1. Australia
  2. NSW
  3. North Coast
  4. Bellingen
  5. #187313

'Kalang Mud' a mudbrick home

House, Bellingen

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Min 3 nights stay

6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bathroom

Description

Come and enjoy a stay in our beautiful home.

Thirty years ago we were young and had a dream; to leave the city behind, design and build a mud home in the bush and have a few kids. So we moved to the Bellingen valley and did just that. Now the kids all live in the city and the trees we planted are full of fruit, the bedrooms are empty and we would like others to enjoy the place as we do.

Our unique property is just 6 km from the Bellingen township, with its vibrant country cosmopolitan atmosphere, full of music, art and small town friendly quirkiness, backed up with fabulous food, coffee and our very special open air markets, music festivals and camp creative.

Our home is a constant changing art work, always full of our festival and party sculptures, crazy dress up costumes hide in corners and cupboards, pottery, paintings and handmade stuff everywhere. There is even a 5 metre dragon living in the ceiling.

We hand built every brick, scrounged every window and door from the wreckers yards and put it altogether with attitude. The property sits on 4 acres on the Kalang River, the gardens are lush and green with sculptures and seasonal surprises everywhere. The bird life is awesome, Black Cockatoos live here all year, King parrots visit whenever there is fruit on the trees, Regent Bower birds, Kingfishers and our own resident pair of Buff-banded rails, just to name a few.

So if you’re looking for that unusual holiday stay, give us a try, our house offers many surprises. You can camp out down by the river, get up early to quietly look for our neighbourhood platypus. Sleep in late and listen to the birds and the quiet of the morning. You will always find a comfy place to sit, we have an abundance of couches and chairs in the sun, shade, or around our French pot belly.

We offer our home just as we use it, with its relaxed comfort and wish you to feel at home during your stay. If you're looking for a freedom furniture trendy retreat with manicured lawns, sparkling windows and rolled up towels this is not for you. The planet is too fragile to keep up with the latest trends in home wares, just use and enjoy our second hand and recycled stuff.

This home is available as a whole house suitable for 2 couples or a family up to five or six. For a single couple there is a separate cottage on the property listed separately as ‘Mud brick & Stone Hideaway’.

Guest Access

This two story mud brick home has; master bedroom with a queen bed, views to the river, ceiling fan and vanity. The second bedroom has a queen bed and a king single, a large opening roof window and ceiling fan. The third bedroom has a king single and also a ceiling fan. Upstairs also has an office area with a large very tame dragon hanging from the rafters.

Downstairs the lounge has leather couches and a fold out double day bed all set around a pot belly stove. There is a Smart HD TV, stereo and a collection of music, books and games. There is wireless internet access available but mobile phone coverage is limited.

The large eat in kitchen with table setting for 6, every utensil and appliance you would need no dish washer and we leave a full pantry that includes a large range of spices, sauces and much of what ever you would normally or perhaps not normally keep in the cupboard, so you don’t have to shop for every single thing to cook up a great meal. Gas hotplates, electric oven and an outside eating area with BBQ and an open outside fire place, eat or relax outside under the lush grape vine, which is the coolest place to hang out on summer nights.

Our old fashioned bathroom has a claw foot cast iron tub and a large shower, our unique outside loo has a view. All water for house is from the river and fed through a 3 stage UV filter system, ensuring chemical and bacteria free water from every tap. All hot water is solar heated, with a large capacity and emergency electric backup for rainy days.

Interaction with Guests and House Rules

We try to be thoughtful hosts and be there if you need us for anything and stay away if you don't. However we are always up for a chat, a cuppa or can show you around if you want, its up to you.

Rules:

No smoking inside.

No pets.

No entry to workshop areas.

Features

Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Parking, Washing machine

Books Ceiling fan Child's high chair Clothes dryer Cot Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils DVD player Eco-Friendly Fireplace Games Garage Hair dryer Heating Internet access Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Living room Outdoor grill Oven Pantry items Parking Refrigerator Stereo Stove Television Toaster Towels provided Toys Washing machine
'Kalang Mud' a mudbrick home is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect picturebook cottage and distance to Bello We stayed for 5 nights at the mudbrick cottage and it is a fantastic place for families or couples if they want a bit more space. The cottage is truly "picturebook" lovely, superb mudbrick construction keep it warm in Winter (loved the fireplace) and I suspect cool in Summer. The kitchen/dining is large country-size and the river is a great place to explore. Hosts Helen and Bruce were very relaxed and welcoming and we only saw them on arrival and departure (although I'm sure they'd be up for cuppa if you wanted). 7-minute drive to Bellingen and the great coffee places and shops - great Winter break and we'll be back for sure.
Date published: 2016-07-03
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