Platypus Pad, secluded garden, fernery, frog ponds


Tiny house hosted by Vivienne

4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 4 beds, 1 bath
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The Platypus Pad is a fully self contained platypus themed 'tiny home' hidden away in leafy Park Grove. It's set back from the road, in its own secluded garden, well behind the primary residence. It has a fernery, frog and fish ponds, fountains, deck & covered BBQ area. The owner runs Wild Platypus, conducting local platypus tours. This accommodation is used by wildlife film makers, photographers & biologists - guests are most welcome. The garden is full of herbs & Tasmanian wild food plants.

The space
The PLATYPUS PAD is a fun, modern and fully self contained 'tiny home' i.e a converted 20ft shipping container. It is PLATYPUS themed throughout. The custom made 'platypus nest' forms the bed. It is double bed width, but queen bed length. Sofa bed cushions & armrests make it an extremely comfortable sofa by day. TV, wifi and netflix are available. A comfortable dining area, or workspace, overlooks the secluded garden. A good sized fridge/freezer, convection microwave oven, double glass hotplates and electric skillet complete the kitchen. A washing machine, and ensuite with spacious shower make for easy living. A clothes airer is provided, and use of a clothes dryer free of charge is available upon request. The tiny home is fully insulated, with double glazed windows and door for extra soundproofing. It has a reverse cycle air-conditioner, to keep it cool in summer and cosy and warm in winter. It is solar powered, and we use mostly eco-friendly cleaning products. It has been designed to be extremely energy efficient and environmentally conscious.

The BURROW - is a novel platypus burrow themed extension that provides sleeping for an additional 2 people, within a custom built camper. The space contains 2 single beds, and has ample storage for suitcases and gear.

The CUB-LOUNGE - is a relaxing space to watch the birds, sunset, or stars.

The undercover BBQ area has a BBQ, table and chairs for guests enjoyment.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 double bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Luggage dropoff allowed

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Where you’ll be

Park Grove, Tasmania, Australia

A leafy, quiet established area of the city, close to the CBD and Burnie Park.

Hosted by Vivienne

Joined in November 2019
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I'm the principal of WILD PLATYPUS an ecotourism business in Burnie providing platypus and wildife tours, and the owner of the Platypus Pad. I have a long history in wildlife consulting, ecotourism and conservation. I'm the founder and coordinator of 'Friends of Fernglade' and of the 'Tasmanian Platypus Conservation Group'.
I'm the principal of WILD PLATYPUS an ecotourism business in Burnie providing platypus and wildife tours, and the owner of the Platypus Pad. I have a long history in wildlife consu…

During your stay

The owners are more than happy to interact with guests, and provide wildlife information - if invited to. Guests are also invited to request complete privacy, and this will happily be respected and provided.
  • Policy number: Exempt: This listing falls under the 'home sharing' exemption
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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