Cute, rustic attic room in Northcote warehouse. The warehouse space is quite cavernous and prone to being hot/ cold - this room is kind of like camping indoors! Comfy queen futon, basics such as clothes rack and desk provided. Very steep staircase.
Cute attic room in warehouse complex behind the main drag in Northcote - a lively suburb of Melbourne home to many great music venues, bars and wonderful places to eat. The warhouse itself is unrenovated - i.e. quite open, a little bit dusty and a true arts warehouse experience! We keep things as neat and tidy and as clean as we can but the nature of the space means that there is a certain ever present 'grunge' element. We are super friendly, the room is cheap and cheerful but certainly not uber clean. Please don't book if this makes you uncomfortable. The staircase to the attic bedroom is also super steep, so care must be taken when climbing up and down the stairs.
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Guests have access to the main living space of the warehouse where there is a record player, fully equipped kitchen and nice big dining table. We request that you do not cook meat in the kitchen as we are vegan/ vegetarian!
We sleep upstairs in another mezzanine area. There are a number of artist studios at the front of the warehouse complex, and artists will use the main living area during the day too. The whole place has a lovely arts community vibe and everyone is very friendly.
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We are around during most evenings to help with tips on what to see/ do in Melbourne and any transport trouble shooting. It's very easy to get around and we are 10 seconds from the 86 tram and 6 mins to Northcote train station. We can provide you with organic muesli, tea and coffee.
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This is a pretty special and unique warehouse, and as such it is not an appropriate air bnb for everyone's tastes. It is a functioning music and arts space, with regular band practices, artists coming and going, and a general creative buzz. It is also very close to High street and music can be heard from the local venues almost every night, as well as the sound of people talking and enjoying themselves. If you are looking for a super quiet space, this is not for you. Although during the day it is reasonably peaceful, there may also be noise from our neighbours who are carpneters, or perhaps the ones who have a calypso band will be having an early practice session! We are trying to represent the space as honestly as we can, and have had lots of people really love staying with us. Just make sure you are ok with a bit of dust, concrete floors and a certain amount of exposure to the elements - the temperature inside the warehouse is pretty reflective of what the outside temperature is. In winter we rug up, and in summer it can get quite warm.
Be respectful of our things and treat the warehouse as if it were your own. We care deeply about the space and try to make it as welcoming as possible! We are both vegetarians, and would really appreciate it if you did not cook meat or fish in the kitchen.
If there are any issues, please talk to us and we will do everything we can to help resolve them.
We are both musicians and vegetarian cooks, who are passionate about arts, culture and the environment. Esala is currently studying drums and working at Friends of the Earth Food Co-op, where I also work part-time. We play in a number of local Melbourne bands and a theatre company based in LA called Fourlarks. Our bands is called Cold Hands Warm Heart currently finishing off our first LP which will be released next year. Our residence is a warehouse in Northcote, which we share with artist studio tenants called Eastmint. We regularly put on gigs in our space which are community inclusive and promote active listening and engaging with all sort of different genres of music; especially those that struggle to find an appropriate platform.
As well as working at Friends of the Earth, I freelance as a harpist and also work at a bike shop. My partner Esala works as a vegan cook & is also drummer.
We both love the outdoors and camping and water - especially when the weather is good! We also love checking out the local arts and music scene wherever we go, and finding local produce that we can cook up; maybe we could even make you dinner?