About This Listing
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!
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.
You may wander the gardens, pick berries, have a fire, hang out in the outdoor living areas, the sanctuary and the stage. Bathroom facilities are a tip toe from the mudhut to the basement of our home, through the outside back door, down a set of stairs. It's impractical to share the kitchen in our small family home, but rudimentary outdoor kitchen facilities are available and there's outdoor dining with a view year round.
Interaction with Guests
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,
We had an awesome time staying here! I came with my roommate as part of a longer trip.The mudhut is beautiful and super cozy, and Ivy and her family were wonderful hosts. They made sure we had everything we needed and gave some great recommendations about where to go in Portland. I'd definitely recommend staying here to anyone visiting the area.
What a magical experience this truly was! Ivy was so great, we were traveling all day and arrived a little later than planned. She was very helpful when we arrived and everything was set up and ready to go for us. This is truly an experience like no other, after a long day of traveling this was just the night of sleep we needed. We woke up extra early to check out the whole area and what a beautiful thing they have going here. The bathroom is very accessible. There was a great breakfast nook where there was coffee/hot tea ready to be made. If you're looking for a great experience you will find one here!
What a fun little place to stay! Ivy was super pleasant and very thoughtful. She has so much love built into her property. I felt very clear about what we were renting and was not disappointed at all. While this place is not for everyone, it is so much better than staying at some cheap hotel with no character. Just a slice of our amazing North West adventure! If you have the chance, camp fire is a must at this spot!
~theMudHut~ was awesome........I am glad I chose to rest here...first of all it is a mud hut....add a small wood stove and the candles.. and it was cozier than any hotel that I have stayed at... but that's me.... The host are great too..very welcoming...down to earth folks... .....I love this place and would go back in the future.
This. Place. Was. Perfect. And I mean both the hut and the people! It's idyllic if you want a rustic, quiet getaway that is still minutes from all the city has to offer.
I don't think I can say enough good things about this space: a beautiful, wild-looking garden...funny chickens that hide in the bushes or follow you around...clean and well-maintained hot tub...great ambiance...the view...the (email hidden)eat water pressure in the downstairs shower...the hut was cool inside though it was around 80 outside...creative outdoor kitchen space...wonderful hosts! The entire property is alive with plants, animals, and artwork. All in all, it provoked the feeling that we had gotten away from it all (even though we knew it was close by). Being inside the mud hut you could be anywhere.
Ivy had great communication leading up to and upon our arrival. She is friendly and informative, and her family is absolutely charming. We ended up sharing a wonderful evening meal with them full of laughs and great conversation. We hope to go back!!
Huge thanks to both C and Ivy for a wonderful visit. It really was a welcome escape from the city and I will recommend it to everyone. From their delicious home brew, hot tub, fire pit, and outdoor kitchen, it was a perfect visit! Wonderful hosts and family to spend time with. I look forward to next time!
About the Host, Ivy
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.