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Secluded Mt. Cabin & Restored Barn

4,85(71 arvostelua)SupermajoittajaHot Springs, Pohjois-Carolina, Yhdysvallat
Lato, jonka majoittaja on Don
7 vierasta2 makuuhuonetta3 vuodetta1 kylpyhuone
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Don on Supermajoittaja
Supermajoittajat ovat kokeneita, hyvät arviot saaneita majoittajia, jotka ovat sitoutuneita tarjoamaan mahtavia majoittumisia vierailleen.
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100 % viimeaikaisista vieraista antoi sijainnille 5 tähden arvion.
Talon säännöt
Tämä kohde ei sovellu pikkulapsille (0–2-vuotiaat), eikä majoittaja salli juhlia eikä tupakointia.
Getaway from civilization. Perfect romantic, writing or small group retreat. 2 separate unique structures, porch overlooking creek, hot tub, treehouse, 30+ acres including private hiking trails, imaginatively & sustainably created, remote yet accessible -- 1 hr from Asheville NC in Great Smokies.

Tila
There are 2 structures that go with this listing, a barn and a cabin. Together, they sleep 7; however, this is ideal for 1 or 2 couples or families. Please read the details below and answer a few questions at the end of this description that are designed to be sure we are a good fit.

From the outside, one structure looks like an old tobacco barn. In 2008, I restored it, pouring foundation, replacing the roof, and building what is essentially a modern one-room tiny house inside. I've never seen anything like it and probably never will because it made zero economic sense!

Slide open the door and you walk into a three-season porch and a door to the 400 sq. ft. all-season living space. This space is a carpeted, insulated, great room with grid power, fully provisioned kitchen, high ceiling, sleeping loft, and lots of windows. There is a comfortable futon as well as two inflatable single-sized mattresses in the loft. The room sleeps one couple and two singles or kids in the loft.

In warm weather, a giant porch overlooking a robust creek could easily accommodate another four sleepers in bags. There's a private shower room (hot & cold)* with a space heater (no toilet here), an outdoor kitchen with hot & cold running water, a barbecue, a large dining area, and a play loft way in the high rafters, near where the barn owl occasionally perches.

The second structure 60 feet away from the barn is a 240 sq. ft. cabin (tiny home) that is simple, modern, clean, and well insulated. There are two beds--a twin on the main floor and a double in the loft with low clearance to the roof. It's perfect for 1 or 2 people or a couple with a small child.

There's indoor and outdoor, solar-powered LED lighting, 6 car-lighter wall outlets, a simple kitchen with cold running spring water, a propane range, (there's a cooler, no fridge), two rocket stoves, an indoor wood-burning stove for heat and hot water, and the nearby composting toilet** in a separate structure.

The cabin was sited for southern exposure so the sun strikes the floor in winter but the cabin is shady and cool in summer. The stove cranks out plenty of heat using wood available to use in the nearby shed. Fresh spring water is delivered 24/7 from a gravity-fed 10,000 gallon cistern uphill of the cabin. We planted over 100 fruit and nut trees along the driveway and stream bed and you are welcome to anything that's ready to harvest.

There is a wood-fired hot tub suitable for three people manufactured by Snorkel Stove available for $50 for two burns (typically lasting two days). You will fill the hot tub with spring water and then build and tend a fire in the box around which the water circulates. The hot tub takes approximately three hours to heat. While it takes some work, many guests enjoy being out under the stars in a quiet, chemical-free tub with the smell of wood burning.

We have plenty of basic cooking implements and utensils in good condition in each location. French press for coffee, cast iron skillet, basic pots, pans, knives, some spices depending on who's left what. If you're a chef or foodie and would like, please feel free to bring stuff you know you'd like to have w/ you.

Pets are allowed, for a $50 fee, everywhere on the property except inside the barn living space, which we try to keep clear of allergens.

* Winter Policy:
Water—Because we have exposed piping, we shut the water main off between Thanksgiving and mid-March. During those months, guests fill jugs of fresh cold spring water from a winterized hydrant about 50 feet away. The barn shower does not operate during winter.
Snow—While the building is right off a substantial 2-lane road, and is easy to access with a regular vehicle, in case of snow, that road isn't plowed right away.

** The only toilet on the property is in an outhouse that is clean and odor-free. It is a composting toilet utilizing the Humanure composting bucket system. You can learn more about composting toilets by googling humanure.

To inquire

Please tell me a little bit about yourself and your party:
-What kind of work do you do in the world?
-How many are in your party?
-What, specifically, attracts you to this property?
-Are you comfortable with the composting toilet system?
-Will you be bringing a pet?
-Do you want to add the hot tub to your stay?
-Did you read this listing in its entirety?

Let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to hosting you!

Vieraan pääsy
With this property comes access to all buildings and grounds -- cabin & barn, both porches, 30 acres, including 1 mile of private wooded hiking trail, wood-burning hot-tub ($50 cleaning/split firewood fee), a one of a kind treehouse, 1200 feet of creek frontage, giant meadow, 100 fruit and nut trees, whatever's up in the raised beds, a composting toilet and a hot/cold shower.

Winter Water Policy (between the first really cold snap in Nov & mid-March): Because we have exposed piping near and in the barn, we shut the water main off and guests fill jugs of fresh cold spring water from a winterized hydrant about 50 feet away.

Pls. note, while the building is right off a substantial 2-lane road, in extreme weather, that road isn't plowed right away.

Muuta huomioitavaa
Covid-19 update: This property, which I bought from a family that sheltered here through the Spanish flu, is well-suited for one family or two social distancing, whether around a campfire, hiking or sitting together on a porch. Starting in August, we’ll be leaving 48 hours between guests with full disinfecting during housekeeping. For those with a taste for homesteading or glamping or permaculture or just breathing easy, welcome.

The experience of staying at Good Egg is wonderfully rich and different from being in a modern, grid-tied house. The cabin was conceived and built to make day-to-day life wonderful without electricity and most technology.

When you go to sleep, there's no light except the moon and stars, no refrigerator or central heating or air conditioning noise -- only the sounds of nature -- the stream, crickets or frogs in the nearby pond, dogs or coyotes in the distance. Without the glow of a nearby city, the hot tub on a clear night, the skies are dazzling.

The wood-fired hot tub is made by a company called Snorkel. It's perfect for 2 and can fit 3, although tight. It's Japanese style hot tub bathing, meaning no chemicals. Also, since we're not grid tied, it relies on a firebox heating fresh spring water, which you fill it with. It takes approx. 35 minutes to fill the tub and between 3 and 3.5 hours to heat (longer when it's really cold!). There's a thermometer in it, so as it gets closer to your liking (don't let it get over 102 degrees), let the existing logs burn down, choke off the air vent sleeve and hop in. With no pump sounds and the stars above, it's incomparable. The $50 fee covers 2 nights and goes toward cleaning between guests and plenty of split wood nearby.

The barn is a little more comfortable, easier to heat (baseboard) and cook in. You will be comfortable in either or both, even in extreme weather, simply by paying attention and taking more time for simple tasks. It sounds corny, but there is a meditative quality to thinking and doing things like heating water, keeping warm, staying hydrated, eating well and choosing to do what you really want. I'm always amazed how busy I am -- and how different this kind of busy feels -- without electronics and my technological "time savers."

A binder explaining how Good Egg came to be is on the shelf for those curious about homesteading, permaculture, sustainable building and off-the-grid living.

Note: Since we opened in October, 2014, guest reviews consistently tell us us best thing about staying at Good Egg is being off the grid and the treadmill of modern life, unplugging from the dominant culture and experiencing oneself as humans did 100 years ago and more.

Whether it’s the absence of electricity (in the cabin), the quiet of the country, no city glow in the night sky, or the once common experience of the natural world dominating over human-made or human-crafted things, it’s astonishing for many of us to see and feel and experience without constant communications via text and email and the distractions of modern life. Many people write that they’ve learned an enormous amount about themselves, about homesteading or permaculture, and about alternate ways of being.

There is a three-night minimum to encourage, facilitate and deepen this experience for guests. Our prices reflect our cost to maintain and improve the buildings & the property as well as carefully and lovingly transitioning it between guests.

Please note: Over time, Airbnb has required checking boxes to characterize the property and amenities. This property is very unique, so please read the text or be in touch if you have questions or see conflicting details. I'm happy to answer any questions prior to your booking to ensure this meets your needs!

WARNING: Under North Carolina law, there is no liability for an injury to or death of a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at this agritourism location if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of the agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include, among others, risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals, as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury or death. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity.” N.C.G.S. § 99E-32(b).
Getaway from civilization. Perfect romantic, writing or small group retreat. 2 separate unique structures, porch overlooking creek, hot tub, treehouse, 30+ acres including private hiking trails, imaginatively & sustainably created, remote yet accessible -- 1 hr from Asheville NC in Great Smokies.

Tila
There are 2 structures that go with this listing, a barn and a cabin. Together, they sleep…
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Hot Springs, Pohjois-Carolina, Yhdysvallat

Good Egg is near Spring Creek in Madison County, NC, which has rolling hills, curvy roads, gorgeous vistas, dramatic weather, varied animal and bird life, and friendly, respectful neighbors. Very little real estate development has come to this mountain community.

The County was settled in the early 1800s by independent and resourceful settlers, mostly Scots-Irish. In the mid-1800s, when Union and Confederate recruiters came calling, Madison County folks were just as likely to hide in the hills as join one side or the other. To this day, there is a very strong "live and let live" ethos.

In the late sixties and seventies, back-to-the -landers came to the area and settled, attracted by that ethos, open space, and, most of all, the incredible unspoiled beauty. Many are still here alongside descendants of mountain folk (from whom I bought this parcel), retirees, artists, and visitors like yourselves.

Good Egg is actually in a tiny little township called Meadow Fork, which probably has less than a thousand people. Our neighbors are friendly, gracious people who don't get in each others' business, but look out for one another. It's de rigueur on the roads around here to raise a hand or at least your index finger and acknowledge every car you pass.
Good Egg is near Spring Creek in Madison County, NC, which has rolling hills, curvy roads, gorgeous vistas, dramatic weather, varied animal and bird life, and friendly, respectful neighbors. Very little real es…

Majoittaja: Don

Liittyi lokakuu 2012
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Most of my life I lived in the Northeast. One summer, I realized I could just as easily work from a beautiful place in the mountains as I could in the urban duplex where I woke to the sound of buses and fell asleep to my neighbor’s radio. In 2008, I moved to Asheville, NC. Soon after, I found a 30 acre parcel in the nearby mountains that would become Good Egg. Over the years, with input from permaculture designers, I built a tiny home/cabin, refurbished the old tobacco barn, and developed a low impact, fun, sustainable infrastructure, which has become a rustic writing retreat and getaway for me and an occasional rental property. I enjoy writing fiction, non-fiction and poetry, reading, making music, word play, distance running, meeting people and feeling connected to family and friends.
Most of my life I lived in the Northeast. One summer, I realized I could just as easily work from a beautiful place in the mountains as I could in the urban duplex where I woke to…
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There will be no other guests on the property during your stay.

There may be a caretaker or maintenance person on site, but they will maintain their distance and respect your privacy. Your host(s) will accessible by email at your discretion, but will generally not be present during your stay.
There will be no other guests on the property during your stay.

There may be a caretaker or maintenance person on site, but they will maintain their distance and respec…
Don on supermajoittaja
Supermajoittajat ovat kokeneita, korkeat arviot saaneita majoittajia, jotka ovat sitoutuneet tarjoamaan vierailleen erinomaisen majoittumisen.
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Sisäänkirjautuminen: 15.00 jälkeen
Uloskirjautuminen: 11.00
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Ei sovelias pikkulapsille (alle 2-vuotiaat)
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Ei juhlia eikä tapahtumia
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Airbnb:n fyysisen etäisyyden pitämistä ja muut COVID-19:ää koskevat ohjeet ovat voimassa
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