Hi I'm Kirsten. I am an artist and teacher living in vibrant Preston.
My 2 bedroom unit is on a quiet street just off the Gilbert Road Tram which takes 35 mins into the city. My unit has got central heating, has lots of natural light and is situated on a quiet street that is a 5 mins walk to tram stop 45 on Gilbert Road.
I am a 15 min walk to Preston market open Wednesdays to Saturdays, great fresh produce and atmosphere. I love walking there on a Saturday and cooking afterwards. My unit is decorated eclectically with artwork. I enjoy making art, going to galleries, local Bikram yoga and meditation.
I have done lots of travel myself and am keen to meet like minded individuals who are keen to explore the wonders of my favorite city, Melbourne. I have travelled to South East Asia, Africa, USA, Europe and lived in Japan. I have lots of international friends who I have hosted and I've got plenty of ideas of what to do and see here.
I am about a 25 min taxi from the airport which is about $35. Also a 15 min walk to Preston station. Merri Creek, Coburg Trash and Treasure Market, local cafes and yoga studios are short walks away. I love making ceramics, sculpture and jewellery from my home studio. I also love music and am a short tram ride to Northcote Social Club or Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.
Kirsten's place is great! Very clean and cozy. She replied immediately on a short notice and was warm and welcoming. We had a good chat over tea and she gave me tips regarding the type of work I am looking for. Would highly recommend and would definitely stay again!
Kirsten is an ideal host who is very kind and thoughtful. She even invited me to a BBQ with some of her friends. A great way to be introduced to Melbourne and the community of lovely people here. Very clean house and a quiet neighborhood as well.
Kirsten is very considerate and kind. She took care of me and helped me a lot. I stayed almost 1 week and I really appreciated to stay at her home and discuss with her. She gave me good advises to visit Melbourne. The house is well located, clean and comfortable. A very nice stay thanks to a very nice host !
Kirsten was a very friendly host. Her place was great and had easy access to the city by tram. We enjoyed our time in Melbourne and would recommend Kirsten as a host at any time! Thanks a lot!
Kirsten was a wonderful host - we had great conversations with her! She told us about all the interesting places that he we would have missed without her information.
Also the apartment is amazing. It's very cosy and we loved her artworks. It is really easy to get into the city with the tram and you we got to see a lovely, very creative suburb of melbourne. We would definitely come again!!! Thank you so much Kirsten :)
the place is comfy, best of all, kirsten left her house to me as she was away. although it's not a big house but it's near amenities such as fish n chips and a grocery store. all these and a tram stop is just 5 to 7 minutes away. it will take about 30 minutes to city. but it's all worthwhile. you get to experience how people in the suburb live. the decoration is fine with surreality. kirsten has exhibited an unique flair in her house decoration. overall, a 7.5 out of 10.
Kirsten was a lovely guest. She replied very quickly for a stay in the same day, so actually she saved my night in Melbourne!!
She made everything possible to make my stay comfy, had warm and interesting conversation, gave good advises for my stay in the city, allowed me to pick my luggage later during the day...
The city center is around 40 min by tram with the stop close to the house. She explained perfectly everything I needed and where to go.
Thank you, Kirsten!
Location are very near to town. Everything was convenient. Kirsten was friendly and helpful.
Kirsten is a really nice host, and is very flexible in check-in times and other stuff. I didn't get to see her much - my bad, I've been out till quite late all the time, but she is cool with that too. When I mentioned to Kirsten that I needed to do a laundry, she put all the settings in for me so that I could do the laundry even when she is out! Her place is exactly like what is on the pictures, very clean and artistic. I had an awesome stay with Kirsten and would love to see her again next time when I go to Melbourne.
Me and my girlfriend stayed at Kirsten's lovely cozy house for 6 nights. It was wonderful experience and so convinient to get around Melbourne.
Kirsten's house is very comfortable. The firm mattress and the memory pillow made me feel like home. If you love arts and beautiful decos, you will find lots of surprises in the house.
Kirsten is very welcoming and helpful. She provided public transport map and event guidebook in Melbourne when we arrived. Whenever we had any questions, shr magically always knew the answers.
The location is not far away from big urban market which is open from Thur-Sat, Preston Market. You will find all the grocery stuff, fresh fruits and market food there.
I highly recommend Kirsten's wonderful house.