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,
The mud hut was everything Ivy had described. It was quiet with a beautiful view. Definitely the unique experience we were looking for in Portland. Ivy was kind and welcoming in the short time that we spoke to her.
The mud hut is a true experience different from all the other Airbnb's we have stayed in. It is cozy and romantic with the tea lights. Ivy was very responsive and made us feel welcome at their place.
I loved the location of Ivy's cozy mud hut with big bridge view even though I visited Southwest Portland each day. The mud hut is all 'about the candles.' I also found a friend in her ginger and tumeric brew!
The mud hut was the perfect place for our stop in Portland! It was so difficult to explore town because the gardens and view of the bridge was so spectacular. It was a quick walk into town, which had a very positive atmosphere and everyone was very kind. We will definitely stay again next time we pass through.
The mud hut was an interesting experience. My wife and I stayed there for our anniversary. This was the first time either of us had spent any length of time in Portland. I have to say it was certainly a unique experience.
The hut itself was pretty cool. I was impressed with the handiwork of it. My wife was in love with the view, spending quite a bit of time sitting and enjoying the view of the St. Johns bridge.
The hut wasn't so comfortable that we spent all our time there. We got out and explored the city, visiting the Rose Test Garden in Washington Park (among other areas) and sampling the local food.
We discovered later that Portland was experiencing among the worst pollen count in the country during our stay. Despite this (and my wife's sniffles) we had a great time.
Thanks for your hospitality, Ivy!
This is a great spot. Beautiful, serene surroundings, but close to public transportation and everything you might need. Great view of the bridge... Ivy was great. Friendly and helpful, but not intrusive. Delicious coffee in the morning really hit the spot. Highly recommended!
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.