Our cabin was built completely by us and is off grid, using solar panels for electricity (there is power at night), filtered rain water, wood stove for heat, and a composting toilet. It is situated amongst 37 acres in the Hill Country of Texas and is the perfect retreat into nature for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Our front and roof decks offer miles of view of the Hill Country, overlooking Blanco River Valley, and sunsets here are truly magical.
*COVID UPDATE* Please note that if you book a stay with us and our calendar is open the day before you arrive, we will immediately block that day before you arrive, so there will be a full 24 hours with no humans inside the cabin. We also do self check in, so you won't interact with us at all.
While our cabin does have AC, it is not climate controlled in the same way an on the grid house is and the AC is turned off most nights by 8 pm (no AC at night). Luckily, we live in a desert climate so evenings are cool. If you need more info about this, please ask :) We're also 6 miles from Blanco State Park which has swimming, kayak rentals, etc: perfect activities for a summer day!
Our off-grid cabin was designed and built by my husband Eugene and myself (we live in another cabin about 400 feet away from this one). It was constructed with minimal waste and about 80% of all furnishings are antique, vintage, or second hand. We put our heart and souls into the design and construction of this cabin and we hope you feel that when you stay here!
This cabin is for the artist, for the writer, for the musician, the nature-lover, the quiet meditator, the reader, the yogi; it’s perfect for those longing of an escape from the loud city or for someone who wants to experience life off the grid, in comfort.
Electricity is provided by a 1000 W solar system and can be used for anything except heating elements (iron, hair dryer, curling iron, toasters, etc.) There is power at night, fyi. There are several wall outlets situated in the cabin. A 1500 gallon rain water collection tank sits behind the cabin and provides it with filtered drinking water.
The kitchen is fully functional with a small fridge, large sink, 2 burner gas stovetop, dining table, organic coffee/tea (French press coffee maker). It's fully stocked with pots, pans, dishes, utensils, salt, pepper, coconut oil, and some other spices. Bring charcoal if you'd like to use the charcoal grill.
The cabin's only water supply is from the rain we capture, so please practice water conservation while here. The bathroom has a lovely shower and a composting toilet system, with toilet paper thrown in separate bin and juniper tree fallings used as "flush" to cover up waste.
We do have a wood stove for cold days and nights. We provide wood and instructions.
There is no WIFI here, but there is a strong cell signal with most providers. The library in town has great WIFI if you find yourself in need. The idea is that you come here to retreat into nature, to purposefully disconnect, from social media and also from WIFI signals, power lines, etc.
We do have a backyard fire pit for you to use as long as a burn-ban isn't in effect. You must bring your own wood for the fire pit. We do provide wood for the woodstove inside the cabin. There is a sky deck that is perfect for sunrise and sunset viewings. There are a couple of trails to explore, if you're interested. Since this is Texas, you may come across fire ants, scorpions, snakes, and other bugs and critters during your stay.
*Please Note* This cabin is surrounded by nature, so if you decide to book, please be aware that this isn’t a 5 star boutique hotel, but a unique experience, close to the earth. The toilet is a composting one and there are no coffee shops to walk to in the mornings. Ideally, you’re staying here to have a direct experience with nature that you’ll remember for the rest of your life.fli
We are about 6 miles from the town square in Blanco, where you'll find a few restaurants, antique store, and coffee shop. There's also a small grocery store (Lowes) if needed. Blanco State Park features swimming, fishing, and nature trails.
-24 miles from Wimberely
-30 miles from Jacob's Well
-33 miles from Fredericksburg (Enchanted Rock)
-33 miles from Pedernales Falls State Park
-42 miles from Hamilton Pool
-48 miles from Austin
-50 miles from San Antonio
Tipus de propietat
Blanco, Texas, Estats Units