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Alder Brook Cottage: A Tiny House in the Woods

SuperhostHardwick, Vermont, United States
Tiny house hosted by Kyle
3 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the tiny house to yourself.
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From the moment you cross the cedar footbridge over Alder Brook, you'll know you're somewhere special. Featured in Boston Magazine and CabinPorn, Alder Brook Cottage is an inspired, rustic dream cabin located in the woods of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Surrounded by a crystal clear stream and 1400 acres of rugged forest, it is the perfect getaway for glampers looking to experience the tiny house life. Minutes away from Caspian Lake, Hill Farmstead Brewery, and Craftsbury Outdoor Center.

The space
**Read this: this is a rustic cottage—no electricity or running water, and you have to be okay with climbing a loft ladder AND using an outhouse. Buy firewood locally.**

When I was young, I had a dream in which I lived in a tiny house in the woods. I still remember every detail of it. As I went through my teens and twenties, the dream never faded…and so, in 2015, my girlfriend and I decided to give it a try. We bought land in the woods of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, and guided by our hearts and many books, we built a tiny house.

After you park off the (paved) road, you’ll cross a wooden footbridge over a stream and climb a rocky staircase into the forest. After a couple hundred feet, the house appears through the trees. Inside you’ll find a sunny, cozy space that is perfect for relaxing in the beauty of the woods. There is a kitchenette with a stove and pots and pans, a bathroom with a shower basin, a fold-out daybed, a wood stove, a pull-down table, bookshelves lined with some of my favorite books, and a loft with the most comfortable queen mattress in Vermont. Summer, fall, winter, spring — the cabin is like something out of a fairytale.

**You’ll need to bring your own water (2 gallons per person per day is usually enough, and you can refill at a nearby spring on Route 14)
**You'll need to buy your own bundles of firewood at nearby Aubuchon Hardware. Don't bring firewood from other places — it transports invasive pests that are currently devouring some of our beloved trees here in the Kingdom!
**It is in the woods, but you can still hear cars on the road about 200 feet away.

Behind the house is 1400 acres of untouched forest, cliffs, and streams. You’re 5 minutes from the town of Hardwick, with all modern conveniences available. You are nearby tons of pristine lakes and rivers, the best brewery in the world (no joke — Hill Farmstead Brewery has won best in the world many times), the best cheesemaker in the world (Jasper Hill Farm....also no joke), nordic skiing at Craftsbury Outdoor Center, mountain biking at Kingdom Trails, and ski resorts such as Stowe, Burke Mountain, Jay Peak, and many more.

Check in: 3pm or later
Check out: 10am
When you leave: strip sheets, take your trash, clean your dishes, leave no food

Guest access
The place is always unlocked, so no need to pick up a key.

Other things to note
No shoes in the house! There is a waterproof shoebox outside the front door.

No electricity except what's provided by the generator, should you need it.
From the moment you cross the cedar footbridge over Alder Brook, you'll know you're somewhere special. Featured in Boston Magazine and CabinPorn, Alder Brook Cottage is an inspired, rustic dream cabin located in the woods of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Surrounded by a crystal clear stream and 1400 acres of rugged forest, it is the perfect getaway for glampers looking to experience the tiny house life. Minutes away f…

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Private entrance
Essentials
Free parking on premises
Fire extinguisher
First aid kit
Hangers
Indoor fireplace
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm

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Hardwick, Vermont, United States

Hardwick is a quintessential Vermont village, with a little library, a bookshop, restaurants, and various other businesses along a short main street. There is cross-country skiing and mountain biking in town. You'll love restaurants like The Village Restaurant, Connie's Kitchen, and Positive Pie. A really cool old suspension footbridge crosses the river downtown.
Hardwick is a quintessential Vermont village, with a little library, a bookshop, restaurants, and various other businesses along a short main street. There is cross-country skiing and mountain biking in town. Y…

Hosted by Kyle

Joined in September 2014
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I am a musician/writer from West Glover, VT. I am obsessed with the north. I am writing an album for every continent, and plan to record each one on its respective continent. My band is called The Anatomy of Frank. I love people and dreaming.
I am a musician/writer from West Glover, VT. I am obsessed with the north. I am writing an album for every continent, and plan to record each one on its respective continent. My ba…
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  • Jennifer
During your stay
You'll have lots of privacy and no intrusions! My girlfriend and I live 30 minutes away.
Kyle is a Superhost
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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