About this listing
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 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 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, just half a block down from the house (same street, just the other side (south) of the cross st., Whitworth) - 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.
AND ALWAAAAYS LOCK THE GATE!! Thank you!
This place is the perfect location for those, who seek a silent, beautiful place in the middle of almost everything. The Airstream was as beautiful as it looks on the picture and really something special - not comparable to anything else on Air BnB. Strongly recommend it and thank you for having us :)
I thought the location and the setting was very very impressive. Alea was very informative about what the instructions were and how reading the manual pretty much has all the key information you need to know about staying at the Airstream.
Overall I had a great experience, and I will definitely be willing to stay at this location again when I return to Los Angeles.
My boyfriend and I traveled from Arizona to LA for a performance in downtown. Although we only stayed for one night it was a truly memorable experience and we are very grateful to Alea for opening up her home and all the hard work and creativity that was put into it. Thank You!
Very welcoming, a lovely home! We didn't really interact with Alea but all instructions were provided.
Must try this if you are in Los Angeles! Alea was a great host, her creation of the airstream oasis made our trip ever memorable!
For a unique experience in LA, Alea's place is definitely one to keep in mind. She made a wonderful outdoor garden in a really nice and safe neighborhood. Keep in mind that you are sleeping in an airstream, so don't expect an extremely luxurious place. But for people who love a natural environment, this is the place to be.
This place was better than the pictures, I feel totally rejuvenated after staying here for 4 nights! While I did not meet Alea, she was quick in responding to any questions I had. Can't wait to come back!
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About the Host, Alea
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.