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How Australia's Best Airbnb Nature Stay Is Brought to Life by Host Susie Aulich

"Nature is the true host and our guests get to experience being connected to nature in a creative space."
By Pauline De Leon
November 15, 2022
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By Pauline De Leon
November 15, 2022
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When it comes to experiencing the great outdoors it doesn't get much better than Tasmania. So it's no surprise that, according to Airbnb, the Best Nature Stay in Australia can be found in the Apple Isle.

The winning property: Susie Aulich's The Container listing, which is the epitome of the eco-luxe aesthetic.

The striking home is made out of a recycled shipping container that's been reimagined into an extravagant one-bedroom getaway blessed with uninterrupted views of the bucolic landscape of Lilydale, a town perched on the foothills of Mount Arthur and just half an hour's drive from Launceston.

Catering to solo parties or couples, The Container offers an immersive nature experience. It's set on a stunning farm that's also home to all manner of flora and fauna, like chickens, wallabies, echidnas, incredible birdlife, peonies, waratahs, pepperberries and more. The perfect setting, in other words, to disconnect from reality.

Fresh off her win, we spoke with Aulich about her hosting journey and her incredible property.

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Firstly, what are the qualities that make a good Host, Susie?

Authenticity and attention to detail.

What do you do to ensure an outstanding experience for your guests?

Be who you are. While our guests don't ever meet us, they get a feel for who we are through The Container. We designed The Container and all that is in here for us — it's how we want to stay, travel and experience life. We believe in abundance so we supply guests with an abundance of local produce, fresh flowers and the best our local artisans can deliver. We keep signs to a minimum, which allows guests to truly immerse themselves in their surrounds. They get to experience life here just as we do.

What's your favourite thing about your property?

It's constantly changing — every day nature is changing. At The Container, you are surrounded by big skies and small wonders. Nature is the true host and our guests get to experience being connected to nature in a creative space.

What's something you love about hosting?

People are really happy and open when on a holiday — they bring joy to your place and they are open to a wonderful experience. It's an honour to be part of people's lives at such a special time.

What advice would you give to someone thinking of becoming a Host?

Start as you intend to continue. Set up your Airbnb to suit your lifestyle.

What has hosting allowed you to do?

I can live the life I want on my property — Airbnb gives me the freedom to stay, play and live on my farm, and going to work involves wandering from my house to the accommodations, checking on the chooks and my garden on the way.

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Want to begin your own hosting journey with Airbnb? If you're feeling inspired, head to the website to find out how to get started.

FYI, this story includes some affiliate links. These don't influence any of our recommendations or content, but they may make us a small commission. For more info, see Concrete Playground's editorial policy.

Images: Bec Baxter

Published on November 15, 2022 by Pauline De Leon
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