Share with a performer / artist from Australia and a very happy dog. We are queer friendly, kid friendly, just about every kind of friendly :}
Lovely private room with view of garden and pool :)
Delicious meals to share!
Double story house (Queenslander) with air con in bedrooms, wi fi, washing machine, guest computer and printer & coffee machine!
The house is 4.5km from the town centre, in a multicultural neighbourhood close to the Botanic Gardens.
Queen bed in a sweet room with air con overlooking a lush tropical garden. House is fully fenced and secure, in a quiet street. Wifi, washing machine, computer and printer use all included. Gorgeous pool with waterfall.
Quickest and easiest way to get here from the airport is by taxi or uber - around $20 - $30 - and I can often pick guests up from the airport or station, depending on my work schedule.
The bus stop is around the corner, and takes 20 minutes to or from town.
Reef and rainforest trips all depart from town.
Expect lots of artworks, musical instruments, movie nights and an occasional rehearsal! I keep my home clean and my garden fruitful - herbs, veggies and fruit trees out front, tropical forest plants out back. We are breeding the endangered Cairns Birdwing Butterfly in our back yard!
While you are here, you are one of the family. Breakfast is included in the room rate, and if you would like to share other meals with us you are welcome - I just ask that you contribute something to the kitchen in return :} If you prefer to eat out or to cook for yourself that is also perfectly fine.
I walk every day, and we quite often do day trips to beautiful local forests, markets and festivals. Guests are welcome to join us on our outings. We are involved in the arts, and you are also welcome to join us at theatre, music and visual arts events. Be as social, or as reclusive, as you feel - this is your home for the time being. Come and stay!
There is a bicycle that guests can borrow to get around.
Guests are welcome to use all the household amenities: pool, washing machine, computer and printer, kitchen, TV and X Box, musical instruments, games - anything that is kept in shared areas is for sharing!
Interaction with guests
I work from home, and am usually on hand to answer questions or give local tips. We like to share meals with our guests, and to spend time having fun.
Other things to note
The garden is full of flowers, butterflies and beautiful birds. We grow our own herbs and spices.
no shoes and no smoking indoors! Shoes and smoking outdoors is fine :'}
No food in the bedrooms.
Far North Queensland is full of wildlife, and the wildlife will come into your bedroom if you have food in it!
Zelda: fun loving, out going, hard working, nature loving!
Full time artist / performer / mother. I have travelled in Asia, Africa, Europe and Polynesia, and have stayed in 5 star hotels as well as grass huts. I have a keen interest in other cultures, and have spent most of my travelling years engaging in cultural and intellectual exchange. I understand the needs of travelers, and can offer you a peaceful and nourishing space in which to relax and rejuvenate, or to explore all the amazing natural beauty of the area. as a culture maker, I am in touch with arts events around tpwn, and can point you to the local punk band, newest fashion labels, indigenous gallery or string quartet - Cairns has a thriving arts community!
Oli: computer nerd, cheeky, funny, inventive
Maxi: adored hound, basking in the joys of being canine