Relaxing Private Roundhouse … Not in a Box!


Tiny house hosted by Don

  1. 3 guests
  2. 1 bed
  3. 1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the tiny house to yourself.
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Self check-in
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
If you've never slept in the round before, you owe yourself! We all want to "think outside the box," but how about sleeping outside the box? — well, inside, but not in a box! Windows above & all around, 59,206 pennies beneath. ★ ★ Magic!

Our goal is to give you something in addition to a pleasant visit and peaceful rest. We want to give you a lasting memory — a story you can tell others when you get back home. Or many stories. (They pack easily and weigh nothing.)

The space
We love to design spaces that are not in a box. We want to give our guests an experience that is meaningful and memorable.

We've tried to anticipate your questions, so scroll down and read our description here before inquiring about details.

We use a dynamic pricing model based on four years of bookings, so the dates you ask for will give you an accurate cost, which may differ from the generic listing price. Summer, weekends, track meets — we allow demand to influence rates.

We have another space listed here:
Our aloft apartment is slightly more expensive, but with a private bath.

"Enchanting, magical, uplifting" -- those are words used recently by our guests, describing this wonderful space. Twelve sides, windows all around, surrounded by nature, yet close to town.

Picture a cabin made of cedar and glass. It has wi-fi, heated or cooled to your comfort, a super-comfortable queen-sized bed with memory foam, a chair for reading, a fold-out desk, and a table and a coffee pot. All the bare essentials, in one place.

(Not in all the the photos — we've added lush, room-darkening curtains all around for privacy and to aid those who prefer sleeping later.)

It's situated to be rustic and inspirational, nestled into the back corner of a deep lot. There are fruit trees all around and a seasonal pond that attracts ducks in the spring and early summer. Depending on the season, you can listen to birds and frogs from inside the roundhouse, or cross the footbridge to the south-facing deck behind the workshop -- another private space for your "get away from the bustle" contemplations. Or enjoy the firepit.

Follow the wending path to the front fence and everything is nearby.

The bathroom (with tub and shower) is at the rear of the main house, right near the back door (about 30 yards from the roundhouse). It's private and only barely shared. (We have another bath-and-a-half elsewhere in the house.) We have a clever curtaining and folding wall system that can give you extra privacy if you want it. You'll be left as alone as you choose to be during your visit.

With a little bit of planning, we're happy to share our full kitchen with you during daylight hours. Same with the laundry room.

We're sharing our home with you, so we ask you to be respectful of that. We love to brag about Eugene and Oregon, and we're happy to share what we have and what we know.

We cannot guarantee that your visit with us will be enchanted and uplifting, but that's what we hope it will be. We'll do what we can to make it so.

Our listings include a 9.5% room tax assessed by the city of Eugene. Those added funds are used to promote tourism and other good things around Lane County.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable
Air conditioning
Luggage dropoff allowed

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Where you’ll be

Eugene, Oregon, United States

A good friend calls this location "the center of the universe" and she's sort of right. University of Oregon is about a dozen blocks away. Downtown Eugene is about a mile, straight north. Amazon Park and its running trails are a block away. Two bus lines pass within two blocks.

Four pizza places. Two Thai restaurants. Three Mexican choices. Two vegetarian restaurants. Two gourmet restaurants. All within an easy 10-minute walk. After all that good eatin', you'll be glad to know that three health clubs and the YMCA also are nearby.

If you'd rather cook or reheat leftovers, we have a toaster oven, microwave, two burners and full fridge under cover on the back porch. I have a tie-dye umbrella for you if it rains, and a bike you can borrow if you want to explore the town.

Hosted by Don

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I'm a columnist for the daily newspaper and the town's lifestyle magazine. Decades of work in journalism has taught me to notice the details and to question the conventional wisdom. As a columnist and consultant, people rely on me to "think outside the box." As the former Executive Director for the American Institute of Architect's local chapter, I learned how the details reveal intent. When they work together, you get design excellence, but that's only the beginning. When you stay inside a space that's been carefully and intentionally designed, there's a certain sense of safety and a quiet delight. So here in this little world, these two rigors intersect. I design spaces that are not in a box, giving guests small surprises to make their visit meaningful and memorable. I'm also uniquely qualified to help people learn more about this special place in the world. And I love it.
I'm a columnist for the daily newspaper and the town's lifestyle magazine. Decades of work in journalism has taught me to notice the details and to question the conventional wisdom…

During your stay

We'll chat with you as much or as little as you like. (This is in fact one of the most difficult parts of hosting, because we have no way of knowing whether you want a tour guide, or would rather be left alone.) We created a "message center" on the back porch so that communication can be easily exchanged. Beyond that, we're available if you want or need us, but otherwise, we try to stay out of your way. It should be noted that guests often come for several days and never speak a word to us. The space is that self-sufficient. If that's your preference, it's available. On the other hand, we've made good and lasting friends via airbnb. The choice is completely yours!

You may be greeted by our very friendly neighborhood cat, Maceo. He will take no for an answer (eventually), but he missed his calling as a watchdog.

As a long-time columnist for the daily paper and the local lifestyle magazine, Don has more stories than you'll have time to hear, but he won't force them on you. We usually have a couple of magazines on hand that he's written for, so you can get some stories if you want them.
We'll chat with you as much or as little as you like. (This is in fact one of the most difficult parts of hosting, because we have no way of knowing whether you want a tour guide,…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
Pets are allowed

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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