This retreat is minutes away from redwoods and ocean. Enjoy the serenity of this river valley at home, or drive 15 minutes into Old Town for Eureka's best shops and restaurants. Excellent grocery stores with abundant organic produce are 15 minutes away, and the kitchen is supplied with plenty of homemade and homegrown food.
Relax on the porch swing while gazing across the valley at hawks, egrets, and deer, or snuggle indoors surrounded by warm light and rich colors.
Eureka Natural Foods and the North Coast Co-op, both excellent full-service grocery stores with abundant organic produce, are a 15-minute drive away, as are farmers markets during the summer months. Or, if you'd rather, you can hang out in my vegetable garden and be entertained by my chickens' antics.
This unique tiny house has all the amenities of a "real" home on a small, earth-friendly scale. It incorporates such permaculture systems as rain-water catchment, passive solar heating, and a LovableLoo composting toilet.
I have stocked the kitchen with everything you might need to fix a vegetarian, organic breakfast: eggs from my hens (when they are laying); homemade yogurt, granola, bread, and butter; pancake mix; local jam; organic maple syrup; half-n-half; and Peet's coffee made with reverse-osmosis filtered water in a French press.
Guests repeatedly wish they had stayed longer. You may want to consider staying at least two nights, if not more!
You are welcome to enjoy your privacy out at the cottage, or wander up toward my house and hang out in the garden with the chickens and duck. (Her name is Freya.) I am happy to visit with you if you are wanting some company, or not, if not.
My goal is to make your stay a true retreat. Let me know what you need and I'll do my best to help you! I live on the property, and am usually around.
Heads Up: This is a tiny house. The downstairs has plenty of head room, but the highest peak upstairs in the loft is only 5 feet. Some tall people may not like this, so I'm letting you know ahead of time. *Even though I clean thoroughly before each guest, the lady bugs and rollie-pollies find their way in. They are harmless (and I find them endearing in a buggy sort of way), but if their presence would bother you, best choose another BnB. *To be clear re: wifi -- I have limited gigs/month, and so I ask that guests limit their usage to low-data activities. Email and web searches are fine, but please do not plan to stream movies or play high-data games. It's such a lovely spot, there's really no reason to keep your face buried in your computer! *Also, it is a 450 foot walk out to the cottage from the car. It is NOT okay to drive out there. I am happy to help you carry your luggage if you need assistance. *Finally, a warning about the winter months: The tiny house is at the back of the pasture, which can get very wet and muddy. It also is along the Elk River, which floods once/year, usually in mid to late December, sometimes in early January. The flood is unpredictable, although it often corresponds to King Tide around that time of year. When it floods, the entire pasture is one to two feet under water, and the tiny house (as well as my house) becomes an island for a few hours. I am leaving the calendar open for reservations, but know ahead of time that this might occur, either when you are here, or the day you are due to arrive. (The tiny house is built above flood plain, so water will never come into the house. It is the ingress and egress that is effected.)
- The LovableLoo is a composting toilet, essentially a box with a toilet seat over a bucket that you add sawdust or ashes to each time you use it. It is remarkably non-smelly and effective. Also, there is no door to the bathroom, only a curtain. These variants from the American norm are not to everyone's comfort, so I am letting you know now in case you would rather stay elsewhere.
- Please, no tobacco anywhere on the property, and no smoking inside the cottage.
- I love the tiny house and hope you will, too. Please treat it with kindness and respect. Thank you!