About us...


We're Ralph and Olga Jackson, residing most of the time in Noosaville on Australia's Sunshine Coast.

Ralph is a keen traveller, hiker, cycle-tourer and chess player. 
Olga is an accountant and loves to travel.  


In Zell-Mosel, the effervescent former owner and local identity, Elsbeth, lives in the top floor apartment, greets guests and looks after the house brilliantly.


Ralph's career has been adventure tourism. As a tour operator, Ralph started 'Wayward Bus Touring Co' in 1990, offering one-way off-the-beaten-track trips between Australian cities, developing it into one of the most popular travel experiences for international visitors. Wayward Bus won the Australian Tourism Award in 1997 for Tour and Transport Operators (Major) against several really big brands and airlines.  

Our Wayward Bus motto was 'Let the others rush' - a theme we remain true to with My Europe Base!

Wayward merged in 2006 with Adventure Tours Australia which later sold to TUI and Intrepid Tours. 


In 2004 'Outbike' commenced with extended MTB rides across the Australian outback on remote trails, up to 30 days crossing the continent 2300 km from Port Augusta via Birdsville to Karumba. Outbike also runs rides linking Australia's developing rail trails network and tracing WW1 across Belgium and France to Basel - the Tour du Front. 



With several pimped mini-coaches we run small group tours in Australia for European adventure companies.



With My Europe Base, we could see potential in offering attractive accommodation in a beautiful, regional location with convenience to travel away from and handy to a key low-cost air hub.


We invite you to try our base!

Ralph, Olga and Elsbeth

The My Europe Base concept

A fab location, a fascinating region, and easy access to Europe

The idea of renting a base in Europe appeals to travellers seeking a taste of life on the Continent.

Our concept gives you an affordable home-away-from-home with the convenience of easy access all-over the Continent, in this case, by rail, by road, by river - and by air from the nearby low-cost flights hub, Hahn Airport.

What's more, our beautiful location of Zell on the Mosel River is in the midst of Rhineland which in turn, is central between the North Sea and the Alps. From Zell, you can travel in every direction.

The apartment house we chose is one of the prettiest on Zell's waterfront and our units are modern, fully furnished and very pleasant to stay in. They are of 3+ to 4 star standard. 

Since 2010 our guests have been enjoying the ambience of Zell, the Mosel River and the many attractions within 1 and 2 days reach, not to mention the wonderful local food and wines. 

Many guests are returnees or recommended by past guests.

Whether you are looking for a short-stay Mosel River holiday or a long-stay base to explore Rhineland - or beyond - we're confident you'll be delighted with the town of Zell-Mosel and our apartments.