Unique, Stylish, Spacious BUS with KING Bed!


Ibhasi sinombuki zindwendwe onguSimon And Aurelie

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* Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required * KING BED with forest views! On forest edge & just 6 minutes drive from spectacular coastline & beaches. Spacious (+11m long), super comfy, self contained, private, peaceful, functional & memorable. The “Lucky Duck” is a uniquely & stylishly hand renovated 1977 Mercedes school bus. Free Wifi. Incl. Kitchen (electric hot water), lounge area + outdoor area (private hot shower / in-ground bath overlooking the forest, gas BBQ/burners . Breakfast provisions.

** Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to book this listing.
Living on the property we have a young toddler who is unable to be vaccinated, one of your hosts is an aged care worker (who is very conscious of potentially passing COVID-it onto the aged care home), and also a 75yo "at high risk" family member (who also owns the property).
We thank you in advance for understanding! :)
----- and now to the fun parts!
This is a 45 year old bus, so she is not brand new nor faultlessly sparkling clean. A bit like the hosts really! :) We clean and re-stock the bus before each and every booking but she has some patina, and some little watermarks, some little spots on the wallpaper - a sign of her age and being located in a humid semi-tropical climate. If you are looking for a pristine, white walled, air conditioned dwelling.... a hotel room is probably better suited to your needs. If you are looking for something homely and welcoming, more rustic, very unique and memorable, playful and fun, and located next to the forest (surrounded by the sounds of nature), with some fresh herbs and home laid fresh eggs... then we think you will dig us! :)

Spacious: At 11.2m long, 2.4m wide and with 2.2m ceilings she's twice the size of a big caravan and with heaps of widows and light. The first thing most people comment on is how much room there is inside.

King Size Bed: Oh yeah.... With a two zone electric blanket to stay toasty warm in winter.

Breakfast: Fresh eggs, Bacon, Tea, Coffee, Jam, Bread, Cereal, Milk.
Kitchenette: microwave, toaster, kettle, porcelain wash basin with hot water.

BBQ / Gas Cooking: Your own covered area with BBQ, dual gas burner and electric wok.

Drinking Water: Water supply is from rain water in our 90,000 litre tank, and is safe and pleasant to drink.

Shower / Bath: Private, outdoor, covered, in-ground hot Bath / Shower that overlooks the forest and lets you gaze up at the sky... under the annex, right next to the bus.

Toilet: Hand crafted artisan ("disco dunny") toilet is 20m walk... this is not shared with any other people. It's for the Lucky Duck Bus occupants only. The toilet has never been this much fun! It's a proper flushing toilet connected to our septic system (so no chemicals, anti-septic, wipes, sanitary products... ie. just toilet paper and human produced number 1s and 2s).

Wifi: Free WiFi that is usually pretty good during the day (10-20 Mbs) and a little bit slower in peak periods/holidays. It's NBN fibre to the node plan, so we can never guarantee consistent speeds 100% of the time - because the NBN is, well y'know... its the NBN!
Audio: Wireless bluetooth / AUX speaker for your audio. Hit mode once and the blue light will flash to pair with your device.
Mobile: Telstra/Aldi/Boost decent 3-4 bars via our on site antenna/signal booster/re-transmitter. Vodaphone & Optus - walk 50m to our highpoint (just next to our workshop/shed) for 1 bar and sms messages.
Spacious: At 11.2m long, 2.4m wide and with 2.2m ceilings she's twice the size of a big caravan and with heaps of widows and light. The first thing most people comment on is how much room there is inside.

Cooling (summer): 2 x Fans (No Air Con) and lots of windows. A cool shower or bath, in the shade and daydreaming on the forest is also a treat (just turn off the gas bottle)!

Heating (winter): 240v electric heater. (very rarely needed in this ideal climate) + electric blanket.

Fridge: 300L fridge/freezer.

Power: Fully wired for 240v + 12V car sockets (great for an Engel) and USB charging ports... we are grid connected but when the sun is shining our electricity is also provided from our eco-friendly 8kw grid connected on site solar system!

Decor: Hand crafted, earthy, coastal feel with a touch of retro, 70s, surf and French style.... paying tribute her lovley curves, her make and year of manufacture (1977 Mercedes) and the coastal forest location.
Relax: Peace, privacy and seclusion. Located 60+m from any other dwellings and overlooking the forest. No highway traffic noise :) Lots of birds and the sounds of nature!

Laundry: On request, we'll do a big load (up to 11kg) of washing for guests staying 3 nights or more (we'll wash and then line / tumble dry for you).

The renovation of this bus from Bathurst School bus and Woolongong tourist bus into the "Lucky Duck" is complete and it's time to share her unique character and style. So we hope you come, stay, experience, relax, enjoy and remember!
We've also tried to reuse and recycle. For example the large outdoor covered annex structure has also been created with turpentine and flooded gum (milled from our own forest) and covered with recycled colorbond. The the bus is powered with our on-site solar panels (when the sun is shining) and we're also grid connected (for 24hr power). Your yummy eggs and fresh herbs come from our happy chickens and garden.

Chill under the outdoor covered area, take a little stroll around the mini-forest or our garden, say hello to a chicken or head out to explore the nearby beaches and towns to catch a wave, have a fish, go bushwalking, grab a cold beer or just soak in a lovely beach side sunrise or sunset.

Surrounded by our 3 acres of beautiful Australian rainforest - birds are everywhere (bower birds, honey eaters, wrens, lorikeets, king parrots, kookaburras, galas, cockatoos, robins and more), wallabies visit, lizards pass by, along with all the other things the Aussie bush has to offer (you may see some things you have not before!).
In late August and early September (for about 2-4 weeks) we often have fire flies in the forest, just after dark, for about 20-30 minutes.

A great place for:
- Couples wanting a unique romantic experience
- Friends and Travelling companions (Who dont mind sharing a King sized bed)
- Workers bored of hotel rooms and looking for something different
- Sightseeing (national parks, beaches and coastline, cool little towns etc)
- Anyone wanting some quiet time out
- Beaches and swimming (Valla beach is 6 minutes drive)
- Nature Lovers (Dorrigo forests/treks, waterfalls and streams are lovely)
- Birdwatchers
- 4WDers (easy access to Valla beaches)
- Surfers (ask Simon about the local breaks!)
- Fishing
- Peace and quiet
- Forest views

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Valla, New South Wales, Australia

- We are not accessible by public transport.
- Perfect half way stop between Sydney and Byron / Gold Coast / Brisbane.
- Valla Beach (just 6 mins drive) is a quintessential friendly and quiet little Aussie beach town. It has a pub, a great licenced cafe/restaurant, another good breakfast/lunch cafe and coffee shop, and a pharmacy. Of course there is the beautiful and relatively uncrowded and expansive beaches (including a sublime natural rockpool swimming hole).
- We're just 4 minutes drive off the M1 Highway (no highway traffic noise!)
- Our local north central NSW coastline from Coffs to Scotts Head is spectacular and relatively uncrowded.
- The local towns (Bellingen, Dorrigo, Urunga, Sawtell, Nambucca Heads, Scotts Head, Macksville, Bowraville) are great for sightseeing and day trips.
- Plenty of National parks and bush walking options exist around Dorrigo.
- 9 minutes drive from the new 24 hr BP service station with fuel, take away fast food, snacks, milk and bread etc
- 15 minutes drive from Nambucca Heads (south), and Urunga (north)
- 20 minutes from great coastal lookouts and awesome cafes and restaurants in Sawtell.
- 25 minutes from the fun and very cool Bellingen (think Byron Bay 20 years ago before it got a bit too commercial and very crowded).
- 20 minutes from Scotts Head and Grassy Head (awesome, easy and relatively uncrowded surf. Peeling right hand point breaks.)
- 30 minutes drive from Coffs Harbour (airport and shopping, dining and entertainment options)
- World class surfing and fishing abounds, and 4WD access to the beach at Valla is simple.
- Local beaches have BBQ areas, shower blocks, great swimming areas, and life saving services during peak periods.

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We're chilled out, down to earth, respectful, mature, happy souls. We love the beach, surfing, cooking, gardening, good food, wine and music, native wildlife, building and creating stuff, and hosting AirBnb! We're environmentally conscious, science minded, and interested in permaculture. We speak English, and Aurelie is a French national fluent in French (of course!). We know happy guests mean happy hosts :)
We're chilled out, down to earth, respectful, mature, happy souls. We love the beach, surfing, cooking, gardening, good food, wine and music, native wildlife, building and creating…

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Please let us know anything we have missed or how we can further improve. We live on the 5 acre property in a house that is over 60m away from the 'Lucky Duck'.
We are generally available immediately for any emergencies, and usually able to respond to any questions or requests via the Air BnB app promptly.
We're here to please! We’re happy to provide different levels of interaction (as you desire)… from absolute minimal to a chat and a wine (and even a surf if we are going and you want to join in).
We're also happy to provide a quick property tour and explain our eco-freindly (solar, water, worms, chemical free food production, re-use and recycle), guest friendly, permaculture inspired plans and vision.
Please let us know anything we have missed or how we can further improve. We live on the 5 acre property in a house that is over 60m away from the 'Lucky Duck'.
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