The SpaceThis apartment is small but has a separate bathroom and toilet so it works well for two independent occupants.
The room is small and would suit someone who likes to be outside in Australian weather, whether working, travelling or playing sport.
The room has a window onto the walkway to the apartments, and there is noise of the traffic, so it would be best for someone who can sleep anywhere.
The room contains a double foldaway futon bed to save space, a wardrobe and a dresser.
The apartment block was built in the Seventies and I have a weakness for antique furniture, so this is not an IKEA identikit household. I believe in old wood, bright colours and things that make you smile.
I do not own a TV, but the internet will allow you to stream content if you have a laptop or smart phone. I do have a spare laptop if you would like to use it. Guest AccessGuests will have access to:
Full sized fridge including a freezer
Oven, microwave, rice cooker, slow cooker, sandwich maker, fully stocked kitchen with pots, pans, crockery etc
Washing machine and clotheslines in the garden
Living room, balcony, bathroom with shower and toilet
My neighbours are owner/occupiers that are friendly and cooperative. We have a lovely community who speak to each other, spend social time together and look out for each other. Interaction with GuestsI work full-time at the University of Western Australia and I write full-time for theatre in Perth.
I am out of the house at 8am and rarely home before 7pm, often home much later. I am usually out at the beach, at a theatre performance or writing with one of my collaborators.
I tend to keep my visitors to the apartment limited and if they do come, it is for a cup of tea or dinner. The rowdy parties I attend are not usually at my place!
I am extremely accommodating with interaction in the house. I have had housemates/guests with whom I spent hours talking. I have had housemates/guests who were entirely independent and we passed like very polite ships in the night.
Because I am only really home on weekends, I am happy to accommodate either end of the spectrum of sociability.
I have found that people who have hospitality jobs work well in this apartment, they get the whole apartment during the day for example.
It would also suit someone on a FIFO schedule who spends their swing visiting and socialising outside their house.
It also suits someone who plays sport every evening, or likes to be close to the coast for surfing, swimming, running, windsurfing etc. The NeighborhoodACROSS THE ROAD:
Laundromat, Bottle Shop, Hairdresser, Cafe (with good food), McDonalds, Red Rooster and Coles Petrol station.
TWO BLOCKS NORTH:
Wembley IGA, Wembley shopping strip, Wembley Food Court, Wembley Hotel, the Stanley.
THREE BLOCKS EAST:
Subiaco shopping strip, markets, general classy fun.
We have five big parks in our immediate vicinity and the beach ten minutes away by car. Unfortunately there is no direct public transport to the beach. Getting AroundTRAIN: catch the Fremantle line and alight at Daglish Station. Walk down McCallum Street to Troy Terrace and then onto Jersey Street.
BUS: catch the 28 bus to and from the City at the Hay Street and Jersey Street lights.
CAR: the entrance to the units is off Jersey Street, and there are five parking bays for guests. The guest parking bays have no roof. Other Things to NoteNO AIRCONDITIONING
This is a room that does not get a lot of airflow, alas. I have a pedestal fan in the room, but in summer it can get a little steamy at night.
There is no airconditioning in the unit, but I like to leave doors and windows open throughout the house to catch the breeze.
There is a west-facing balcony that is beautiful when the breeze is in during summer and gorgeously sunny and relaxing in winter.