Feel The Magic of a Tiny Town

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Tiny home hosted by Karen

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 0 baths
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More than just a place to sleep! Its an experience! It's a tiny Victorian town called Karenville. It's silly, fun and off the grid! A unique country experience. Enjoy your own private tiny "Home" in a playful and artsy Village built totally by Karen. There's lots to see and do in K-Ville.

The space
Karenville is more than off the grid. There is no electric. You will be surprised how freeing and easy it is.

To keep everyone safe during the COVID virus I will be closing down houses before and after each guest. If the house you see is not available please feel free to check with me to see what is available. Thanks.

This tiny "home" resides on the edge of my tiny "village" I call Karenville. I like building (It's my weekend hobby). I built all the buildings in Karenville for my own pleasure.

Your soon to be "home" is located on the edge of Karenville and overlooks a meadow full of wild grasses and the hills and valley beyond.

I transformed this tiny "home" of yours from something else. It's a wonderful living space that feels like home. I use it as a part time art studio. It has a small sink and counter, and sitting space. The bed is very firm and is made and ready for one or two persons. It is a twin size bed and possibly a bit short for some. It can sleep one person comfortably or two if you like to snuggle.

I built my tiny village of Karenville one building at a time. There is a cafe/store, (where you can cook if you like. So bring some food.) a church, a glass house, a hotel, and so much more. Most of the buildings have an architectural look of the Victorian years.

It is near to impossible to describe Karenville. All the time I hear my guests say "There is no way I will be able to explain all this" and it is true! Don't bother asking me a lot of questions, just come and experience for yourself living back in time before electric lights and running water. You will be surprised how easy and freeing it can be! I have been living this way, electric free, for over twenty years!

Guests who enjoy themselves most, book more than one night. This site, or "home" is often used as an Art Studio for everyone in the village when it is not already booked. Therefore I prefer to book it for more than one day or when everything else is already booked. Please, for your enjoyment and ours, consider booking more than one night when possible. To further encourage multiple nights I have added a one time check in fee of $15 (Airbnb calls it a cleaning fee). What I hear most from my guests is, " I wish I could stay longer in this magical place".



LOL It's all very civilized !

Links to Karenville's different sites

Village of Karenville sites are all Electric free (total off grid). All bedding included unless otherwise noted. Karenville is seasonal so most "homes" are unheated. There is also a one time $5-15 check in fee to encourage multiple day bookings.

"Karen's Cabin" (with heat when needed) $90 one double bed and one single bed
https://airbnb.com/rooms/3404505

"The Hotel" (with heat when needed) $70 one double bed
https://airbnb.com/rooms/2272547

"The Loft" $55 One single bed. If two people they must enjoy snuggling.
https://airbnb.com/rooms/4709127

"Fairyland Playhouse" $55 one roomie single bed.
http://abnb.me/EVmg/5dJeWYMPsG



And for just a Quick daytime Visit in Karenville $35
https://airbnb.com/rooms/12738646

Where you'll sleep

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1 small double bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Breakfast
Smoking allowed
Long term stays allowed

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Where you’ll be

Ithaca, New York, United States

There are no nearby neighbors only fields and forests however when you tire of all the peace and quiet in Karenville. Ithaca is not far.

Be sure to check out Karenville's other sites.

At Karenville kids and pets are people too! I have tried to make my prices as reasonable and simple as possible. I have priced my "homes" and camping to include the second person. I then charge $15 for each person after the second with a maximum of four people. Yes kids and pets are people and often take up more space than adults. Please include them as another person.


Village of Karenville sites are all
Electric free (total off grid) with rain/well water only. All bedding included unless otherwise noted.

"Karen's Cabin" $90
https://airbnb.com/rooms/3404505?s=8

"The Hotel" $70
https://airbnb.com/rooms/2272547?s=8

"Home on Wheels" (Art studio)w/2 day minimum $60
https://airbnb.com/rooms/3767827?s=8

"The Cool'r Cottage" $55
https://airbnb.com/rooms/4443492?s=8

"The Loft" $50 w/2day minimum
https://airbnb.com/rooms/4709127?=8

"Kokopelli's Playhouse" $45 (bring your own bedding)
http://abnb.me/EVmg/5dJeWYMPsG

"A Tiny Room" (the corn crib) $35 for one person only
https://airbnb.com/rooms/2225475?=8

"Hobbit house" (bring your own bedding) $30
https://airbnb.com/rooms/5955184?=8

"Hut in The Woods" (bring your own bedding) $30
https://airbnb.com/rooms/10265851?s=8

"Tent or Day Visit" (If tenting, bring your own gear) $20
https://airbnb.com/rooms/4404512?=8

"Camping" (bring your own gear) $20
https://airbnb.com/rooms/6129174?=8


I'm also trying something new
School bus/school $60
https://airbnb.com/rooms/12702715?s=8&user_id=10491232&ref_device_id=a716da83ddc84e2e458c7eb16f5dcab3a44706f0

Hosted by Karen

  1. Joined in December 2013
  • 1,267 Reviews
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I am a fun and sometimes silly person. But most of all I have a strong connection to the wild things around me. I especially like the simple things in life. Some of my favorite things to do is, hiking, boating, enjoying my pets, building or painting something, contra dancing, riding my vintage bicycle, looking at old architecture, showering under the rain spout, cooking over an open fire, having a great adventure, learning about cultural differences, gardening, sailing the winter months away in Florida and alligator hunting and ofcourse hanging around home (both in NY and FL) doing whatever.
Things I do not enjoy are sports, shopping, fashion, and watching tv. But sure love my Guinea pigs and my parrot Rickie, my pony Tangles, my life partners and my guests.

About Karenville;
I built the many buildings in Karenville for my own enjoyment and pleasure. But then I wasn't sure what to do with all these silly buildings. Someone said I should put it on Airbnb. Without electric or running water I was sure no one would come. Wow! was I ever surprised. And now, suddenly, I'm paying lots of taxes.

My future hope for Karenville is that it may amuse and stimulate a new way of thinking and feeling for everyone who visits. And that all who visit K-ville leave with smiles on their faces.

Come experience the magic in Karenville !
I am a fun and sometimes silly person. But most of all I have a strong connection to the wild things around me. I especially like the simple things in life. Some of my favorite thi…

During your stay

You may have as much privacy as you wish or you can join us, and sometimes other guests, at a camp fire or eating or sitting and chatting or anything else we might be doing. Usually we will be around somewhere if you need anything or want to chat about Karenville, or anything else for that matter.
You may have as much privacy as you wish or you can join us, and sometimes other guests, at a camp fire or eating or sitting and chatting or anything else we might be doing. Usual…

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House rules

Check-in: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No pets
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy