The Space Our property "Tianjara" is set in 25 acres of secluded rainforest, yet only a few minutes drive from glorious beaches. Smiths Lake is at the end of the road, and there are lakes, rivers and National Parks a short drive away. Our hand-crafted mud brick home is near the Barn but you are completely private and peaceful. We lived in the Barn when we were building our mud-brick house. We have made many improvements on what was once a very basic rural shed and it is now a rustic but very comfortable and stylish space, a relaxed rural retreat, great for families.
You will hear no traffic, just the sounds of nature. We designed our place to to have minimal impact on the environment, without sacrificing comfort. So we are self-sufficient in electricity and water, and manage waste with dry composting toilets. The one on the Barn is OUTSIDE!
We keep chickens and roosters, we grow fruit and vegetables, and enjoy a quiet sustainable lifestyle. Guest Access The barn is the retro-fitted shed that we lived in while we built the house. We have made a lot of improvements, trying to include everything we can think of to make your stay a pleasant one. Set in its own surrounding yard, the space is all yours! You are fully self-contained in a simple, stylish comfortable place, where you can enjoy a taste of alternative country living, with everything you need, including toiletries. All linen is provided, the kitchen is simple but well-equipped. There is a fly-screened outdoor living room with a gas BBQ.
There is also an undercover area where you can store your surfboards, bicycles and beach toys,
You can enjoy walking around our property and visiting the chooks and horses. Some guests like to come at feeding time and help with the animals. Interaction with Guests We take our cues from you! We are here if you need us, but will leave you alone if you prefer privacy. Judy works at the local Visitor Centre and has a lot of local knowledge. We have lived here since 1998 and know the area really well. The Neighborhood We don't have neighbours, it's quiet and secluded, but just a few kilometers away you have Pacific Palms, with iconic beaches, good restaurants and cafes, and a huge array of outdoor nature-based activities. This is a really good place for surfing, fishing, bird watching, mountain-biking, or just doing nothing.except read a good book Getting Around There are buses three times a day from Newcastle or Taree, but you really do need a car to get around. Other Things to Note We don't have television, there is limited mobile coverage, and no WiFi. We provide an ethernet cable which fits a laptop
This is your chance to get away from it all, maybe have a screen-free holiday! In spite of the lack of these modern amenities, our guests love it here. ...