Home Exchange / House Swap

Newtown 2042 Australia

Listing # 98131

Rates From EUR 500 Weekly
Independent Scholar Referred
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Last Updated: Sunday, February 9, 2020

Large 2 bedroom apt in historic house in Newtown close to Syd Uni & UTS

My house is a 2 bedroom apartment on the first floor of an historic home in Newtown (built by Sydney's first brickmaker in the 1860s) It has a large living/dining/kitchen area with north facing sunny balcony. The very large main bedroom has an en-suite and queen size bed. The large second bedroom has twin beds which can be converted to a double bed, a walk-in wardrobe and its own bathroom next door. There is a tower with a small room which can be used as a small bedroom for one person or as a study. Above that room is another very small room with a "widow's walk" with 360 degree views over Sydney. There is also a laundry and the house is fully equipped, has ceiling fans, aircon in the main bedroom and gas heating in winter in the living room. The house is situated just off the main street (King st) of vibrant hip Newtown. The train is a 5 minute walk and the train is 4 stops from the centre of the city. There are also buses to the city, Sydney Uni, UTS and UNSW are at the top of the street. Sydney University is 2 km walk down King st which has numerous cafes, restaurants, shops, parks and a cinema all within walking distance. There is also a major shopping mall and public swimming pool/gyms within walking distance. A fellow academic lives in the apartment on the ground floor and is usually around to help with any questions or problems. A cleaner comes once a fortnight at an additional cost if required. I only rent or exchange the apartment when I am traveling myself.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
250 Sq. Meters
Suited for
4 people
Property Type


Available from Thursday, December 24, 2020 until Sunday, January 31, 2021
Minimum Stay
2 week(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Looking to swap for New York apt Xmas/New Year 2020. The period June to Sept 2020 for rent only
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Newtown
Postal Code - State or Province 2042 NSW
Country Australia
Neighborhood Keywords King st
Closest University University of Sydney
University nearby University of Technology Sydney (UTS), University of NSW

Home Exchange:

We are only interested in a home swap with the following location(s)...

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: New York
New York

State or Province
United States of America

Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Thursday, December 24, 2020 until Sunday, January 3, 2021

Rental Price:

Rental price not specified.


  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Historical Home


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

  • Care for Plants

About Member

Name (Alias)
Independent Scholar Independent Scholar (working outside traditional academia) & Retired Academics
SH Refer
Member referred by Jane Durie
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Member Since Aug 7 2015
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About Me
I retired from the Western Sydney University over 10 years ago to work in Cambodia in development. I returned to Australia to take up a position on the Refugee Review Tribunal as a tribunal member. I have two adult children (including my daughter in Sydney who can help with any arising issues) and three grandchildren. I have a farm in the Dordogne, France where my son lives and works and I regularly travel and live there. I also enjoy travelling to many other places.

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