About This Listing
The circle in the front garden of the main residence. A nice space to walk to and sit and recharge with the energy. Ceremony is held here regularly.
Songdahla Studio is a quaint and basically furnished shed with 3 separate rooms available for rental. 1 double & 1 queen & a meditation area with a single bed available. The bathroom is shared space with all 3 rooms. The rooms can be rented together or separately.
Songdahla studio is situated on 2 and a half acres and set a short distance away from the main residence. The residence facilitates a Oneness Sanctuary and it's a great place to just BE in the energy and quiet. If workshops need a larger area the temple may be negotiated to hire in the main house.
There are places for inner reflection in the peaceful surroundings. The shed is a great place to meditate facilitate daily yoga practices or hold small group workshop (Maximum of 12 people - hire of venue P.O.A.) The price may be negotiated for whole shed rental if you wish to facilitate a small workshop with groups of up to 12. Ideal for meditation & yoga. Quiet space outdoors to connect alone or as a group also. There is an outdoor BBQ and sitting space ideal for writing, painting, reading etc. The shed is attached to a rainwater tank and during the colder months there is an outdoor fireplace to sit by. You feel like you are in the middle of nowhere yet connected to ALL. The best part is you are 1 minute off the expressway and you would never know it!
There are king parrots, kookaburras, Bower birds ,and we even have our own bower in the gardens for you to view, a tree/bushland outlook nestled in the side of a hill with the sound of the bell birds as natures music. You may choose to book a sacred energy balance, a sound healing, DNA activation, crystal healing ($70 for session) and/or receive a gift of a Oneness blessing from your hosts. Often if you need a specific healing modality we can try to organise them eg massage, reflexology, kinesiology, hot rock massage etc.
After a healing /energy session there are places to sit, meditate and contemplate .
You may choose to simply BE in the energy and space -a healing opportunity in nature with strong elemental energies. Fountains, large loving rocks, crystals and heart opening energies are all found here. The gardens are a work in progress and each time you visit you will see the changes as our plans grow and come into BEING. Often music is played live and you are welcome to jam, join in Kirtan or just absorb the healing sounds. A place where you can mingle or simply enjoy the solitude with nature that is offered in plenty.
Close to Tuggerah Station and near the expressway halfway between Sydney and Newcastle, Parking available. An easy place to stop over if traveling north or south. Just 15 minutes to the beautiful central coast beaches and 5 minutes to the lake. great places to visit are Shelley beach - nice cafe there, The Entrance with an array of cafe style eating spots and the daily pelican feeding, Mingara club for a meal &/or entertainment or not far from the HUNTER VALLEY and the vineyards. The Forrest of Tranquility is 10 minutes down the road by car for a bush walk at Ourimbah. We are close to Amazement at Wyong Creek if you want a cafe breakfast or lunch and to see the animals and mazes. We are a perfect destination to get to late at night- just 1 minute off the expressway. All easily accessed by car. We are not really setup for easy walking -there are no footpaths to the shops or station. Taxi's would be necessary Ph: 131 008 .
You may receive a visit from our resident hens Gerty and Daisy, Our cat Emma or dog Ode... all friendly and love a chat and some love. The shed is in the bush so sometimes little natives pop in for a visit too.
Breakfast products are provided on request and include cereal, toast, tea, coffee and fruit. The kitchenette is very basic for teas and coffees and a fridge to store salad items and meat for the BBQ. A small microwave is available but no stove . Plates are available but the shed is set up for pre-prepared food. It is more a picnic style arrangement.
Rustic shed can accommodate 5 people with 3 rooms and 3 beds. There are shops nearby with Westfield as our corner shops, places to visit,cafes and all it offers - movie theaters, restaurants and banks, shops, food halls etc
PS...If Bruce is about request one of his Divine cappuccino's! He makes dandelion cuppas too. Yummy!!
I cant always answer my phone during Mon-Wed work hours so usually can only respond after 4pm or before 7.30am on those days.
Blessings Always, safe travels and may wherever you choose to stay be divinely perfect for you
Namaste Dianne & Bruce.
BBQ, All shed amenities, DVD and CD player
Interaction with Guests
Bruce and I are happy to leave you in your own space. If you need us just text and we will help you out. If you want to join us for a meditation or some music then simply let us know and we can make that happen too. We are happy for you to come and have a cuppa with us but the shed usually supplies all your needs without us around.
We are literally seconds off the motorway . It is a quiet little road with bush around. A safe area and a nice place to rest up.
It is more convenient with a car to get about from the rustic shed.
Peaceful existence and Harmony with your surroundings, please treat our wonderful space as you would your own home, as indeed, this is our home.
Please ensure you use the designated bedroom provided and setup for your arrival, if you use another bed or bedroom additional charges will be incurred unless by prior arrangement.
One gas bottle is provided for the BBQ, if you run out of gas we have a spare at an additional cost of $25.
If you have visiting animals we ask you to place a towel of your own or suitable cover on the furniture or floor and to clean up their droppings from around the shed area.
Unless by prior arrangement it is not acceptable to use the shed rubbish bins for accumulated rubbish before flying out of the country. Please ensure the bin is put out for Tuesday night pickups.
Please ensure you strip the beds and put all dirty linen in the bathroom ready for washing on the morning you leave the shed.
Thank you for washing up and for leaving the shed all tidy and clean as you found it.
(Failure to follow the house rules will incur an additional fee)
Please ensure if you bring additional guests to stay you leave the $30 per person before leaving (can be left with the keys). Ensure the keys are left on the breakfast bar before you go.
We trust you have a pleasant and relaxing stay and look forward to your review :)
Lovely place, nothing fancy (rustic, just as described) but perfect for our trip and we had everything we needed, thanks Dianne for your hospitality.
Ristic Shed is hide in the trees, what give you peaceful and quiet time.
Dianne prepare everything for our arrival and give us as much privacy as we wanted.
Shed has very specific decoration which want you to stay longer and enjoy your time.
I hope that one day we will be back.
It was a lovely experience staying in dianne's shed. We had everything we need. We loved the atmosphere, the shed was very relaxing and quiet. As it was raining the all weekend, we stayed at the shed watching her nice selection of DVD and relaxing in the confortable sofa. Dianne also gave us an extra heater, so we were feeling very good. We recommand anyone who want to have a quiet and relaxing experience to stay at the shed.
My stay at the Rustic Shed was everything I hoped and more. There's a real energy and vibe that you notice as soon as you arrive. There was incense to set the mood, a well stocked fridge with all the things you need for breakfast and a vast array of teas and coffee. I chose the Rustic Shed as a real break from civilisation so that I could do some writing and I was able to seclude myself and focus on my work in the peaceful surrounds, with just birdsong as my soundtrack. At the same time Dianne made sure she let me know that I was welcome to pop down and say hello to them and have a cappucino if I wanted.
The shed is incredibly spacious and could easily sleep a group comfortably. I could easily imagine the communal space as a place to share ideas and thoughts together and hope to return with friends one day.
The great thing is shops and other attractions are close by if required and when it was time to head home it's only a few minutes before you hit the highway - surprising when you feel so far away from it all! I had a wonderfully productive weekend - just what I hoped for.
We had a really great nights stay at the shed! We just needed a quick place to crash while on our Roadtrip through and this was absolutely perfect. The bed was amazing, we were greeted with beautiful, tranquil music and an abundance of snacks as well. We will definitely stay here again on our trip back through.
Even though we only got to sleep at Dianne's the space was incredibly healing. Slept like a log! :) Thank you Dianne for providing such a lovely space, would love to come back and enjoy some meditation!
Dianne was extremely thoughtful and kind - running over amidst strong downpour to light a little candle for our arrival, as there was a power outage due to a storm. The shed is well catered for, with everything that you could need! We would love to have stayed for longer!
About the Host, Dianne
I facilitate Meditations and sing with my partner Bruce. We run a Oneness Sanctuary and enjoy Kirtan and music with feel good messages.
Within the grounds of our home you will find spaces for peace and harmony.
Staying with us will provide you with a place and space to BE what ever you choose to be. In solitude, private, friendly, sharing or just in the flow.
We love animals and have a cat and dog on our property. Our aim is to be the best we can be .
Music is integral in our lives.