Treehouse at Lush Permaculture Farm

Treehouse - Private room · NE 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33138, United States
Leslie

Our lovely space is an urban oasis and permaculture farm. Enjoy goats, pigs, emus, chickens and a colorful community of people. Located in "Little Haiti," near art district, 15 minutes from airport and South Beach. Fresh veggies, eggs and honey!

Your host, Leslie
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Our lovely space is an urban oasis and permaculture farm. Enjoy goats, pigs, emus, chickens and a colorful community of people. Located in "Little Haiti," near art district, 15 minutes from airport and South Beach. Fresh veggies, eggs and honey!

The Space

Walk up narrow staircase to the 3rd level of the treehouse, nestled within the pithocilobium tree. Feel like you're living in the trees! Beautiful view of canopy and animals. There's a double bed for two, and a raised wooden slab can accomodate a 3rd person on a twin mattress. Shared kitchen downstairs. The bathroom is located a few steps away from the Treehouse in our newly built Bahamas-style outhouse and the lovely outdoor shower is also close by. Bathroom and shower have hot water.
Due to height of treehouse, no children are allowed (sorry).
Mosquitos are around during rainy season (June-September) we have a net over the bed, citronella candle, three strong fans and incense to keep them away from you in the Treehouse, but that's not a guarantee.
Miami summer is hot. While our beautiful canopy of trees helps keep the farm a lot cooler than other parts of the city, be mindful that the Treehouse only has a fan for cooling. It does not have an air conditioner. Please consider our "Cozy Cabin" or "Quiet Canoe Outpost" listings if you need air conditioning.

Guest Access

Our farm is the place to come to have the convenience of city life and the relaxing paradise you need after an active day. You can feed the animals, partake in farm events, play lively games of volleyball every Sunday. Sailing, kayaking, vegan meals, bicycle rental,yoga classes available for modest fees.

Interaction with Guests

There are always people around the farm; some are guests, some are residents; others volunteer time on the farm. You can have as much interaction as you like, or find a hammock in a quiet space and blissfully escape.

The Neighborhood

Ours is an ecclectic community located in a low-income residential neighborhood of Miami. Many people are surprised to discover the beautiful oasis that is our farm. We are centrally located and easy to find. If you want a quiet, pretty place to unwind after experiencing the glitter of Miami, you will be very pleased.

Getting around

We offer airport pick-up/drop-off for reasonable fees. Public transportation is easy here, one block away there are buses to South Beach, Wynwood, Art District. We are less than 5 minutes to I-95 freeway.

Other Things to Note

You will be delighted by the beauty of the farm. It is a surprising haven within the concrete jungle. We are dedicated to creating as simple and sustainable lifestyle as possible.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $500 /week
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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  • Leslie was wonderful, and very helpful. The farm is gorgeous and a pleasant change from South Beach. The treehouse is such an exotic experience, and the farm animals are lovely. The outdoor shower is super cool. This is great experience, even for experienced travelers. You won't find many experiences like this, not in Miami, and not in many places. This is a hidden world gem.

    July 2014
  • Treehouse in a miami farm tempted me a lot, but after all, it was disappointing.
    We found the room filled up with mosquitoes, the fan was very noisy, the mosquito net around the bed is just not enough to stop mosquitoes entering inside.
    We had the bad luck to arrive after a rain, the atmosphere was too humid to feel comfortable, and the roof is not waterproof.
    Coming late in the night, we wanted to have a good rest but at 8am, someone mowed the grass just nearby.

    I think that all those bad sides spoil the rest.

    Leslie is a really warm person, but I'm sorry, the place is not good enough to justify 100USD/night.

    June 2014
  • So much fun and venture in the tree house!

    June 2014
  • Wonderful place. Leslie and Ray are great hosts. Amazing treehouse. Watch out for the mosquitos though. Nice and relaxing outdoor yoga sessions on tuesdays and sundays. Would definitely recommend this place.

    June 2014
  • We had a great time staying in the tree house and were totally blown away by the farm. Such a great place, we are so glad we visited.

    June 2014
  • My sister and I had a magical weekend at the treehouse! We loved it so much that we had a hard time motivating ourselves to get out and explore more of Miami. It truly felt like a secret garden. We enjoyed exploring the garden and meeting the farm animals. The room itself was clean and charming. A caution - If you are staying in the treehouse you probably want to be of the outdoorsy sort. You will be able to hear all of the animals and may have to ward off some mosquitos. We also were visited at night by a raccoon and possum, they kept to themselves and we felt it added to our adventure! But if those are things that may bother you I would recommend finding lodging elsewhere.

    June 2014
  • A lush oasis in urban Miami. I especially enjoyed my stay because I love animals. They have a farm with emus, turkey, pigs, many goats, etc. They have two cockatoos that I enjoyed getting to know. You can expect to meet other guests that are either temporary and permanent residents in the large area that Leslie owns. 5 stars. Everyone is asking about this place.

    June 2014
  • We had a good time at Leslie and ray's farm. They are amazing hosts and are always available if we need anything. The tree house is comfortable and spacious the only thing that can be a problem is that it becomes very humid when it's raining.
    We had a lovely stay at their place. Thank you.

    June 2014
  • I have felt conflicted about leaving a review for the Treehouse because, although we found the hosts, Ray and Leslie to be nice, friendly and communicative and cooperative in most areas, we/I found the accomodations to be unacceptable, unsanitary and misleading. I will attempt to make my best effort to leave a balanced review. This is a very long review. Please do read it as I put a lot of effort into leaving a fair and complete and informative review. The whole “Treehouse” idea was intriquing. After our son discovered it, we decided to surprise his dad for his 60th birhtday with a reservation and his surprise visit in joining us. Now, don’t get the wrong idea as 60 will seem very old to many of you reading this review and indeed some 60 year olds are...let’s face it - very old. However, we live on and manage a 40 acre piece of property in Wisconsin. My husband built our home, every inch, with his bare hands. We are both self employed as gardeners, caretakers and property managers for some very nice homes. We work physically hard each and every day and are very used to bugs, temp extremes, animals - wild and domesticated, and peeing outside or in a bucket as I had to do in the treehouse. We lived in a old pig shed with a wood stove and no air conditioning and an outhouse for three Wisconsin seasons while building our home and yet we did have HOT water. I tell you a little of our history as I think it sets the proper tone and and hopefully shows you that our expectations and what we are willing to accept is much lower than the average couple of our age. I guess it would be fair to say that we thought we knew what to expect. I think one of the major problems at the Treehouse is the conjoining of the “farm” and the “guests” and my expectations of being a paying guest. Now, don’t get me wrong, we are a friendly group and truly enjoyed meeting varied, mostly 20’s young people, and hearing about what brorught them to the farm and what they envision for themselves in the future. Anything negative I have to say is serious and totally unrelated to any personalities involved at the “farm”. There is a “kitchen” located at the base of the treehouse. We were told that only vegan and vegatarian foods were to be prepared there. No problema - BUT, there is NO hot water. In this “kitchen”, you are expected to share communal utensils, dishes, cookwear and drinking vessels. Also, the dished are not in an enclosed cupboard so they are all suseptible to fly droppings and tree frogs in your coffee cup (which happened). If I was choosing to camp this would be part of the charm, but in this scenario, as a paying guest, totally unacceptable and unsanitary. There is no plumbing connected to the sink. The...

    May 2014
    Leslie
    Response from Leslie:

    The Treehouse experience is somewhat like camping. Our outdoor kitchen has soap and water for disinfecting and cleaning. There is also the farmhouse kitchen available to guests, which is a few steps away and one can cook and wash dishes with hot water there if so desired. Our bathrooms and showers do have hot water, by the way.

    May 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay!
    Thank you Leslie for everything. What an exciting experience to sleep in a tree house.

    May 2014
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Boston U. and U.T.(Houston)
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Nature activities with families; yoga instruction
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I moved to the farm in November, 2012, just before Ray and I celebrated our wedding in a big farm bash. Living here is delightful, waking to the sounds of roosters and turkeys. I teach nature classes at the farm for children and families and teach yoga classes several evenings a week. I like joyful times shared with my family and community, including potluck vegan dinners, volleyball, lively conversations. As a traveler I've always preferred to stay among the local people rather than in a touristy hotel. So here at the farm, I try to give guests a feeling of inclusion and an opportunity to add their own special qualities and talents to our community.
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