Super comfy bed under the dome skylight. Wurlitzer Organ for vibe control.The yurt looking south (March 2015)
Entire home/apt
3 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bed
Per Night
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About this listing

When a friend is thinking of moving to Los Angeles, people make sure to bring them to my house. The yurt is the most compelling part of the conversion experience. Nestled among 30 fruit trees on a half-acre lot, it's classic bohemian California.

Super comfy bed under the dome skylight. Wurlitzer Organ for vibe control.

Super comfy bed under the dome skylight. Wurlitzer Organ for vibe control.

The Space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $35
Security Deposit: $200
Weekly discount: 15%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

Staying in the yurt is definitely "glamping" (a more luxurious version of camping). If you usually like to stay at the Marriott, this rustic spot may not be right for you. Once inside, you wouldn't guess that you're only a few miles from Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles. A yurt is the Mongolian version of a teepee, invented by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia. Unlike the traditional version, this yurt sits on a raised platform with hardwood floors, windows, and modern amenities. The circular room is 16 feet in diameter, and the conical roof has a skylight directly over the bed. The setting is a rural oasis in the middle of the city: the yurt sits on a half-acre lot which it shares with a 1920's farm house (where I live), a little red barn (where my friend Morgan lives), and a little mobile chicken coop (where our three chickens live). Sitting by the antique wood-burning stove, you can occasionally hear a train go by. There are several hammocks hung around the yard and a firepit that's great for campfire sing-alongs. Just outside the yurt are some mature fig trees, a lemon tree, an avocado tree, and an orange tree (to name a few). Ten steps across the yard is the outdoor bathroom with a toilet, sink and outdoor shower. You stand on rocks from the LA river beneath a giant "raincan" shower head that is big enough for two. Above you are tree branches and the sky. The tankless water heater allows infinitely long hot showers.

PET OWNERS: I love pets (especially dogs)! If you are bringing one, please select "additional guest" when you book and do a little extra cleanup afterwards.

PHOTOGRAPHERS: I love having photoshoots in the yurt, but it will be a separate fee. Just ask!

Guest Access

--Internet (Wifi and hard-wired)
--Electric Tea Kettle, French Press, Toaster Oven, Tea and Coffee
--Fruit from the fruit trees (seasonal)
--Wurlitzer Organ
--Wood-Burning Stove
--Swamp Cooler (eco AC)
--Outdoor table, chairs and chaise longue
--Bocce Ball
--Horse Shoes

Interaction with Guests

My interaction with guests will be minimal. Although I may bump into you occasionally, we'll give you as much privacy as we can. Since I live in another house on the property, I'm always around if you need anything. Texting is best, but you can call or knock on my door if it's urgent.

The Neighborhood

Glassell Park is a sleepy gem of a neighborhood about three miles from Silver Lake and Echo Park, four miles from downtown, and four miles from Hollywood. It's part of a vast, hilly, residential area that includes Eagle Rock, Mount Washington, Highland Park, and South Pasadena. If you head northeast, you can wander for hours through the narrow winding streets without hitting a freeway. It's in the process of gentrification, but is still extremely diverse, with lots of authentic Mexican and Salvadoran food. There are some awesome bars (Verdugo Bar and Los Candiles), and one of the best brunch places in L.A. (Lemon Poppy Kitchen). There are several great parks. Elyria Canyon has some short, beautiful hikes. Rio Los Angeles and Glassell Park Recreation center have tennis and basketball courts, an outdoor pool (open year-round), soccer, baseball fields. One of the most beautiful spots in the neighborhood is the L.A. river, which in the section closest to us is still wild. It has truly great bird-watching, a ten mile bike path, and just this year opened for kayaking! Griffith Park and Elysian park are also just across the river. If you aren't familiar with L.A., the East Side (where we are) has really been blossoming lately, with downtown, Silverlake, Echo Park and Highland Park dominating on the nightlife and foodie fronts.

Getting Around

My house is a couple blocks from buses that go all over the city, and just two miles from the Lincloln/Cypress Gold Line Subway stop. It's close to the 2, 5, and 110 freeways.

Other Things to Note

Note: I recommend you bring flip flops and a bathrobe for the walk to the outdoor shower.

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House Rules
No smoking
Check-in is after 2PM

--No smoking inside the yurt.
--Try to keep noise to a minimum
--Don't hesitate to text me if you have a problem/concern/question
--If you want to have more than a couple friends over, just ask
--If you want to use the fire-pit, please let me know so I can set it up

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Safety Features
Fire Extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

The yurt looking south (March 2015)

The yurt looking south (March 2015)

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Los Angeles, California, United States · Member since October 2012

Songwriter/artist/producer based in LA. I'm from a big, outdoorsy, East-Coast family. I studied visual art and filmmaking at Harvard University. When I'm not working on music, I like hiking, camping, biking, tennis, skiing, gardening.

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