Welcome! Enjoy all the comforts of home in this fabulously restored vintage caravan. Come say hi to the chickens, borrow a bike, enjoy coffee and tea in the garden. You'll be close to pretty much everything and BART is a short walk away.
Welcome! Enjoy all the comforts of home in this fabulously restored vintage caravan. Come say hi to the chickens, borrow a bike, enjoy coffee and tea in the garden. You'll be close to pretty much everything and BART is 7 blocks away. We look forward to hosting you!
MAKING A RESERVATION: Please check out our FAQ & house rules first. If the dates you want aren't available, check out our other listing (click on our profile to see listings.)
- Centrally located to BART, UCB, and restaurants
- Borrow one of our loaner bikes
- BART to SF in less than half an hour
- Wifi, linens, towels, coffee, and tea provided
- Big ol' yard with chickens
- One of two Airbnb spots here, so you might meet some other travelers! It's like a hostel, but clean. ;)
Glamour + camping = glamping!
Come glamp in our little slice of country life. This 1964 Kenskill camper has been fabulously restored and customized so you can play "pretend camp" while enjoying the comforts of home. This is a great spot especially if you've ever been tiny-home-curious.
In a previous life, this caravan was the food truck for Katie Cupcake, serving up the delicious treats in Flagstaff, AZ. You're sure to enjoy sweet dreams. ;)
We rearranged the interior so it feels much more spacious than the traditional layout. It's really quite nice inside. And yes, there's even a full bathroom with a proper flush toilet, sink, and small separate shower. Towels and linens provided.
All greywater (sinks and shower) are filtered through a composting worm bin and the water recycled into the garden. We'll provide you with biodegradable soaps safe for plants and animals.
Full kitchen is stocked with the tools you need to cook for your stay. Working gas range, double sink, microwave and fridge. Coffee and tea provided, plus fresh eggs when the young hens start laying enough! Hopefully we'll have enough to share soon. In the meantime, watching "chicken TV" is a relaxing way to enjoy the garden.
Our place is one of those homes that's all front yard, and we positioned this trailer so you can sit at the dinette and enjoy a view of the garden and our silly flock of chickens.
Some people ask about safety. We've lived in the East Bay for 15 years, sampling the whole socioeconomic spectrum of neighborhoods. The only times we've ever had issues were in the "nicest" and the "worst" of them. We've felt more at home here in this slice of town that we've felt anywhere else in the Bay Area. Put on your city smarts and you should be A-OK.
That being said, there are lots of great places to eat and drink nearby whether you want to walk, bike or drive. Three great new restaurants opened nearby: Moxy (excellent beer garden with amazing fries), Next Door (solid brunch and dinner fare), and Easy Creole (casual and delicious). Our favorite local spot is Sweet Adeline with delicious pastries and tasty coffee. Another coffee and sandwich shop, Alchemy Cafe just opened up next to Easy Creole. It's straight out of Portlandia.
On Tuesdays, there's a farmer's market from 3-7pm just a couple blocks away! A little further and we have a Saturday market nearby too on Stanford Ave.
Your hosts are two UCB alums and former co-opers. Lewis is a programmer by day, musician by night. Ginger does all manner of things and works from home. We enjoy playing innkeep so after we get you all settled in, we'll leave you to your own devices, but don't hesitate to ask if you need anything.
Thanks for looking and happy travels!
Everything inside the trailer, shared garden, loaner bikes (ask us first to get set up!). Patio is for cottage guests.
Once we get you all settled in, we'll leave you to your own devices. This is our home and we live onsite, so we're very accessible. You'll probably see us puttering around the garden or enjoying chicken theater at some point.
For some reason Airbnb doesn't know how to place us on the map. We're on the same block as Lois the Pie Queen -- a neighborhood fixture and solid greasy spoon diner.
7 block walk to the closest BART station, 20-25min train to SF.
We have a camp cot you can use as a second bed. To fit it, you will have to sacrifice the dinette.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$10 / night after the first guest|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$395 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1425 /month|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
|Pet Owner:||Some pets|
Ginger and Lewis and their urban glamper were all a great welcome after a long drive and a long week. We enjoyed the backyard adventure, loved the chickens (and the eggs!), enjoyed both Ginger and Lewis (and Lewis's CD), plus had a great breakfast at the end of the block. They were both very friendly and hospitable and the muffin mansion was sweet, comfortable, and perfect for our weekend getaway.
What a comfy bed! And a lovely hot shower, plus a visit from a gorgeous grey cat in the morning! The caravan was clean, well equipped and an interesting place to stay for a couple of nights - something out of the ordinary. Thanks guys!
Super cute and cozy! Ginger was most hospitable, happy to answer any questions, kindly print a document for me, generous in sharing their most delicious eggs from their very entertaining chickens chilling near the garden. Ginger & Lewis have created a warm place to hang your hat while staying in the Bay Area.
I would highly recommend the Muffin Mansion. It's super sweet, great private space, with fully equipped kitchen.
The reason for four stars is because It was a bit louder than I am used to coming from the country, otherwise It's a five star rating, and I would definitely stay again because it is a magical little place with wonderful people for hosts.
The Caravan was great. The space was just a tad small for two people and it felt like we were living in a human-sized dollhouse, but it was perfectly adorable and was enough for the time we stayed. The space heater warms the place up pretty quickly and during the day you can hear clucking from the chicken coop which was pretty amusing. The bed was comfortable and full of cushions and the rules for stay were accommodated with restaurant menus that we unfortunately didn't have the time to go check out, but they looked like good food! The only downside I had really was that the floor was freezing all the time, even with the heater on, and I like going barefoot indoors, but that's a minor thing and is fixed with a pair of socks. It was also great fun telling people I was staying at the Muffin Mansion.
I would stay here again!
This place is gorgeous! The hosts - not Ginger and Lewis this time, cause they were out of town - were kind, helpful and friendly. We got in late, and they were very accommodating. The place itself crazy cute and so easy to stay in. Plus, we got to borrow bikes for the whole weekend. Would 100% stay there again. Gotta <3 them chickens.
I can't say enough about how amazing my stay here was. The hosts, the yard, the chickens, the cats, and of course the trailer itself.
This place is an amazing oasis and recommend it warmly to all.
Ginger and Lewis are the best! They were both super friendly and accommodating. I'd highly recommend their place to anyone looking for a funky, affordable, centrally located spot.
Ginger & Lewis were fantastic hosts, more than happy to help with any questions/concerns/advice on what the area has to offer. The trailer was perfect; the space heater provides plenty of heat in the winter & the shower pressure/water heat was just right. And did I mention the trailer was adorable? We also adored their beautiful chickens, who I recently heard were headed for the NFL: Grass-Blade Edition. All in all, highly recommended, and a perfect location.
Ginger and Lewis were awesome hosts. Very chill, and super accommodating. We had to leave some things, including our rental car, at their place for a couple of days before the stay, and they had a safe place for us. We also hung out with Ginger a fair amount while there, and she filled us in on her chicken coop and other yard curiosities. I have to admit, I was a little bit skeptical of the neighborhood when I first pulled up. But I'm not familiar with Oakland/Berkeley, and I quickly warmed up to it and felt totally safe and comfortable. The caravan was very clean and well kept, and had everything we needed, albeit in slightly compact form. Definitely would stay here again if we found ourselves in the area.
this place is s(phone number hidden)cute and awesome! we just stayed there for a night, but i really really want to go there again!
the place is neat and clean and has everything, you can use wifi and cook there ! it was so great!
also Ginger and Lewis are both nice and really friendy!!!
it is fantastic and really very cool!!!!!!!!!!