Peter Clarke and Charlie Ebell owned multiple hospitality businesses across Queensland, Victoria, and New South Wales before trading it all in for a life in Tasmania.
They purchased a 20 acre property in Franklin—a small town in the Huon Valley about 40 minutes from Hobart—where they now invite guests to stay in their Airbnb accommodation, The Little Seed.
When Peter and Charlie purchased the land in 2021, they inherited a simple unit with a shed exterior. They engaged builders Ishmael and Noah Goundry to completely strip back the structure, transforming it into a bespoke studio using recycled Tasmanian timbers.
Inside is now a modern kitchen, fireplace, bathroom, and a generous bedroom next to the romantic freestanding bath. Corrugated iron internal walls pay homage to the original shed, while the exterior is clad raw local oak timber to replicate the look of classic apple sheds throughout the Huon Valley.
The surrounding property is integral to the experience. Guests can enjoy views of the nearby lake and boardwalk, explore bush tracks down to the creek, and wander the property’s one-acre permaculture garden.
The cherry on top of a stay at The Little Seed is a meal prepared by Charlie using produce from this onsite garden. This add-on service is offered to all guests, many noting it as the highlight of their stay.
Peter and Charlie say it’s these little things that guests most remember from their stay. The proof is in their glowing reviews, and being named Best New Host at the 2022 Airbnb Host Awards.
Peter and Charlie’s Top Tips For Hosting the Ultimate Airbnb listing
– Become a pet-friendly host.
– Offer additional onsite services, like our ‘in studio dining’ option where guests can enjoy a chef-cooked meal.
– Have the fire or air conditioner (depending on the weather!) on when guests arrive. First impressions count!
– Set up ‘instant book’ on your Airbnb listing to make the booking process seamless.
– Leave guests a personalised handwritten thank you note.
– Offer early check in and late checkout where possible.
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