This is a very special handmade cabin with an airstream, where people, plants, birds, praying mantis, dragonflies & butterflies, congregate to relax, find peace, inspiration and cleaner air whilst enjoying the central urban setting of Los Angeles.
Our slice of Southern California tranquility is a peaceful, hidden oasis with a pond, vertical garden covered bathroom, outdoor/indoor kitchen surrounded by edible fruit and veg. Our little ground level treehouse sits in the middle of Los Angeles, it's pretty much 20 minutes from everywhere... beach to the hills and yet watching the fish or turtle in the pond, it feels miles away from a city.
The house, which you will share with Mileece and Anaponika the cat, has a washer dryer, 18 down 5 up wifi, giant SubZero fridge, the live keyboard player for Iron Maiden's vintage cooker and oven, a Toto washlet (I mourn being away from my heated seat), a hand-made stone shower, an outdoor bath and an 8 person handmade ash slab picnic table.
The room itself is actually in the Airstream and has a small desk, a dedicated closet and drawers for guests. The bed has a memory foam mattress a foot and a half thick, and if you turn on the bedside light, it illuminates a cocoon of stars so you feel like you are in your own private galaxy. The normal lights are one are 12volt hand-made ship style lights in case you want to do some reading etc. There's a sink with hot water, a composting toilet for night-time wee needs, and a large TV/Computer monitor to boot. And there's a PRIVATE for you outdoor shower made from original, downtown LA rail cobble stones, and very spa-ish so you can bathe in delicious warm so-cal sunshine...
We are five minutes from the Farmers Market/Grove on Fairfax and where there is a growing number of cafe's and Whole Foods and Trader Joe's all on the same corner. There are some really excellent coffee shops/eateries on Pico Boulevard, such as paper or plastic popping up, as well as on Fairfax just two blocks away, where nestled in between Ethiopian restaurants, you can find a wonderful rustic style bakery. There are also vintage antique stores as well as an Indian market and regular super market within walking distance.
Culver City which is teeming with bars and restaurants within a minute car ride away and Mandrake's, one of the coolest LA bars with projections, cocktails and dancing etc is easily bikable, as are all the fancy art galleries that cradle it.
We're also blocks (LA blocks) from Museum Row, a super cool cafe called Paper Plastic where you can get Intelligensia coffee, CBS, Melrose and places like Canter's Deli, The Mint and Molly Malone's.
Parking is free on the street - we might even have a car you can rent... !! And a couple bikes for those willing to brave the streets of LA on two wheels.
`Two showers, one indoor, one out, both handmade with natural rock, and a fancy `toto toilet. A beautiful outdoor seating area, a super kitchen/living room looking out onto the pond with mood lighting and most every amenity you might need!
Interaction with Guests
Depends on what feels (email hidden)uld be anything from not at all to a proper hang!
So central! You can be in all parts of the city in one day... Just around the corner are a couple of great coffee shops, the LACMA and Ethiopian restaurants with a super vintage shops.
Rule 1: There are no rules
Rule 2: There are some rules
Rule 3: We ask that you treat this house as you would your own.
Rule 4: Being the 4th rule, it makes sense to state that there is room for 4, so ask.
Rule 5: Be on the lookout for the fairies, they are always hiding phones and keys.
Rule 6: Water the plants, they'll thank you with free oxygen.
Rule 7: Sleep in, you deserve it.
Rule 8: οκτώ, 八, แปด, 8 is the only positive Fibonacci number.
Rule 9: Call, email, text, carrier pigeon. You need something, have a question, need a shoulder, we're there for you.
Rule 10: Knock, knock. Who's there. Rule 10. Rule 10 who. Rule 10 is the most important. 42.
great place. A unique experience in Los Angeles or anywhere. The place was perfect for an outdoor picnic and the living room area separate from the air stream was a great place to chill. the trickling water outside and pond created a perfect "chill' from the hustle of Los Angeles.
This Place is FANTASTIC. We arrived in the evening and couldn't really see just how special the place was upon arrival. When we woke up we were AMAZED at how beautiful and peaceful this place really was. I took an unnecessary amount of outdoor showers and spent every other second I had at the airstream trying to figure out ways to recreate this place back at home....what a pleasure, what a place.
THANK YOU ALEA!
We had such a great time here - we stayed for 2 nights and it was perfect and such a magical experience. Our favourite part was the outdoor shower that's behind the trailer! What an experience! The entire place is decorated and styled beautifully and it's an incredibly inspiring environment to spend time in. I would 100% recommended this place and will be visiting again! : )
The caravan was amazing, and the pictures match the location 100%. The area is very nice, and convenient to many places in LA. Very nice if you are looking for a quiet get away.
It was great experience! Very nice location, beautiful and safe neighborhood. It's easy to get transportation, be it bus or Uber. The caravan is cozy, clean and warm,especially when we turned the heater on. The outdoor shower is amazing and it's not cold at all. Really love the lovely and beautiful shower and the garden which is just very lively and full of Zen. Alea is also wonderful, very quick replier and helpful. The keys are easy to obtain, although I mistakenly looked for them in the front garden and it actually had nothing to do with the front garden. Already recommended it to my friend. Thanks Alea!
What a slice of heaven this is. A magical place. Don't be put off by the outdoor shower, it really is heaven when the sun shine's and there is an indoor option too. Lovely hostess and a turtle and two cats too. It is a very peaceful and quiet place, I loved my stay. Emily
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I'm an English/American artist and renewable energy ambassador, living in LA and Europe. We've built a home in LA and in France from a crumbling old farm. I'm compelled to share our spaces as they are there to be enjoyed and guests and friends have always made some of the most important contributions. I speak English, we cook, knit, read, apprentice gardener, and my mortise and tenon joints are not bad. The homes are tidy and pretty quiet, we've done a lot of messy work to make our home and now revel in our projects being finished.