The lawn below is shared with the main house--where my sister lives. It's a great spot for yard bocci, horseshoes, or a nap in the grass.
Modeled with one eye to a Zen tea room and one eye to a Woodsman’s cottage, this modern studio embodies the restorative and the creative (Thank you Gravitas & Green Remodel).
Here there are no disturbances. The Shed is situated in back of a serene and quiet lot at the western edge of Boise’s historic East End neighborhood. Here the crickets will sing your lullaby; warblers, wrens and sparrows your morning hymn.
Guests will enjoy the gardens, and a warm beverage, from the redwood deck perched atop native Emmett basalt stone. Mature plum and honey Locust trees distill the morning sun. If at any time you feel that you need a mental break, please make use of the meditation loft, or take a walk in our glorious foothills.
Single track trails - .3 mile
St. Lukes Hospital - .7 miles
The Capitol building (downtown) - 1.2 miles
Boise State University - 1.4 miles
All things Boise - A bike ride away
En suite private shower
A fully functioning kitchenette
Instant hot water for tea or coffee
Drawer style refrigerator & freezer
* Guests must be fit & coordinated enough to climb the attached vertical ladder to the sleeping loft. *
**We cannot accept pets. Yours is probably the smallest, sweetest, oldest around, and dear as can be and still we cannot accommodate them at this time. Apologies. **
The entire Shed is yours. The backyard is shared space with the occupants of the main house--a young couple, both busy psychology professors.
Interaction with Guests
I live three blocks away and am easily reached as needed. I will greet you when you arrive and answer any questions you may have.
This neighborhood is unbeatable for access to all things Boise. BSU, The Foothills, The Greenbelt, Downtown, The Zoo, The Arts District, the Farmers' Markets and the Boise River are all within 1 mile.
Public transportation in Boise is terrible/non-existent. If you are here during warmer months and do not need to leave the downtown core then bicycle is the preferred method of transportation. In winter a car is fairly critical.
Other Things to Note
The bedroom is a loft accessed by vertical ladder. The stairs leading to The Shed are rough, uneven stone. If mobility is a challenge for you please consider one of our other listings in the neighborhood.
No smoking, no drugs, no heavy drinking.
We remove our shoes at the door; please respect this ritual.
Quiet hours 10pm-8am.
No pets -- we love them too, but the space does not accommodate them at this time..
My wife Jen and I had a wonderful stay at "The Shed". James was great and met us in the driveway upon our arrival even though I had to change our arrival time 3 times due to traffic and the time change coming from Washington to Idaho. We loved the set-up of the "Tiny Home". As others have noted, as well as James description, you must be mobile enough to climb the metal ladder to get up to the loft (It's good excercise). For anyone who wants some privacy and their own stand alone space, this is the perfect fit. Hopefully we will be back next year for the Boise Summer Concert series. Thanks again James ! Cheers ~ Max and Jen
I had a great experience here. It was just as advertised. James was punctual when we met up, and the home was clean and comfortable. I go to Boise often for work and play and I'd definitely stay here again.
Wonderful experience, great place, James was great. I highly recommend the shed if you are going to Boise...not for the not-highly mobile, though...the ladder is, well, a ladder.
Loved our stay there, will return!
My friend and I stayed at The Shed for the Ironman 70.3 this past weekend. The place was beautiful and perfect for our trip, it was walking distance to downtown and all the triathlon events throughout the week. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone!
I was in Boise for a conference at Boise State, and rented the shed from James. It worked out great. The space contained everything I needed and was in great proximity to Boise State and downtown Boise. James met me at the house and was very professional and helpful. I plan on being in Boise later in the summer and hope to rent this space again.
James was very courteous towards my girlfriend and I. The neighborhood is nice and quiet and there were some nearby trails to enjoy.
I was at the studio for a week and it was a great space to spend some time. It has a neat loft set-up, constructed largely out of wood, lending to a cozy and rustic atmosphere. I showed up quite late my first day and James gave comprehensive instructions (and chocolate!) to find the place and get me set up. The studio is located in the backyard of a young professional couple who I never crossed paths with. You'll need to be fairly nimble to get up and down the metal ladder into the loft, but it makes for a nice little area to retreat to and sleep in. The kitchen receives some good light, and the surrounding area is peaceful and quiet, with convenient access to hills and trails to the northeast. It suited my needs perfectly and I'd definitely stay again.
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We enjoy meeting new people and introducing them to Boise. We have plenty of experience in doing that; in a typical month we have visitors for 15+ days. We will happily provide tips for dining, entertainment, or outdoor adventure. We also completely respect the need for privacy and solitude; there is ample space to check out with a book or your thoughts.
We are relatively new to Boise--6 years here--and still see many of the unique treasures with the eye of a tourist. We enjoy large family meals at home, and get out to restaurants and performances weekly. Kayaking, biking, hiking, and coffee shop lounging are all in a days work for us.