Clients who visit Jeff for a fire talk, workshop, or personal retreat can stay overnight in our new guest house, a beautiful log cabin hand-built by an Amish builder in our area. Clients get a reduced rate from the regular Airbnb lodging fee. (The cabin can also be rented for stays without signing up for a program, on the cabin’s separate Airbnb site.)
The cabin is a sturdy, 4-season, one-room structure measuring 12′ x 20′ inside, with a high ceiling, loft, simple kitchenette, bump-out bathroom, and basic furnishings for two. The cabin has full electric, lights, heat and A/C, insulated windows with screens. Heat is provided by an electric fireplace in colder months. The cabin does not have indoor plumbing but fresh water is provided for drinking and cleaning (see Kitchenette below) and guests can use the shower in our home between ~ 7a and 9p daily.
Fees: The lodging fee is $60./per night for clients. (Regular rate for Airbnb guests is $74./per night with the added fees.)
Accommodations: The cabin has two twin beds, furnishing and dinnerware for two people. We provide bed linens, pillows, and towels for guests.
The kitchenette (below) has a small microwave oven, a dorm-style 3 cu. ft. refrigerator, coffeemaker, dishes, cups and flatware provided. Clean water for drinking and washing comes from a 3-gallon stoneware water cooler. The cabin is not plumbed for running water (yet) but there’s plenty of water from an outside spigot, and guests can clean up and wash dishes in the sink. Water can easily be heated in the microwave.
Food: Guests bring their own food and beverages during their stay. Perishables and beverages can be stored in the refrigerator, which has a small ice cube maker.
Bathroom: The cabin utilizes an eco-friendly composting toilet in the attached bathroom (below). A composting toilet is a “dry” no-flush toilet that saves water and turns human waste into garden fertilizer through natural organic processes. Odors are eliminated by separating liquids from solids and composting the solids by adding wood shavings after each use. A small fan also ventilates the storage compartment to the outside.
Guests can use the shower in our home (across the yard) between ~ 7a and 9p daily.
The Land: Guests have full roaming privileges on our 3-acre property, including use of the fire ring down by our creek (photo).
Our land is nestled in the beautiful rolling hills and farmland of southwest Michigan near the towns of Cassopolis and Edwardsburg. Our country road is a popular route for local bicycle clubs for its scenic views and low traffic. Guests can enjoy long walks on nearby gravel roads that meander along our creek and through farms and wooded areas. Our rural neighbors are quiet and friendly and many have lived in the area for generations.
Evenings in the cabin are peaceful and utterly quiet with only the sound of crickets, owls, or the wind whispering through the tall red oaks around the cabin. The night skies are spectacular for stargazing, as we are located far enough from the light of major urban centers.