About this listing
Straw bale eco home on Kootenay lake, situated in Nelson, British Columbia - an arts town in the Kootenay region. Perfect setting for exploring the mountains, the pristine lake or powder skiing at Whitewater.
Eco-friendly and lakeside, this five year old straw bale home has three bedrooms, a sleeping loft (for kids only), a cozy tea nook if you need an extra bed or art studio with futon if needed. Green building techniques and earth friendly products were used when we built our home resulting in a unique, environmentally friendly, energy efficient shelter. "The LakeHouse" is a fully furnished family home with all amenities, drive-way parking, on the lake in a community close to downtown. There are stunning mountain views and mesmerizing water views of Kootenay Lake from our home.
We are lakefront, so you have access to our private dock and waterfront. We are on a walking/biking path, and a short walk to Lakeside park, the public beach and a longer walk (or short drive) downtown to stores and cafes. We are a 25 minute drive from amazing powder at Whitewater Ski Hill, a 35 minute drive from Ainsworth Hot Springs and walking distance to local hiking and biking trails.
The kitchen comes fully equipped with cooking basics, environmentally friendly dish soap, coffee machine, dishwasher and more. There is a also a mudroom to store your gear (for biking, skiing, hiking or paddling). We have a flatscreen TV (for movies), but no cable and have wireless internet.
Come and enjoy a unique holiday in this beautiful arts town full of skiers, nature lovers and artists. Relax by our warm, cozy masonry stove on winter evenings after a day of skiing powder or enjoy your coffee in the summer on our outdoor porch before your morning paddle. If you are interested in a sailboat charter, please inquire at time of booking.
Monthly security deposit is $800.00. Children are welcome at no extra charge.
We call this place HOME so it is lived in. We are sometimes away or out on the lake sailing with our 8 year old son and 9 year old daughter and dog, and when we are, our home is available to call it your OWN.
* The house actually sleeps 4 or more but two of the beds are kids beds in kids bedrooms. One king size bed is available. We also have a sleeping nook and a futon that moves into the studio when we have guests.
We expect you to treat our family home as you would treat yours. We built this home ourselves, with much energy and effort and hope you will respect this. We trust you will keep our home intact, clean and in the shape that you found it. We have a good community and neighbours so we prefer not to rent it to those who are looking for a 'party' house. We ask you clean up, be gentle and most importantly, enjoy yourselves.