Middle Earth Magic Bus in native bush - sleeps 4!


Tiny house med värden Gerry

4 gäster, 1 sovrum, 2 sängar, 1 badrum
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A peaceful urban sanctuary in the native bush forest awaits!
Wake to the sound of native birds in this unique living space - Family and child friendly, freshly renovated 1930's Bedford bus. Fully self-contained, it is very private, surrounded by bush, and a perfect sanctuary for a peaceful stay.
You can wander out from the bus, down to the beautiful river and into the beautiful native forest. A unique kiwi experience!

This is a wonderfully tranquil peaceful spot. With several young families living nearby, the place is perfect for quiet family and friends time.
If you want to party til late, then please book elsewhere!
House rules state that there will be no excess noise after 10PM.

The bus retains much of it's original charm and features, with the original steering wheel and dashboard still in place. The downstairs has been lined with birch wood panelling for a wonderful natural look, and the fixed table in the drivers cab has been custom made from native macrocarpa timber. Upstairs is a fixed queenside double bed. Downstairs, the sofa folds out into a double bed. So overall, it can comfortably sleep 2 couples/4 people.
Mood lighting - The space has been fully fitted with LED lighting, which can be set to various colours and patterns, such as phasing slowly in and out of different colours, to create a special atmosphere.

There is an alcove upstairs which is big enough for a baby to sleep in. Recently I hosted a family of 5 - 2 kids downstairs with mum dad and baby upstairs. Check the detailed floorpan in the photos for more detail.

Directly outside is a massive covered private wooden deck, plus a large flat grass area, perfect for summer evenings lawn games, and extended outdoor living space.
Swing on the hammocks or lounge on the outdoor couch as the sun goes down.

The garden is shared - my sons have a trampoline there which they use sometimes, and there is a large tent in the garden for our woofers. We only have woofers sometimes, so the tent is often unoccupied.

Both of the green outside couches fold-out into double beds, so you can drag them out and lie back and do some serious star gazing if the sky is clear!!

WIFI: We have a super-fast fibre connection, delivered via a mesh network. This is the most up to date technology available. Unlimited, 24/7, super-fast strong signal - couldn't be better!

LAUNDRY: Access to laundry machine is 24/7, the machine is located in basement of Gerry's house.
Standard supermarket laundry powder is provided.
2 drying racks available for outdoor drying.


Kitchen equipment
Marble chopping board and a couple of sharp knives.
Gas Cooker runs off a 9Kg cylinder, has 2 decent gas rings and a gas grill.
The grill is working, but very low heat.
The kettle is heated on the gas hob.
Toasted sandwich maker
2 slice toaster.
The Fridge has a small freezer box inside, with ice tray and a couple of small freezer blocks

6 main plates
6 side plates
4 bowls
6 sets of knives forks and spoons
Fish slice/flipper
Couple of glass bowls
Selection of tea towels and hand towels.

2 champagne flutes and 6 wine glasses provided, plus a few large glasses.
Please email me your drinks order in advance if you want it chilling in the fridge upon arrival!
There’s a few ice cubes available in the freezer tray inside the fridge.

Coffee cupboard - for serious caffeine heads!
Espresso pot (stainless steel)
Filter coffee pot (stainless steel)
Milk frother/heater jug (stainless steel)
Packet of fine grind espresso coffee provided.

Tea cupboard:
Tea - Teabags and white pot with 2 matching mugs.
Herbal Tea - selection of herbal teas, plus glass teapot, cups and saucers.

Please note that the log burner is temporarily out of action/not in use. There is a hole in the side of it, so the smoke causes a problem by leaking into the downstairs of the bus.
4 x Hot water bottles are provided.
7 fin oil heater is provided (uses mains electricity).
The bus is fully insulated, so is quite warm.
The quickest way to heat the bus, is to turn on the 2 ring gas burner and leave it on full for 5 minutes... roasting!!
Loads of spare duvets and 2 extra sleeping bags are provided.

No naked flames/candles are permitted in the housebus - fire risk.

Unlimited hot water is available 24/7.
Run the shower for a minute before the hot water comes out.
Pull mixer lever towards you, leave it running for 2 minutes.
(lever goes to the right if you are in the shower, facing the mixer)
Soap, shower gel and a selection of shampoos are available.
4 standard bath towels

5 or 6 rolls of toilet paper are provided.
Please empty the portapotty regularly, keep the tank maximum half-full.
Tank can be emptied anytime 24/7

WIFI: 2G and 5G networks are available unlimited 24/7
Internet speed depends on number of users online.

Queenside summer duvet
King size winter duvet (duck down - seriously cosy)
4 pillows
Mosquito net available

2 Queen sized duvets
2 pillows
1 sleeping bag
2 Middle Earth cushions

Selection of inscense.
Basic first aid kit
Mosquito coils.

Lighting: 2 bedside lights (60W equivalent) are provided.
The rest of the bus is lit by 4 LED strip light circuits.
The 2 circuits in the downstairs have colour remotes, so can be set to fade/flash/slow fade etc for wonderful ambience.
Outside has white LED floodlights plus a 5M long coloured LED strip for great light scapes.

Power supply: Mains power available 24/7.
It runs through an RCD circuit breaker then into the bus.
Multi input power bar provided - 2 USB charger sockets plus 5 mains plugs.
There are mains double power sockets downstairs and upstairs - standard NZ 50Hz/220 volts mains supply.

Fire extinguisher plus 2 smoke alarms provided, one upstairs, one downstairs.
Carbon monoxide detector provided

Feel free to use the Fender acoustic guitar hanging inside the bus.

If there is anything else you might need, ask me!


Getting to Gerry's...

From Auckland International Airport.
Quickest and best value way is by Uber taxi.
Journey takes approx 40 mins and will cost $50 max, or get a standard airport cab - cost can be up to $90. Public transport - You’d have to take airport express bus into city, then take train out to Glen Eden station. Total cost $30 per person, and it’ll take 2 - 3 hours.

From Auckland city centre
The nearest bus stop is on Atkinson Road, outside Kaurilands Primary school.

Trains - Get a train on the western line to Glen Eden station - cost $7. This train journey is approximately 45 minutes from Britomart station. I can possibly pick you up from Glen Eden train station, depending on my schedule, or get a cab from there.
The journey from Glen Eden station to my house is 1.8km, (25 mins walk) or it takes 5 mins in a taxi, cost maximum $10 in regular taxi, will be cheaper in an Uber taxi.

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Var du kommer att vara

Auckland, Nya Zeeland

We encourage long-term stays, with a 25% monthly discount.
Titirangi is a fantastic place to stay. Close to everything.
For bush walks, there is no better place than the Waitakere Ranges, which start right on the doorstep. For the wild West Coast beaches, fantastic surfing and amazing sunsets, it is 30 minutes drive to Piha or Kare Kare.
Titirangi village is very close, famous for its upmarket coffee shops, restaurants, bars and art gallery. The village also has a post office, supermarket, churches and take away food outlets.
The property is 5 minutes drive from French Bay, where you can have a swim in the sea and spend some quality time at the beach, without travelling far.
The Arataki centre is a 10 minute drive away, a great visitor information centre. The best fishing spot out west is Cornwallis Wharf, 20 mins drive away.

Gerry är din värd

  1. Blev medlem september 2015
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For many years now, I have been host to travellers of all nationalities and backgrounds via the woofing network, and have now decided to be a part of the Airbnb family. Originally from Glasgow, I am a full-time musician and dad to two boys aged 9 and 10. I love spending time with my boys, playing football, cycling and sharing stories with fine food and wine around the table or around the bonfire. I also love to play table tennis or petanque here at home. I have travelled a lot in the past, as a backpacker, and touring with my music, and I love hearing stories from friends and visitors about their experiences around the world. I look forward to this new venture with Airbnb and welcoming people to this special place at Willowbrook.
For many years now, I have been host to travellers of all nationalities and backgrounds via the woofing network, and have now decided to be a part of the Airbnb family. Originally…

Under din vistelse

I live on the property in the large house, so I am available to answer questions and help out most of the time. I have 2 boys aged 9 and 11, who sometimes they play in the garden and on the trampoline, which is nearby the tiny house.

Gerry är en Superhost

Superhosts är erfarna värdar med gott anseende som engagerar sig för att tillhandahålla en fantastisk vistelse för sina gäster.
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