SVEN is a new architecturally designed solar passive home - naturally warm in winter and cool in summer. This apartment is downstairs from our family home, but has a private entrance and overlooks the garden with foraging chickens & goats. The bathroom is modern, the beds and linen luxurious. Eat out or cook here in your kitchenette, or bbq in your courtyard area. Only a 3 minute walk to Lawson train, restaurants & bars, cafes & shops. Just 200m to North Lawson Park for bushwalking. All welcome.
SVEN is a downstairs apartment below our home. We are a family with young children so at times you will hear the patter of little feet and children at play.
The space is private and quiet but not 100% sound proof, so if it's a romantic love-shack that you seek, this may not be what you are looking for!
FAMILIES: We do welcome small families, but advise that our place is very natural and in our backyard our own children take risks when they play. While we feel our place is safe and we are totally comfortable inviting other children into our space - there are big swings, slippery dips and a trampoline (pads but no net), roaming blue tongue lizards, abundant birds and bees and a farm style experience for wild little people. We do ask that you take responsibility for the "risk" in allowing your children to play here.
The Solar passive design of our place allows natural light to warm the space in winter, and good insulation and concrete floors keep the rooms cool in summer. The apartment is not air conditioned but keeps cool with doors and windows closed and a fan for air circulation. In winter the floors are heated with a hydronic heating in the floor which is solar powered. Our electricity is generated by a 5kw solar system and the hot water is also solar heated.
Tilgang for gjester
On arrival you will find the keys in a key box to allow you easy access even when we cannot be there to meet you.
We supply tea, fresh coffee beans, milk, butter, jam, bread and freshly laid organic eggs for your breakfast.
Guests are welcome to enjoy our back yard and pick herbs and vegetables from the garden.
There is no access to laundry facilities, but we do provide a clothes airer, iron and ironing board.
There is plenty of on and off street parking and we are located in a very quiet safe neighbourhood.
Interaksjon med Gjester
We lead busy lives, but are friendly and helpful and happy to answer any questions you may have.
We provide an information folder which answers most visitors questions and provides recommendations for places to eat, shop and explore.
Andre ting å merke seg
This room is not air conditioned, it is however naturally cool, and we provide a fan for extremely hot days.
- My goats are and chickens are friendly, but please don't enter the paddock or open the gate. They love to be fed fruit, vegetables and grass and do not bite.
- Our Children. I ask that guests do not engage my children in conversation. My children will wave and say "hi!" but I do not encourage them to start conversations with guests. For your privacy and ours, we hope you understand.
- Our Neighbours. We are a quiet neighbourhood and like quiet peaceful guests. We ask that voices and music be kept quiet after 10pm if outside.
I'm a quietly friendly host and guest. I enjoy my peaceful surroundings as an artist, gardener and mother. It's a pleasure to share my space with other friendly respectful people. I am a lover of the earth and its creatures, so you will find only natural materials and products in my home and garden. I love to travel, so when you stay with me I'm very happy to share my local knowledge so you can best enjoy your time in the beautiful Blue Mountains.