Cozy mud hut with big bridge view


Private room in hut hosted by Ivy

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 private bath
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Nestled in the private backyard of our family home, a neighborhood hub. The round, rustic, romantic MudHut hides in a secret garden overlooking the St. Johns bridge and sparkling river, near Cathedral Park, Forest Park, downtown St. Johns, canoe and hiking trails... Firepit, permaculture gardens, loaner bikes, community life, view!

The space
Our hut was handbuilt by family, friends, and community with great love and serves as a guesthouse, homeschool hut, sauna and sanctuary. Wood-heated and candle-lit, it's a tranquil, rustic sleeping space. I recommend staying two nights for an immersive experience in the relaxing atmosphere. We are makers, artists and parents, and our land is a lively reflection of our creative life, often with projects brewing and children playing. A humming hive in a hidden wood on a bluff above the river.

Where you'll sleep

1 double bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Indoor fireplace
Luggage dropoff allowed
Hair dryer

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4.78 out of 5 stars from 500 reviews


Where you’ll be

Portland, Oregon, United States

We're in St. Johns, Portland's northern-most neighborhood and a small town of its own with a strong community identity here. Many families here trace their roots back to James John, the pioneer founder of St. Johns who is memorialized all over the neighborhood. Downtown St. Johns is a few blocks away, with plenty of restaurants (Thai, vegan, soulfood, chinese, pub grub, pizza, deli, breakfast, coffee & gelato), an old movie theater and shopping (lots of vintage).
Cathedral Park, three blocks away, is gorgeous and photogenic with access to the Willamette River and the awesome overhead presence of the gothic St. Johns Bridge that you can see from the hut.
We're also close to a lot of natural areas for urban hiking and paddling. Forest Park, full of trails and old growth forest, is right across the bridge. Just north of here is Kelley Point Park, the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers; Smith and Bybee Lakes, a wetlands for birding and paddling; and Sauvie Island, with beaches, farms, nurseries, hiking, fishing, & birding. We're on the Pacific migratory fly-way, so lots of raptor action around here. Bald eagles, peregrine falcons and hawks swoop by regularly.

Hosted by Ivy

  1. Joined in May 2013
  • 500 Reviews
  • Superhost
I'm a settled-down traveler who found a gem of hidden land on the edge of the city--land that wants to be shared. I raise my family, tend the land and work in the community. Artist, herbalist, permaculturist, teacher and writer.

During your stay

I love to make tea and breakfast from the gardens and grounds if you desire. Our family spends a lot more time outside than in, and we love an excuse to have a fire, so if you want to be one of the family you are most welcome. That said, the hut is your private zone, and we do our best to afford you the level of privacy you’d like. You may encounter our land mate Jess, who lives in an airstream on the lower property.
I love to make tea and breakfast from the gardens and grounds if you desire. Our family spends a lot more time outside than in, and we love an excuse to have a fire, so if you wan…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No pets
Smoking is allowed

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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