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Tiny Terlingua - Terlingua Ghosttown

Tiny house hosted by Carmen
3 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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Tiny Terlingua is just minutes from the historic Terlingua Ghosttown, conveniently situated between Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park. This solar powered house is tucked away privately on the corner of five acres with plenty of room for enjoying a campfire, viewing the night sky and watching an amazing sunrise. Come experience tiny house living powered by the sun.

The space
Tiny Terlingua is a solar powered 100 sq.ft. mini-home featuring a kitchenette, an upstairs loft bedroom and a separate bathhouse that is bigger than the house! There is an air conditioner in the house and a swamp cooler in the bathhouse for those scorching desert summer days and nights. There are wall-mounted propane heaters in both for cold nights and brisk mornings. The wrap around porch provides all-day shade for the house and outdoor living space.

KITCHEN - The kitchen area is small but has everything you'll need for a short stay - a three burner propane cooktop, a copper farmhouse vessel sink and a mini fridge. A coffee percolator / water kettle is provided as well as a french press for making coffee or tea. Coffee by Big Bend Roasters and a selection of teas are also provided. There are drinking glasses, coffee mugs, small plates, bowls, some flatware, a stainless steel skillet, a small pot and cooking utensils. There is also a Weber grill - please bring your own charcoal.

LOFT - The bedroom is an upstairs loft which is accessible by ladder. Watch the stars from a super comfy full size mattress with big fluffy pillows. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE COMFORTABLE CLIMBING A LADDER BEFORE BOOKING THIS RENTAL. Climbing in and out of the loft bed on a narrow, steep ladder requires agility and balance. See the photos in this listing and consider whether you will be able to climb up and down from the loft without putting yourself in danger. There is a twin-size futon downstairs for lounging or for sleeping another guest. Additional pillows and sheets for the futon are available upon request.

BATHHOUSE - The bathroom is a separate building just a short walk from the house. Custom vanity, large rainshower and an evaporative cooler make this bathhouse super comfortable. Its just as big as the house! Towels and handsoap are provided but please bring your own shampoo, soap, etc. If you are visiting during the summer months, the bathhouse can get very warm during the hottest part of the day. There are tricks to keeping it cool and I will share them with you when you arrive.

OUTSIDE - Although there are solar lights positioned around the house outside, I strongly advise bringing a flashlight to get around after dark.

SOLAR POWER - The house is solar-powered and requires some management from guests in order to keep everything working continuously: turning lights off when not in use, turning the swamp cooler off when not in use and keeping the AC set at a low fan setting and higher temp when guests are not there. The AC keeps the house nice and cool and will run throughout the night if you manage the power properly.

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What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Long term stays allowed

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Step-free entrance to the room
Step-free shower

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Where you’ll be

Terlingua, Texas, United States

Terlingua Ghosttown, Starlight Theatre, Terlingua Trading Post and Posada Milagro Coffee Shop are all a short drive from the house or a pleasant fifteen minute walk. The entrance to Big Bend National Park is about twenty minutes away and Big Bend Ranch State Park HQ is twenty minutes in the other direction. The Cottonwood Store is our local grocery store and carries groceries, some camping gear, automotive supplies and firewood. It is a ten minute drive from the house toward BBNP.

Hosted by Carmen

Joined in May 2015
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I'm Carmen. I have called Terlingua home since 2004. In my early years here, I worked as a local guide on the river and in both Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park. These days, my time is spent managing my nightly rental, Tiny Terlingua, and cohosting a few other properties. I enjoy crafting, gardening, building things and watching the daily antics of my girl pack - Monkey, Kutsy and Banjo.
I'm Carmen. I have called Terlingua home since 2004. In my early years here, I worked as a local guide on the river and in both Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park…
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I live on the opposite side of the property and am available anytime for questions about the area. I respect your space and privacy but am only a minutes walk away if you have any problems with the house.
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House rules
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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