About this listing
*(SXSW MARCH 9TH-19TH THERE IS A 4 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY REQUIREMENT)*
Huge private room with private entrance and private bath. Vaulted ceilings and stained concrete floor.
Shared kitchen in our off grid community.
Handmade furniture throughout which are built on site in our solar workshop.
Relax and refresh in our abundant nature and gardens and pool (in season)
or energize taking in our Solar powered electric system or rainwater catchment, permaculture or other various healthy choices.
we are a house of 4
Benjamin, who considers himself a foodee, commonly making saurkraut kefir or a number of his other creations. Amanda, a local country western singer and booking agent.
Seaton, loving life and doing tai chi or building his WOW water business - locally made refreshing healthy beverages,
or Lori who loves Hawaii and recently spent the summer working with autistic children on a local horse farm.
From time to time other rooms are open if one of us is travelling, or our guest room as in the photos seen.
we also have a '48 greyhound bus outfitted to Elvis when he's in town and a vintage Spartan travel trailer underway for yogis,festival goers, and all sorts of mystic travellers.
AND you might consider us a seaonal place since we do not have any central heat or air conditioning. this is partially a health and lifestyle choice/ doing more with less and a function of our being off grid and generating our power exclusively from our on site solar.
that said, the pool is quite cooling and we are in a breezey area set in the woods. And in the winter we have a fireplace and 2 woodstoves often going.
Our water supply is similar and we ask you be sensitive to this resource, both in staying with us and whereever you can.
Enjoy yourself and think good thoughts. Know we are doing our best to conserve and contribute to the ease and flow by living with less and getting more out of it. Whether it's a shorter shower or fewer lights on.
Enjoy and respect the abundance of other life that shares our land - be it plant, insect, water soil, silence or smiles!
Deer fox raccoon, yes armadillo and possum, owl coyote - to name a few.
This was kind of awkward. Coleman was out of town and the place was in need of attention and a LOT of cleaning. There were piles of dirt (or something) on the couch and other chairs in the room so there wasn't really a place to sit comfortably. I would have broken out a broom, but there were roaches I had to brush off the bed, so I found a different place to stay.
With all that said, Coleman was cool about me changing my reservation (was originally going to stay for two weeks), so perhaps when he is present and this place is cleaner, this could be a cool place to stay.
Colemans retreat is a gem of place in Austin. The place is rustic, retro and comfortable. We rented this big bedroom with attached bath. Beds are comfortable. Elements at this home rekindles the eco friendly factor in you. It was raining that weekend, so electricity was limited as Solar is the main source. But that was not a biggie. Room is very well ventilated. Surrondings are close to the nature. You will not feel you are in the capital of Texas. However, Colemans place is very accessible to Dowtown and SoCo. I took Uber to roam around and it was very convinient. Coleman is very good person and friendly. My normal weekend in Austin was turned into a complete retreat for both of us. Kitchen is well equipped. Looking forward to rent again soon.
Great space with lots of room. Wonderful balance of city proximity and isolation. Right on south congress, but land is secluded enough to be very peaceful.
Coleman's place is always inviting, an adventure and an international house of pan cakes. What I mean by that IHOP reference is that you're always meeting well traveled individuals which can excite great conversations with you. In addition, Coleman was accommodating with my arrival time and I was truly thankful for that.
Overall, my stay was grand! :-)
I stayed at Coleman's for a whole week, and felt at home the entire time. He is a very friendly guy who welcomed me openly, helped me get settled upon my arrival, and was sure to make sure I had everything I needed. it was a great experience in a calm, collected environment. I will recommending to all I know. Thanks Coleman.
Coleman's place is great. He's got a bunch of quiet land, wood stove heat, solar power, the space was huge, the other guests were super nice, and he was easy to communicate with.
Coleman invited us to make ourselves at home in our large room heated by a wood-burning stove, and explore his beautiful green property. Although I felt like I was staying out in the country, we were very close to the city center. Coleman is an interesting and sincere person- be sure to ask him about his latest project!
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About the Host, Coleman
Hi y'all!! I enjoy meeting new people and sharing the world I've carved up on in Austin. i love nature and peace it brings me. I grew up in New Hampshire and also love to travel.
I once had a pig named Penelope. and I like handmade items antiques gardening and all things mystical.
It's important to me to do what I can to keep our planet healthy and share ideas that make this happen gracefully and including all people.