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The Northern Territory news Sat 21 Oct 2022



The Northern Territory news Sat 21 Oct 2022

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin.; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin.

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News Corp Australia

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12 NEWS Friday October 21 2022 NTNEWS.COM.AU NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Host of the Year, her cottage on five hectares of the rolling green hills of Alstonvale attracting five-star reviews from guests from all over the world. I started to host five years ago when my two sons had finished school and headed out into the world, Ms Dawes said. One of her secrets is offer ing her guests breakfast every morning using fresh eggs from her hens and produce from the garden. According to the accommodation platform, winning hosts were selected based on extensive data, guest scores and reviews, and with oversight from a panel of judges. Local hosts are the back bone of the Airbnb community, Airbnbs country manager for Australia and New Zealand, Susan Wheeldon, said. More than two years since the start of the pandemic, the travel revolution continues to unfold and the benefits of tourism are spreading further afield into regional Australia and New Zealand, and empow ering locals to earn a living and make ends meet. Other winners included Winged House, in Table Cape, Tasmania; The Container, a hydro-powered getaway in Lilydale, Tasmania; and the hosting efforts of Peter Clarke, of The Little Seed in Franklin, Tasmania. adella.beaini@news.com.au AUSSIES are turning stays in their own homes into five-star luxury experiences. And, some of the revamped homes are so amazing that they have been recognised in this years Airbnb Host Awards. Among the winners was an old barn dismantled in the US and rebuilt in Merrijig in northeast Victoria. The Coombs Hill Barn, an opulent and luxury provincial style home, won the Best Designed Stay category. Hosts Katherine and Wade Harris spent three years dismantling a 160-year-old US barn before they restored and rebuilt it on her sweeping family property. It was important for us to Adella Beaini retain the integrity of the 160year-old barn wood so this was the focal point of our design, Ms Harris said. We knew everything else we chose from the paint to the furnishings needed to be neutral tones to highlight the old barn wood. We wanted the place to have a warm and inviting feeling to all who walked through the doors. Airbnb hosts in Tasmania came out on top, taking out three of the businesss five Host Awards categories. In categories such as Most Unique Stay, and Best Unique Stay, the winners offered up a series of amazing homes some worth thousands of dollars a night. Carla Dawes from the Northern Rivers Region of NSW was named Australias Hay, this barns a top yarn Airbnb names best Katherine Harriss Coombs Hill Barn (inset) in Merrijig won Best Designed Stay in the latest Airbnb Australia awards. BAR RESTAURANT TAB FACILITIES ON TRACK RACING THIS SUNDAY 23RD OCTOBER & Every Sunday Gates open 5.30pm $5 (SENIORS & U18 FREE) 15 HOOK RD WINNELLIE Map-Marker-Alt Parrtjima, Alice Springs download red centr e events calendar www.disco vercentr alaustral ia.com