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1 Bed

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About This Listing

A compact studio in the back garden. A heavily renovated old 1930s garden shed actually, about 4x2m in size with a deck of similar size in front facing the north (sun).

Contains a sofa bed not a bed bed, albeit the most comfy sofa bed I could find.

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The cubby and studio (from front)

The cubby and studio (from front)

The Space
Bed type: Pull-out Sofa
Property type: House
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 0.5
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Other pet(s)


Cleaning Fee: $16
Weekly Price: $237 /week
Monthly Price: $788 /month
Cancellation: Flexible


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1 night minimum stay
Cubby and studio (from side)

Cubby and studio (from side)

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From Berlin, Germany · April 2015

From Germany · March 2015

From Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia · March 2015

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From Manly, Australia · February 2015
Response from Bernd:

Yes, the bed is a compromise, I agree. Alas it's such a small space while we have mused over a real bed, we want to keep it more multifunctional and a double bed would almost fill the studio! It is compact ;-).

And so as sofa beds go, this one is a little smaller than a double, but they all were when I went shopping and we three other style sin the house to base our experience on and they tend never to be, a bed.

Shopping for the best one we could find I was reminded of those we already have as I tried them out one by one with Dani smiling as I lay down and rolled around, and I was reminded of Goldilocks and this one was too hard, and this one too soft, and this one too lumpy and this one too ... and I admit if you can find one that's just right you hit the sofa bed jackpot, but I worry that "just right" is going to be one of those, can't please all of the people things.

Notably because I personally favour stiffer rather than softer beds and Meaghan's experience reminds me that this bias may have affected our shopping choice mildly. But to its credit this sofa bed is uniformly flat and a little firm, and has no lumpy structural bit down the middle or across it.

Still the very last thing we ever want is a surprise, and hence I value honest reviews like this immensely and we went to some lengths to make sure we are clear in the description that it's a sofa bed and listed the dimensions and the dimensions of a double, but I am reminded that the photos need updating as they are of the previous sofa bed, which most agreed was less comfortable! But which is still available in our home ;-). It had a lumpy wooden edge a third away the length, alas.

So on my todo list is to update photos.

February 2015

From Tijuana, Mexico · February 2015

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About the Host, Bernd

Hobart, Australia
Member since December 2011
Response rate: 100% (last 10 contacts)
Response time: within a few hours

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