lookouts to take pictures.
Natural creeks, Stoney chutes and Hanging rock swimming hole close by to swim.
40 minutes drive from Mount Warning National Park.
1hr drive from Nightcap National Park.

TYPICAL VILLAGES
Nimbin and Bangalow are very nice villages to visit for their artistic and counter culture atmosphere.

MARKETS
The Channon market (craft) and Lismore car boot market (big garage sale) are must sees.

RESTAURANTS AND CAFES
Armonica pizzeria (cafe) in Nimbin
The getaway (cafe) in Kyogle)
Cawongla store (wood fired pizzas on Friday and Saturday nights)
Miss lizzies (restaurant in Lismore)
Mavis (restaurant between Uki and Murwillumbah)
Flock (cafe in Lismore)

PETROL
Mt Burrell
Nimbin
Kyogle
Lismore
Our neighborhood is serene, tranquil and friendly.
The Dharma Yoga centre is just next door. Sessions can be organized on request.

15 minutes drive from Nimbin & Cawongla
35 minutes drive…

Hosted by Aurelie & Matthieu

Joined in April 2014
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As you noticed, these names don't sound Australian. We are French family living in Australia since 2007. After a one year long trip to visit the country with our baby boy that changed our lives, we decided to settle in Australia. Family now counts two wonderful, adventurous boys and a little girl. We love nature, hiking, traveling, meeting with people, sustainability and Australia! Enjoy this unique part of the world, take time to relax and discover the countryside, but most of all, experience sustainable lifestyle and reconnect with nature!
As you noticed, these names don't sound Australian. We are French family living in Australia since 2007. After a one year long trip to visit the country with our baby boy that chan…
During your stay
Almost always, there will be someone here to greet you, show you through the accommodation and answer your questions, so welcome, feel at ease and don't hesitate to ask for anything you need (nice surrounding places, restaurants, have a walk on the property, fire wood, plant a native tree to regenerate the natural habitat... )

Want a romantic thing to do? light up the dam with a few water candles at night.
Want to leave a positive footprint or just do something different? Plant your tree with your special message whether you wish to regenerate the habitat or to celebrate something.
Don't hesitate to ask.

We have extensively travelled in Australia and are used to travelers (WHV).
As a family, our nice kids/baby will enjoy playing/interacting with you if you feel like it. We leave it up to you how much you would like to interact with us during your stay and will totally respect your privacy.

Please note : Not being a hotel, we don't consider you as customers but guests and feel a minimum of polite interactions are part of the Airbnb experience.
Don't be shy and ask if you are in need of anything, we will do our best to accommodate you. Please, come and say good bye when you are ready to leave, it is what we consider minimalistic interaction between human beings.

If you wish just a place to stay for the night without being charmed by what we offer, if you don't like nature or if you are not ready to try something different, please, don't book.
Almost always, there will be someone here to greet you, show you through the accommodation and answer your questions, so welcome, feel at ease and don't hesitate to ask for anythin…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
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
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm