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Mini-Bus on Cane Creek Farm in Saxapahaw

SuperhostGraham, North Carolina, United States
Bus hosted by Eliza
2 guests1 bedHalf-bath
Entire home
You’ll have the bus to yourself.
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94% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
We have had this listing available for 3 years, but have switched accounts. Please check out our reviews here: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/12909947

Enjoy spending time on a beautiful farm in the heart of Saxapahaw. Cook over the fire, see the big night sky and visit pigs, donkeys, sheep, and more. The bus is a beautiful 10 minute creekside walk to all that the charming mill town of Saxapahaw has to offer. The bus is basic and rustic. It's a step up from camping.

The space
The bus allows you to have a comfortable bed and roof on a beautiful farm in the heart of Saxapahaw. If you thought about camping, but didn't want to pack a tent or sleep on the hard ground, this place is for you. It's located directly behind the first structure you see on your left when you drive down the driveway. The bus is a 10 minute creekside walk to all that Saxapahaw has to offer - world class music venue, microbrews, farm to table restaurants, and the Haw River! There is an outhouse in a meadow nearby (4 minute walk from the bus). There is water access on the back of the barn. There is no kitchen; there is a fire pit with a grill.

Guest access
Guests can walk the old farm roads that surround the 37-acre property.

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

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 – there is an electric blanket. Please do not leave it turned on. 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.

Other things to note
Guest access

You can access all 37 acres of the property - a map is included to point out how to get to town, good trails, and other amenities. You can park right at the barn which is the first structure on your left. The bus is behind the barn. Please park next to the basketball goal. Please do not enter any animal pens and assume all fences are electric.

Interaction with guests

We love guests! We are also busy and always in and out. One of us has a full time job off the farm and the other is managing the farm full time. Most of the time guests come and go and we don't get the chance to meet them. We are always available by phone/text/message.

Other things to note

No check-in procedure. 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 are several barn cats that live outside of the bus. 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. 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 –There is a quilt for the bed and an electric blanket!! 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 and we do not guarantee cut firewood. 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: sometimes we have a friend or family staying in the barn next to the bus. In the mornings, we have a farm worker who parks at the barn and gets farm equipment. You may hear him.
We have had this listing available for 3 years, but have switched accounts. Please check out our reviews here: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/12909947

Enjoy spending time on a beautiful farm in the heart of Saxapahaw. Cook over the fire, see the big night sky and visit pigs, donkeys, sheep, and more. The bus is a beautiful 10 minute creekside walk to all that the charming mill town of Saxapahaw has to offer.…

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1 double bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Private entrance
Essentials
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Graham, North Carolina, United States

Saxapahaw is a charming, old mill town on the Haw River with lots to explore including a world class music venue, microbrewery, farm to table restaurants and the Haw River! 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 including a world class music venue, microbrewery, farm to table restaurants and the Haw River! Be sure to check out Left Bank Butche…

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: 12:00 PM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events