About This Listing
Our lovely space is a lush 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!
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 accommodate a 3rd person on a twin mattress. (Note: The second bed is not available from July -October due to wet area from rain). 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. Click on my photo, and scroll down. See all our interesting listings on the left side!
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, bicycle rental, available for modest fees.
We greatly appreciate guests checking in by 8:00 p.m.
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.
Ours is an eclectic 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.
We offer airport drop-off from the farm 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.
We ask that guests arrive by 8:00 p.m.
Quiet time after 10 p.m. No smoking allowed on farm, but you can smoke on the road outside the farm.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the unique experience of staying in the treehouse. We were able to buy fresh eggs, greens, and herbs from the farm to cook in the outdoor kitchen. Leslie let us know that there are canoes to paddle up the river near the property and that was a lot of fun. There is a spirited standing volleyball game on Sundays.
Some things of note: the animals are close to the treehouse, so the earplugs Leslie provided came in very handy. It's also important to stay vigilant with the mosquito repellant! The surroundings are gorgeous, and the view from the treehouse is a rare treat in the midst of a vibrant city.
The Earth N Us Farm was fantastic. Lots of happy animals, beautiful gardens, shady trees, and kind people. The treehouse where we stayed is really cool. The stairs are very steep - almost a ladder really - which was totally fine for us, but if you can't do steep stairs, you'll be better off in one of the cottages also for rent. Leslie and Ray were very accommodating. Without question, it's one of the most unique and interesting places to stay at in all of South Florida.
Definitely worth the visit. I'd stay there again.
Also, make sure to eat at the B & M Market just around the corner. Authentic Indian and West Indies food at reasonable prices. (Also featured on Anthony Bourdain.)
Leslie and Ray have an amazing OASIS in Little River! You feel part of the neighborhood when you visit, meeting people who are visiting the farm from places as far as LA and as close as across the street. We were also impressed by the amenities - we have stayed on farms before and are used to rustic plumbing/showers, but Earth N' Us has a spacious, comfortable outdoor shower and a number of easily accessible bathrooms with hot/cold water.
The treehouse itself up a narrow staircase and does not have air conditioning. This did not bother us but could make staying there more difficult for some travelers.
Staying at this treehouse was so cool! Getting to sleep was so easy as it is so peaceful! There's lights and power and fans and a mosquito net and bug spray. The animals are precious especially the cats. Leslie was a great host someone you feel comfortable with straight away. If you're looking for something different this is it!
The farm is delightful. Leslie and Rae are a joy! We arrived on volleyball Sunday. It was a great way to meet the community.
Leslie was a very welcoming host and we found the treehouse perfect. Atmosphere on the farm was lovely and relaxing - nice break from the big cities! Would definitely stay again :)
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About the Host, Leslie
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 give farm tours and nature classes at the farm and am enjoying being an airbnb host. 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.