Off-Grid Cabin for unique nature experience


Entire cabin hosted by Marlena

  1. 4 guests
  2. Studio
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Our cabin was built completely by us and is off grid, using solar panels for electricity (we do have power at night (but no AC) from batteries), filtered rain water, and a wood stove for heat. It is situated amongst 37 acres in the Hill Country of Texas and is the perfect retreat into nature for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Our front and roof decks offer miles of view of the Hill Country, overlooking Blanco River Valley, and sunsets here are truly magic.

The space
***We are on 100% solar power, so A.C. is LIMITED. If it's a sunny day, A.C. can be turned on around 11a.m.- 12 noon. It will turn off during heavy cloud cover and every evening around 6-6:30pm or later. THERE IS NO A.C. AT NIGHT. I cannot help you make the decision if your body will be too hot here, since all of us have different comfort levels.***

Our off-grid cabin was designed and built by my husband Eugene and myself (we live in another cabin about 200 feet away from this one). A privacy fence between our home and this cabin creates a secluded experience. It was constructed with minimal waste and about 80% of all furnishings are antique, vintage, or second hand. The cabin is located on top of a hill, up a mile long gravel driveway. We put our heart and souls into the design and construction of this cabin and we hope you feel that when you stay here! We also have a listing called Off Grid Private Campsite with Airstream, if you're interested.

Electricity is provided by a 7200 W solar system (panels are on the roof of our home) and can be used for anything except heating elements (iron, hair dryer, curling iron, toasters, etc-unless the sun is fully out-) There is power at night, provided by deep cycle batteries that are charged by the sun during the day. There are several wall outlets situated in the cabin. A 1500 gallon rain water collection tank sits behind the cabin and provides it with filtered drinking/shower water. Please conserve water!

The kitchen is fully functional with a small fridge, large sink, 2 burner gas stovetop, dining table, coffee/tea (French press coffee maker). It's stocked with pots, pans, dishes, utensils, salt, pepper, cooking oil, and some other spices. We also have a charcoal grill.

The bathroom has a lovely shower that uses filtered rain water and a composting toilet design that blends in with the rest of the cabin.

We do have a wood stove for cold days and nights. We provide wood and instructions.

There is no WIFI here, but there is a strong cell signal with most providers. The library in town has WIFI if you find yourself in need. The idea is that you come here to retreat into nature, to purposefully disconnect, from social media and also from WIFI signals, power lines, etc.

We have a backyard fire pit for you to use as long as a burn-ban isn't in effect. You must bring your own wood for the fire pit. We do provide wood for the woodstove inside the cabin. There is a sky deck that is perfect for sunrise and sunset viewings.

There is a private trail that begins in the backyard and weaves through the woods on the property, if you're interested.
Please don't wander far off trail as you may be trespassing onto neighbors property.

Since we're in the Texas country, there's a chance you may hear gunshots from neighbors during your stay. It's very sporadic and doesn't last long, but we want to be as transparent as possible!

We are a pet and child free (12+ is fine) cabin.

Since this is Texas, you may come across fire ants, scorpions, snakes, and other bugs and critters during your stay. If our cabin doesn't have the nights that you desire available, please do check out our other off-grid Airbnb listing!

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom area
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Valley view
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
Indoor fireplace: wood-burning
Security cameras on property
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Blanco, Texas, United States

We are about 6 miles from the town square in Blanco, where you'll find a few restaurants, antique store, and coffee shop. There's also a small grocery store (Lowes) if needed. Blanco State Park features swimming, fishing, and nature trails.
-24 miles from Wimberely
-30 miles from Jacob's Well
-33 miles from Fredericksburg (Enchanted Rock)
-33 miles from Pedernales Falls State Park
-42 miles from Hamilton Pool
-48 miles from Austin
-50 miles from San Antonio

Hosted by Marlena

  1. Joined in April 2015
  • 350 Reviews
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My husband and I live on 40 acres in the Texas hill country, in an off grid cabin we built ourselves. We've worked so hard over the last few years building up our homestead and now we have another off grid cabin so you can come experience our unique lifestyle!
My husband and I live on 40 acres in the Texas hill country, in an off grid cabin we built ourselves. We've worked so hard over the last few years building up our homestead and now…

During your stay

We are generally at our home, which is about 200 feet from the cabin, and we keep to ourselves but are available if you need us or just want to meet us. We do have a privacy fence in the backyard.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
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Heights without rails or protection
May encounter potentially dangerous animal

Cancellation policy