The Wapishana hammock is fully hand made, including hand spinning the cotton, over approximately 4 monthsThe Wapishana hammock is hand made, double weave, resulting in a comfortable hammock that is thick to help resist mosquito bites.
Wapishana Amerindian Hammock and "Tree House" view
Wapishana Amerindian Hammock and "Tree House" view
ผู้เข้าพัก 8 คน
Studio
3 เตียง
Shared half-bath
ผู้เข้าพัก 8 คน
Studio
3 เตียง
Shared half-bath
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Experience a hand crafted Wapishana hammock and learn about the Indigenous Amerindian people who create it. These hammocks are works of art that are featured in the Smithsonian museum and owned by the Royal family in England. Experience the unique culture of the Wapishana people while overlooking the Mississippi River valley. THIS IS NOT AN OFFER FOR LODGING, AS DEFINED BY Wabasha S 819.1.

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This listing appeals to adventurous travelers who enjoy a rustic, eclectic experience. It provides the feel of a treehouse or childhood fort. Location has exceptional views of the river valley for miles from a ~4500 sq ft house that sits atop the Mississippi River Bluffs. Enjoy the view, conversation, a fun AirBnB experience, T-Shirt.

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Roof deck, 3 season porch, living room, kitchen, dining room, yard

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We are reachable on Airbnb and in person.

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This is not a solicitation to provide lodging. This is a social gathering, a basic human right, affirmed by the First Amendment right to Freedom of Association and Freedom of Speech. You can also find this house gratis on CouchSurfing for short term visits, without the added value Airbnb provides. This is a private residence, not "lodging" which the City of Wabasha defines as "furnishing for a consideration of lodging at a hotel, motel, tourist court, municipal campground, houseboats, bed and breakfast, resort, and rooming house other than the renting or leasing of such a premises for a continuous period of 30 days or more to the same occupant."

Airbnb is a great example of Freedom of Speech. Visitors learn a lot about an area that isn't on brochures. Airbnb is also a great example of Freedom of Association, which is an intrinsic human right, both as a individual right and a collective right, guaranteed by all modern and democratic legal systems, including the United States Bill of Rights, article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and international law, including articles 20 and 23 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and Conventions 87 and 98 of the International Labor Organization.

Some cities and other municipalities try to claim that the people living within their boundaries don't have these basic human rights, simply due to those rights being asserted using Airbnb. Considering that the only nations that don't allow Airbnb are Syria, Iran, and North Korea, all of which have horrific human rights violations, it seems safe to say that municipalities that are attempting to deny these rights to individuals will be on the wrong side of history, much like people who once told Rosa Parks she should just take a seat in the back, rather than refuse to be owned and subjugated by politicians and bureaucrats.

If individuals don't have the freedom to associate with others in their own private homes, where do they have that right? As the President of the United States recently stated in his speech, Airbnb is fundamentally a social media and reputation tracking site. Social media is NOT lodging.

Wabasha City officials were very concerned by rumors and speculation that visitors met through Airbnb may be welcomed with "fresh baked cookies," or that Airbnb somehow magically turns a private home into a "bed and breakfast," so they filed criminal charges, and a jury trial was scheduled. Yes, this is the type of issue the City Officials in Wabasha force taxpayers to fund to litigate. It was to be an interesting trial, with the City of Wabasha possibly needing to call the Cookie Monster as an expert witness regarding any alleged fresh baked cookies, until a settlement was reached.

This area has very little crime, yet a few years ago local politicians forced taxpayers to build and finance a new nearly $22M criminal justice center that they are now attempting to justify to irate taxpayers. Building the CJC has resulted in exceptionally high property tax rates, compared with other counties and cities in the state. Increasing the caseload is one way to attempt to justify the facility, and bringing cases to court that are without malice and without proof is one way to accomplish that. Fortunately, most people aren't falling for that tactic.

I'm not a lawyer, but here are a couple of legal rulings that seem to affirm that a right, such as the right to peacefully associate at a private home, is not subject to license or government approval are:

“No state shall convert a liberty into a license, and charge a fee therefore." (Murdock v. Pennsylvania, 319 U.S. 105)

“If the State converts a right into a privilege, the citizen can ignore the license and fee and engage in the right with impunity." (Shuttlesworth v. City of Birmingham, Alabama, 373 U.S. 262)

Shuttlesworth v. City of Birmingham was a case in which the Supreme Court struck down a Birmingham, Alabama ordinance that prohibited citizens from holding parades and processions on city streets without first obtaining a permit. Birmingham's ordinance was ruled unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court. This seems VERY similar to what the City of Wabasha was attempting by claiming residents need a permit, and threatening residents with litigation and possible jail time, to peacefully have Airbnb visitors to their private homes.

It seems that the Big Bad Wolf of Wabasha Officials is back in its cage now, after a lot of huffing and puffing, but no blowing any house down.

Short term Airbnb visitors may result in funds being donated to a 501(c)3 organization, often, but not limited to, those organizations that provide legal representation to disadvantaged individuals who face harassment and abuse from government. The Electronic Frontier Foundation, Institute for Justice, ACLU, and the Fully Informed Jury Association are good organizations that help people who may not have the resources to fight abusive government.

So, what are you getting by making contact through Airbnb, rather than using other sites that are available gratis? Airbnb users receive the following items. It seems obvious to most people, but City of Wabasha Officials don't seem to understand that these items are NOT LODGING:

1) The assurances, reputation management, and privacy services of Airbnb.
2) The ability to make contact through the secure Airbnb platform and exchange personal information and URLs.
3) The ability to express yourself through creative writing of reviews on Airbnb. Reviews seem to be of particular interest to City of Wabasha officials who read them profusely with their abundant free time. City officials apparently seek to stifle freedom of speech and creativity. I'm a big advocate for freedom of speech, freedom of association, individual freedoms, and creativity in general. I spent 20 great years living with and encouraging a very creative artist. Her legacy and wishes are a big part of why I choose to invite other interesting, creative, adventurous, and kind people to visit. I encourage Airbnb users to be very creative in review writing, in order to entertain Wabasha City Officials and other viewers.
4) A custom T-shirt. Note that clothing is exempt from sales tax in Minnesota.
5) Unlimited technical and graphic design consulting services during your visit.
6) Access to visit and enjoy/photograph the "Million Dollar View" that gets the property tax assessor so excited.
7) Stories about the interesting architecture and history of this home.
8) Free speech, by supporting peaceful resistance to government overreach into private homes.

Since this is NOT LODGING, you should understand that there IS NO OFFER OR GUARANTEE OF LODGING IN EXCHANGE FOR CONSIDERATION. Any money exchanged is solely for non-lodging items. This is also not a restaurant or commercial food establishment and no money is exchanged for any food or beverage related items. This is a private home, where owners should have the freedom to welcome friends, family, and other visitors they choose.


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เช็คอินได้ทุกเวลาหลัง 15:00

- Please remove shoes
- If you are unable to climb stairs, please contact us before requesting to see what we can do to help you.
- We currently have an agreement with the city regarding meeting visitors through Airbnb. To maintain the ability to welcome visitors, we are ensuring that visitors are informed that we are not offering “lodging," as defined by S. 819. This is NOT a "Bed and Breakfast," "rooming house," "municipal campground," "Hotel" and/or any other lodging facility defined in S.819. Since this is NOT LODGING, and NO CONSIDERATION WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THE ITEMS DEFINED AS LODGING IN WABASHA S.819. So, what are you getting by making contact through Airbnb, rather than using other sites that are available gratis? Airbnb users receive the following items. It seems obvious to most people, but City of Wabasha Officials don't seem to understand that these items are NOT LODGING: 1) The assurances, reputation management, and privacy services of Airbnb. 2) The ability to make contact through the secure Airbnb platform and exchange personal information and URLs. 3) The ability to express yourself through creative writing of reviews on Airbnb. Reviews seem to be of particular interest to City of Wabasha officials who read them profusely with their abundant free time. City officials apparently seek to stifle freedom of speech and creativity. I'm a big advocate for freedom of speech, freedom of association, individual freedoms, and creativity in general. I spent 20 great years living with and encouraging a very creative artist. Her legacy and wishes are a big part of why I choose to invite other interesting, creative, adventurous, and kind people to visit. I encourage Airbnb users to be very creative in review writing, in order to entertain Wabasha City Officials and other viewers. 4) A custom T-shirt. Note that clothing is exempt from sales tax in Minnesota. 5) Unlimited technical and graphic design consulting services during your visit. 6) Access to visit and enjoy/photograph the "Million Dollar View" that gets the property tax assessor so excited. 7) Stories about the interesting architecture and history of this home. 8) Free speech, by supporting peaceful resistance to government overreach into private homes. Since this is NOT LODGING, you should understand that there IS NO OFFER OR GUARANTEE OF LODGING IN EXCHANGE FOR CONSIDERATION. Any money exchanged is solely for non-lodging items. This is also not a restaurant or commercial food establishment and no money is exchanged for any food or beverage related items. This is a private home, where owners should have the freedom to welcome friends, family, and other visitors they choose. To ensure you have been informed, please message back with the phrase "No lodging or Fresh Baked Cookies."

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ต้องขึ้นบันได - One flight of stairs
ต้องใช้พื้นที่บางส่วนร่วมกับผู้เข้าพักคนอื่น - Common areas and yard are shared
ข้อจำกัดของสิ่งอำนวยความสะดวก - Restroom is in the laundry room nearby. Toilet and sink only. It is a bit more indigenous than in that way.

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โพรไฟล์ผู้ใช้ Drew
ตุลาคม 2017
Douglas and Colette have a beautiful place and are very accommodating hosts! Such a beautiful place to stay and was a great quiet getaway! Thank you.

โพรไฟล์ผู้ใช้ William
กันยายน 2017
Wonderful location and hosts. There were many little "extras" that showed a great deal of attentiveness, forethought and generosity.

โพรไฟล์ผู้ใช้ Tom
สิงหาคม 2017
We were surprised that there weren't beds in the room above the garage just a hammock. There were two air mattress ' that weren't blown up. Not very comfortable. You had to go outside down a narrow staircase to get to the bathroom. The hosts were friendly.
โพรไฟล์ผู้ใช้ DouglasDouglas คือเจ้าของที่พักดีเด่น
คำตอบจาก Douglas:
Tom, I'm surprised to see your review for your experience, and your expectations weren't met, especially since all other reviews for it were 5 stars. I thought the title "Wapishana Amerindian Hammock and "Tree House" view" and the information that you indicated you read when you replied with "No Lodging or Fresh Baked Cookies," including that there are stairs and if you can't work with the stairs to let us know so we can accommodate you, would have informed you. We certainly enjoyed meeting you and your family and sharing this pleasant social experience with you.
สิงหาคม 2017

โพรไฟล์ผู้ใช้ Stephen
สิงหาคม 2017
We had a wonderful visit with Colette. We talked about the area's geologic history, which was fascinating. We're sorry we missed Doug - maybe next time!
โพรไฟล์ผู้ใช้ DouglasDouglas คือเจ้าของที่พักดีเด่น
คำตอบจาก Douglas:
Colette spoke very highly of your visit and enjoyed sharing information about the geology of this area. I look forward to connecting with you in the future.
สิงหาคม 2017

โพรไฟล์ผู้ใช้ Jon
กรกฎาคม 2017

โพรไฟล์ผู้ใช้ Sydney
กรกฎาคม 2017
Great place to stay! Very affordable and neat.

โพรไฟล์ผู้ใช้ ErinErin คือเจ้าของที่พักดีเด่น
กรกฎาคม 2017
Wow! We were chasing the storms (or were they chasing us?) and we had the BEST view while still being sheltered safely. Doug and Colette treated all 8 of us to an ice cream social while watching the storm roll in -- the place is surrounded by windows, and it was the perfect observatory for the lightening display. So wonderful! Highly recommended!

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See my listings at https://www.airbnb.com/users/26216290/listings

Pilot, inventor, consultant, enjoy travel, adventure, new experiences, and meeting new people. Airbnb Superhost and freedom advocate. Volunteer pilot helping individuals in remote, rain forest areas of South America to gain access to medical care and medical supplies in places so remote that any other form of transportation often requires more than 14 days. I have started a new website, search for "No Lodging or Fresh Baked Cookies" to find NoLodging, which is like AirBnB, without the BnB.

Technology consultant with an interest in disruptive technologies like social media, AirBnB, and CouchSurfing, that facilitate better sharing and connecting individuals. I enjoy challenging "this is how we've always done it" thinking.

I have had many great experiences with AirBnB as a catalyst to meeting people, staying in unique places, and sharing the wonder of life with others. The sharing of life experiences is what makes AirBnB and other sharing services so interesting to me. 

Airbnb is a great example of Freedom of Association, an intrinsic human right, both as a individual right and a collective right, guaranteed by all modern and democratic legal systems, including the United States Bill of Rights, article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and international law, including articles 20 and 23 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and Conventions 87 and 98 of the International Labor Organization. 

Some cities and other municipalities try to claim that the people living within their boundaries don't have these basic human rights, simply due to those rights being asserted through Airbnb. Considering that the only nations that don't allow Airbnb are Syria, Iran, and North Korea it seems safe to say that municipalities that are attempting to deny these rights to individuals will be on the wrong side of history, much like people who once told Rosa Parks she should just take a seat in the back, rather than refuse to be owned and subjugated by politicians and bureaucrats.

If individuals don't have the freedom to associate with others in their own private homes, where do they have that right? The City of Wabasha Minnesota has chosen to find out, by filing criminal charges and a jury trial on the well-rounded court date on Pi Day, 3/14. The city is challenging the rights of all individuals to connect and enjoy the freedom to associate. I believe this to be a fundamental right in any free society. Fundamentally, this is freedom and individual rights versus subjugation and control by bureaucrats.

I'd like to thank all the people who offered their support and encouragement for me to fight for the freedom of everyone. The city dismissed the case and did not to go to trial in March 2016.

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