Eco nature retreat in community

House - Private room · Wasson Rd, Austin, TX 78745, United States

The Space

***SXSW specials last minute room available***we have options for you: one is : a Private room in an experimental environmental home with shared entrance and bath.
Solid wood vaulted ceilings and full sized bed, fully furnished with Handmade furniture throughout which are built on site in our solar workshop.
Relax and refresh in our abundant nature and gardens and pool (in season)
or energize taking in our Solar powered electric system or rainwater catchment, permaculture or other various healthy choices.
we are a house of 4
Benjamin, who considers himself a foodee, commonly making saurkraut kefir or a number of his other creations. Amanda, a local country western singer and booking agent.
Seaton, loving life and doing tai chi or building his WOW water business - locally made refreshing healthy beverages,
or Lori who loves Hawaii and recently spent the summer working with autistic children on a local horse farm.
From time to time other rooms are open if one of us is travelling, or our guest room as in the photos seen.
we also have a '48 greyhound bus outfitted to Elvis when he's in town and a vintage Spartan travel trailer underway for yogis,festival goers, and all sorts of mystic travellers.

AND you might consider us a seaonal place since we do not have any central heat or air conditioning. this is partially a health and lifestyle choice/ doing more with less and a function of our being off grid and generating our power exclusively from our on site solar.
that said, the pool is quite cooling and we are in a breezey area set in the woods. And in the winter we have a fireplace and 2 woodstoves often going.
Our water supply is similar and we ask you be sensitive to this resource, both in staying with us and whereever you can.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $12 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 1:00 PM
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

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  • Our stay went pretty well. Coleman was easy to communicate with via email and such. We didn't actually meet him while there (or did we? Someone said hello in the parking lot, but no introductions). I'll be honest, the place was a little odd. We felt like we were the only ones there but then would randomly see someone come out of or go into a bedroom. The place itself was pretty clean. I was hoping to swim in the pool in the picture but it was empty. Ah well, it was very affordable and easy to get to... suited us just fine!

    March 2014
  • Cole is a great guy with a unique property! Must try :)

    February 2014
  • Coleman's crib is an interesting place. It gives you the feeling of the wilderness yet just a jog out of the driveway and you're into the hustle of Austin, Texas.

    The bedroom is nice and has a charm to it as well as the bathroom. The shower is nice and hot. Electricity went out for a bit.

    The people here are nice. The scenery is unique. I arrived at night. People here knew I was coming, but it was quite something to arrive in the dark using my Iphone to see around.

    This place is definitely a nook in the universe and it's funny how it feels like it's kinda in the middle of nowhere in the wilderness yet it's just a short jaunt from civilization.

    Slow down, catch your breath and smile for a while

    Oops...reminds me I have a Mocha to get to in the kitchen!

    nam myoho renge kyo

    :-)

    December 2013
  • Wow what a great place to stay Coleman was awesome and the Spartan trailer was a really nice escape from the city I give and the place all my recommendations

    December 2013
  • Coleman's place is like a home away from home. As soon as I arrived I didn't want to leave. It's a very peaceful place and it's easy to forget the hustle and bustle of Austin is only a few minutes away, but it's nice that downtown is so close. I highly recommend staying here. My room was nice and comfy. The permanent tenants were very sweet as were fellow airbnb guests.

    December 2013
  • Just wanted to say thanks for providing great communication and despite my rather radical change in plans for the weekend in Austin being very understanding about the situation. Top notch communication from Cole.
    I was diverted to a completely different location for the weekend due to preference of folks hosting the event and am a little miffed at not being able to check out Coles place as that was my original intention. Cheers to Cole for having a level of understanding with my plight. Brian

    November 2013
  • The place is what it says it it, an eco retreat. That said, I wasn't expecting to get so many insect bites. Maybe it was the time of year, I don't know. It rained really heavily on my second night resulting in the roof of my room leaking in. Water got onto my phone and iPod but luckily they weren't damaged.

    Joseph wasn't there to meet me when I arrived after a very long day's travel from LA which was disappointing as there was no one else in the house when I arrived at 8pm. Joseph eventually arrived at 10pm. Joseph sent me an email (which I couldn't read because I had no internet access). In the email there were no instructions as to what to do when I arrived or where I was staying. It's worth noting that the house was in complete darkness. I saw Joseph briefly the next morning and never saw him again before I left.

    October 2013
  • Coleman was wonderful and thoughtful in every way. His impressive home is ecofriendly and predominately powered by solar power panels. The bedroom is beautiful. While staying, Coleman offered his bike so I could ride around town and he also had fresh farmed eggs... Yum! Visit with an open mind and you will be inspired to be a better human being :)

    October 2013
  • Coleman is an incredibly heightened being. Staying at his place was an experience of immense lucidity. There's a still calmness that can be felt with the first step unto the property. There are bookshelves filled with novels you won't find anywhere else. The kind that can only find you. If you're looking for a place that allows for introspection of the purest kind, this is the spot. Coleman has done the work and as a result his property is energetically heightened. I highly recommend this place to those who understand such frequencies.

    September 2013
  • Coleman is a very thoughtful host and its really cool how he's taken his house off the grid. He makes certain his guests feel comfortable in what is a different but enjoyable experience. The house is clean and has a great selection of books. The outdoor patio is calm and relaxing with plenty of plants and greenery. I wish I had more time to hang out there and read.

    I also learned how much I rely on constant access to electricity. When I came it had rained all day, so the lights were out. Coleman messaged me to let me know ahead of time and had candles lit so I could see when I arrived late at night. There were extra flashlights in my room, so that was perfect. I thought I would be worried but it was no big deal, and I actually went to sleep peacefully instead of milling around and playing on my phone.

    Definitely stay here for something fun and completely different!

    September 2013
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I enjoy meeting new people and sharing the world I've carved up on in Austin. i love nature and peace it brings me. I grew up in New Hampshire and also love to travel. I once had a pig named Penelope. and I like handmade items antiques gardening and all things mystical. It's important to me to do what I can to keep our planet healthy and share ideas that make this happen gracefully and including all people.
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