Eva's Roost nestled in nature/Center For Lost Arts

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Entire cabin hosted by Bonnie

  1. 2 guests
  2. Studio
  3. 4 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Eva's Roost -a rustic zen-style cottage located on our property, Center For Lost Arts. Designed to be close to the earth, expansive windows allow a complete experience of nature: forest, pond, stars, moonrise, sunrise, birds & animals. Paul is the architect & designer of everything you see, including the forest which he planted on a former daffodil farm. Bonnie is a mindfulness meditation teacher & retreat facilitator who enjoys creating a welcoming space for all to enjoy year-round.

The space
We prefer that all guests of Eva's Roost and Tiny House of Paul, at Center For Lost Arts, are vaccinated, if possible, and use masks according to State & CDC guidelines while visiting businesses & venues in our area. This is to protect the people cleaning as well as the people in our communities who may be serving you during your visit. We trust that you are taking the pandemic and one another's health & safety seriously.

Settle into your private retreat space, while having access to gardens, trails, & pond. Guests can completely unwind, unplug and reconnect with themselves, their companion or with nature. We cannot guarantee dependable wifi in the country, however, so its best to bring a hotspot if you're needing to work.

The natural setting is perfect for writers, artists, musicians and anyone needing some time out from their regular routine. The cottage is simple with a woodstove, bathroom with shower, sitting area and double bed. A small kitchen includes: mini-fridge, toaster oven, induction plate, slow cooker, kettle, french press, kettle, dishes & basic cooking supplies and doubles as a storm shelter if ever needed. A small Weber grill is available outside(bring your own charcoal & lighter fluid).

We've just installed a heating cooling pump. It's quiet and efficient. During the coldest part of winter (December -February) the heaters alone are usually not enough to keep the cabin toasty so the woodstove is a must. If you need assistance in learning to start and maintain a fire, Paul or Bonnie can show you how. You can also enjoy an outdoor fire pit with adirondack chairs facing the pond(guests collect their own wood for outdoor fires).

Those who enjoy interesting architecture and naturally wild settings will love Eva's Roost, Tiny House of Paul and the surrounding property. We also have a main food garden, herb garden and greenhouse that guests can enjoy. We are a place of retreat for guests while enjoying the homesteading aspect of cultivating food both in the garden and in the forest. Paul usually has some kind of building project on the go and has several apprentices - three who are currently building a strawbale house at the back of the property. Monthly retreats are held in the main building - House of Paul. Bonnie is happy to set you up with some art supplies or meet for a Mindful Living session(for a fee). If you'd like a tour or have questions, we're happy to show you around.

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What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
AC - split type ductless system
Backyard
Indoor fireplace: wood-burning
Luggage dropoff allowed
Hair dryer
Fire pit

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Cobden, Illinois, United States

Southernmost Illinois is a unique part of the State. Rock formations abound, the Shawnee National forest surrounds us and the rolling hills, small farms, wineries, orchards and quirky & quaint towns add to the charm and interest of the area. We are a few minutes from Cobden, ten minutes from either Alto Pass(Bald Knob, Quetil Trail), Anna or the now infamous town of Makanda. Carbonale is twenty minutes and Murphysboro about 30 minutes. Giant City Park is fifteen minutes one way and Trail of Tears is about the same distance the other.

Many overlooks, trails, rock climbing areas plus not far to go kayaking or canoeing. Art and music everywhere whether it be at the wineries, The Old Feed Store, local galleries and other venues. We own Cobden Village Shops in Cobden where we sell local and handcrafted items(plus Fair Trade coffee beans, tea, chocolate, cocoa and nuts), vintage and antique wares,baking, art and more. The area has some very good restaurants we're happy to recommend. Let us know your interests and we can make suggestions or recommendations. There is a binder at the roost with lots of information.

Hosted by Bonnie

  1. Joined in July 2014
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I am a spiritual director, retreat facilitator and mindfulness & meditation teacher who loves to travel and also loves to come home. I like to stay in places that are simple and cozy. I am a social person, but also enjoy time alone reading, walking, meditating or being creative. I grow food organically with my partner and love to share our produce with guests at our retreat house. When I travel, I seek out restaurants that support local farmers and I share local places like this with guests at my retreat house. I am curious and love adventure, so appreciate tips on great places to visit, eat or explore. Having been hosted by many others in my life, I have loved offering the Homestead Retreat for others to enjoy. I wanted it to be a peaceful place to stay and that even if you just showed up with a toothbrush, you would have all that you need! In August of last year, my partner Paul and I added Eva's Roost Retreat to our Airbnb listings. This sweet zen-style cottage has large windows overlooking the pond and forest & is a quiet & private space to retreat for one or two people. We are well into our third year of being listed on Airbnb and loving every minute. We look forward to welcoming you.
I am a spiritual director, retreat facilitator and mindfulness & meditation teacher who loves to travel and also loves to come home. I like to stay in places that are simple an…

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During your stay

Paul and I are available as needed by the kitchen door, text, or if you see us around. Our onsite farmer & chocolate/chai maker, Stuart is also around and lives out behind the gardens. Becca has lived in Tiny House of Paul for a year while building a tiny home with Paul. She'll be around until fall 2021. Some like a tour of the main house, gardens or tiny home project while others are here for personal retreat or private time with another. We have no agenda & are pretty easy going. Make this time your own.
Paul and I are available as needed by the kitchen door, text, or if you see us around. Our onsite farmer & chocolate/chai maker, Stuart is also around and lives out behind the gard…

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House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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