Eco-Friendly Earth Covered House

4.97Superhost

Earth house hosted by Svend

5 guests, 3 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1.5 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the earth house to yourself.
Enhanced Clean
This host has committed to Airbnb's 5-step enhanced cleaning process.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
This unique house is earth covered and naturally air conditioned, using the thermal mass of the earth to achieve ultra low energy consumption. Set on a conservation property, it's great for couples craving a soul restoring getaway and privacy. Come and see how little energy you really need to live comfortably!

The space
Conceived and constructed by a German master builder in 1994, this unique house blends into the landscape and uses very little energy as it is bonded to the earth and insulated from the outside environment with double glazing. Minimum earth coverage is 2.1 m (7 feet). Earth tube ventilation allows to maintain a fresh air flow and constant interior temperature averaging 21 degrees (+/- 3 degrees). Interior joinery is hand made on site from local timber also milled on site, predominantly 'She-Oak" (Casuarina Cunninghamiana), but also Elm and other donated timbers.

There are three bedrooms - one queen bed, one double bed and one single bed. As we don’t charge for cleaning, please amend the number of people on your booking as shown below so that your booking reflects the number of rooms you wish to use. Thank you for your understanding.

1 bedroom = 1 or 2 guests
2 bedrooms = select 4 guests
3 bedrooms = select 5 guests.

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV
Washing machine
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Garden
Indoor fireplace
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.97 out of 5 stars from 60 reviews

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Where you’ll be

Rock Forest, New South Wales, Australia

Rockforest is 15 km and about 20 minutes drive from the centre of Bathurst. There are no shops or facilities in the neighbourhood.

Hosted by Svend

  1. Joined in May 2016
  • 60 Reviews
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Rarely have I had the opportunity to describe myself for others to read. Now that I have, I find it’s not really my thing. I’m getting lazier with age, which is bad cause there’s so much to do in life! I’m pretty keen on frankness, still love climbing things and I must enjoy a challenge or I wouldn’t have tried writing this profile piece. Ditto for wife Mallika except the climbing part, she says.
Rarely have I had the opportunity to describe myself for others to read. Now that I have, I find it’s not really my thing. I’m getting lazier with age, which is bad cause there’s s…

During your stay

Mobile phone reception is not available inside the house, but is available in the outside areas, including the garden directly in front of the house. There is an integrated Wi-fi system in the house, so you can email any queries or call via wifi or from the garden!
Mobile phone reception is not available inside the house, but is available in the outside areas, including the garden directly in front of the house. There is an integrated Wi-fi s…

Svend is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Policy number: PID-STRA-4511
  • Languages: English, Deutsch, ภาษาไทย
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection

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