The SpaceWe are Stella and Firas and would love to welcome you to our newly restored 1950s double-brick home in Moonah. It is clean, tidy and light, and well insulated, with retro charms, artistic touches and modern comforts including wifi, natural gas hydronic heating throughout, and a very well equipped kitchen. The room is generous, warm (heavy curtains, rug and radiator), private and secure, with lots of natural light, overlooking the back garden. It is fully furnished with a comfortable double futon, a desk, wardrobe, bedside table, chairs, mirror and lamps.
The house is very well located on a cul-de-sac near a public park with free on-street parking. It is a short 5-10 minutes walk from the Springfield metro bus exchange, close to the inter-city cycle way, and half way between the Hobart CBD and MONA. Guest AccessYou will have use of all shared areas and facilities, including kitchen (with 6 burner gas stove and 3 door electric oven, espresso machine and dishwasher), dining, living, bathroom (with cast-iron bath), toilet, laundry, and outdoor areas. You are welcome to share our spices, oil, butter, condiments, tea, coffee and milk, and browse our library. Interaction with GuestsFiras works in radio and writes, and Stella works in a gallery, a garden and a cheese shop. We love music, the arts, good food and good company. We both work from home at different times during the week. We love meeting new people and will gladly point you to some of our favourite spots in the neighbourhood and further afield. The NeighborhoodMoonah is a culturally and ethnically-diverse community with Bhutanese, Indian, African, Chinese and European migrants living in the area. Most nearby streets have gentle hills and good views. The area is safe day and night.
For all your food and other essentials there is a very well-stocked Woolworths supermarket a 10 minute walk away, which closes at 9 pm, and milk bars just a few hundred metres away. The main retail precinct of Moonah, just a 10 minute walk away, has a wide selection of shops from second-hand books and furniture, to florists, massage and beauty salons, and several good eats, including Thai, Japanese and Indian, as well pizza and noodle joints and a few good cafes.
Moonah is also home to Tasmania's own Valhalla ice-cream, and right next door is the celebrated new restaurant and bar, St Albi's. The best pizza in Hobart (Local Pizza, Berriedale) is a pleasant 15 minute bike ride on the track to MONA. If you prefer to cook at home, there is a large Asian grocery, and a spice, nuts and grains wholesalers only 10 minutes walk away, and it's about a 25 minute walk to an excellent Polish deli which also stocks the best bread in Hobart (Pigeon Whole bakery), and Island Market, where you can get fresh fish and other produce.
The treasure trove that is the Glenorchy Recovery (tip) shop is just a 5 minute drive and there are several good op-shops on the road between Moonah and North Hobart. The North Hobart strip is a 5-10 minute drive away, where you will find restaurants, bookshops, boutiques and the State Cinema (art house). The Glenorchy village cinema is less than 5 minutes by car in the other direction.
It is a short distance to Montrose Bay on the Derwent foreshore, where there are picnic and bbq facilities, and recreation and exercise areas and tracks, as well as GASP – the Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park.
Moonah is fast becoming a hub of artistic and cultural activity. The recently opened MGA ARI (Artist run space) joins the excellent Moonah Arts Centre, re-opened last year in a purpose-built award-winning facility, which runs a program of exhibitions, childrens' workshops and live music. Getting AroundYou will be exactly 6 kilometres from both city to the south and MONA to the north. Walking in either direction will take approximately 1 hour, cycling 20 minutes or bus/car 10 minutes. The adult bus fare to the city one-way is $3.30 and there are concessions. A taxi to the city is approximately $20 and to the airport approximately $50. Buses also travel to MONA and cost the same as a bus ride to the city. Other Things to NoteAnything we haven't mentioned, feel free to ask (but please do read everything first!).