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Purple Bus on Cane Creek Farm in Saxapahaw

SuperhostGraham, North Carolina, United States
Bus hosted by Eliza
4 guests2 bedsHalf-bath
Entire home
You’ll have the bus to yourself.
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We have had this listing available for 3 years, but have switched accounts. Please check out our reviews here: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6930289.

Listen to the creek and the frogs at night, cook over the fire, walk around the farm and see pigs, donkeys, sheep, and more. The bus is beautiful 10 minute creekside walk to all that Saxapahaw has to offer - world class music venue, whole animal butcher shop, microbrews, farm to table restaurants, and the Haw River!

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The space

You'll be staying on a bus in a meadow at Cane Creek Farm - home of many happy, sustainably and humanely raised farm animals. The bus has a double size bed, a single bed, a comfortable couch and a small dining table. The beds have sheets, pillows and blankets. There is no running water on the bus but there is access to water nearby. There are tools for cooking and a grill on the fire pit but no stove/refrigerator/kitchen.

Guest access

There is a 200 yard walk or so to the bus from the parking area. Guests can walk the old farm roads that surround the 37-acre property. There is a beautiful, 5-10 minute creekside walk to town.

Interaction with guests

We are working fulltime - on the farm and at another day job. It's safest to assume we are unavailable, but it depends on the day/week/time of year. We do love guests!

Other things to note

The bus is a 200 yard walk from the parking area. Please do not drive directly to either.

There is no lock. If you are concerned, please lock valuables in your car.

Please remove shoes at the door.

Please wash your own dishes.

Please drive slowly on roads and check under your car for birds before leaving the parking area.

If the red front gate is closed, please close it behind you. There is a chain but it’s never locked.

No guns.

ANIMALS: Please do not enter any animal pens and assume that all fences are electrified.

We have three dogs that guard the property and protect the animals. You may see them. They bark at first but are very friendly. There is also a black cat that sometimes comes down to visit our guests. Her name is Onyx. If any of our animals bother you, please let us know! Because other pets mess up the balance at our farm, we do not allow them and make no exceptions.

WEATHER: Heat – we provide fans. There is no ac. The spaces are hottest inside around 2-5pm and cool down significantly at night. Open all windows and plan to spend the hottest part of the day outside in the shade and by the creek. Cold – the purple bus and yurt have electric blankets. Please do not leave them plugged in. There is no heat source or insulation. There is a quilt for each bed but if it will be very cold, we recommend warm clothes and bringing extra blankets or sleeping bag. Please no space heaters. Rain – paths can get slippery in the rain. Be careful!

In the case of severe and surprising weather (hurricane/flooding/blizzard) we will issue a refund up to the day of. If it's just raining, we do not issue a refund (unless canceled 5 days prior). Some people enjoy being here in the rain, and a last minute cancellation makes it difficult for us to rebook. Please consider the weather, check the forecast, and plan accordingly.

BUGS: You will likely see a bug or two of some sort. The space should be tidy and swept but some bugs are unavoidable. NC is currently dealing with an overrun of stink bugs (mostly during late summer). They are the size of your thumb nail and look like they have a shield on their back. They are harmless but come out in the heat. They only smell (like cilantro) when disturbed. There should not be any wasp nests on the bus, but sometimes in the heat of the day, they fly in the windows. We’ve provided wasp spray. Sometimes mud daubers fly in (black and look like a wasp). They do not sting. You may see a spider. If you have a problem with any bugs, let us know and we can deal with them for you.

FIREWOOD: We try to keep some in the dry box near the fire pits, but encourage you to gather your own as well. We do not keep paper and lighters on hand, but often other renters leave them behind. If you gather your own wood, please use the hand saw provided and do not burn outside of the fire pit. Please put out fires before leaving and before bed. For provisions, check out the General Store in Saxapahaw.

Privacy: The yurt and bus are in the same meadow but have their own fire pit and outdoor table.

Noise: This is a working farm. You may hear farm animals (pigs/chickens/etc) and you may hear neighbors dogs or our dogs at night. We recommend bringing ear plugs just in case this is a problem. It's not a problem every night. Sounds travel further in the winter when the trees are thin. If other campers noise level is bothering you, please let me know. This has only happened on very rare occasions.
We have had this listing available for 3 years, but have switched accounts. Please check out our reviews here: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6930289.

Listen to the creek and the frogs at night, cook over the fire, walk around the farm and see pigs, donkeys, sheep, and more. The bus is beautiful 10 minute creekside walk to all that Saxapahaw has to offer - world class music venue, whole animal butcher shop,…

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Common spaces
1 double bed, 1 single bed, 1 couch

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Private entrance
Essentials
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Graham, North Carolina, United States

Saxapahaw is a charming, old mill town on the Haw River with lots to explore. Be sure to check out Left Bank Butchery, a whole animal butcher shop that sells 95% of what we produce on the farm. Say hello to Ross and the gang making delicious food ready to cook over the fire or take to eat.
Saxapahaw is a charming, old mill town on the Haw River with lots to explore. Be sure to check out Left Bank Butchery, a whole animal butcher shop that sells 95% of what we produce on the farm. Say hello to Ro…

Hosted by Eliza

Joined in December 2018
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A senior project in high school lead Eliza to farming, as she worked side by side with an Amish family. She has had a long history with animals, from rehabilitating seals and sea lions in California, studying catfish and cancer at Duke University, and rehabilitating songbird/raptor and small mammals in North Carolina. After the birth of her twins in 2000, NC A & T University hired Eliza to manage outdoor hog herds, and she worked with Niman Ranch, Heifer International, and the Golden LEAF Foundation – focusing on transitioning long time tobacco farmers across the state into family pig farms. Left Bank Butchery, the whole animal butcher shop in Saxapahaw sells only her pork products. Be sure to check it out when you are in town!
A senior project in high school lead Eliza to farming, as she worked side by side with an Amish family. She has had a long history with animals, from rehabilitating seals and sea l…
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House rules
Check-in: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events