About this listing
The Annex is a small house adjacent to the Fertile Ground Guesthouse on the west side. The space has a charming vintage feel. Your room has a queen size bed. Carpeted throughout. Walking distance to both the Capital and downtown shopping.
The Annex is a new lodging adjacent to the Fertile Ground Guesthouse on the west side. This small house has a charming vintage feel. Your room has a queen size bed. Carpeted throughout. Walking distance to both the Capital and downtown shopping. Its back yard connects to Fertile Ground's backyard, making sharing space and enjoying the gardens so much easier.
The shared bathroom has a claw foot tub (with a shower), a combined living/dining room, a fully stocked cute kitchen, back deck with tables, chairs and umbrella and HOT TUB. There's a "smart" TV but no cable.
The Annex is part of a larger compound of housing, lodging and office/meeting space that we call The Commons @ Fertile Ground. It's a non-profit with a mission of promoting urban sustainability on a neighborhood scale.
This green oasis in downtown Olympia has a large garden and mature fruit and nut trees along with chickens and numerous swings and outdoor seating areas. We are super kid-friendly and can provide high chair, stroller, playpen, booster seats and toys!
Guests have access to a shared bathroom, kitchen, living and dining room. They have off street parking and a huge backyard for roaming, relaxing and (in season) grazing.
Interaction with Guests
I live in the second bedroom of the Annex during the week, and am offsite but available by phone on the weekends. I take cues from the guests and either include them or ignore them, depending on their wishes.
We're on the edge of downtown - walking distance to everything! The library is right across the street, post office is two blocks. It's a safe neighborhood and can be noisy in small spurts, but not typically.
We're within walking distance to the Intercity Transit main terminal. Greyhound Station is only 3 blocks away.
Other Things to Note
My name is Poppy, and I am filling in for Gail for a few months since she's been called away. The HOT TUB is the best part of this situation. I have one lovely cat named Bindi but she is rarely in the house. She comes in to eat and, with any luck, sits on my lap. I never let her in the guest's room. I also have roommates downstairs. We are part of a larger network of buildings and outside areas, so there are many places to hang out and still give each other space. There are also many opportunities to connect with others if you so desire. The house is generally kept open during the day (your room has a lock), and locked at night.
Check in time: 4:00 - 6:00
If you need to arrive earlier/later please let us know so we'll be here to greet you.
Check out is 11:00 am
Use the place like any courteous roommate would and we'll get along great!
Tobacco smoking outside is permitted.
Service animals are welcome, but no pets please.
About the Host, Gail
I love traveling, just like you. I've been to Europe, Central America, Peru, the Middle East and all over North America. Still need to squeeze in Africa and Asia before I'm too old to enjoy them.
The trouble is, I live in Paradise and so leaving is really hard. Olympia is the best little town ever (hippest town in the west according to Time Magazine, but how hip are they?) and I maintain a gorgeous oasis in downtown with a huge garden, chickens and community meeting space. It's so perfect that it's hard to leave it.
I'm focused on remembering I'm a spirit with a body and not the other way around. Earth School is an opportunity to collect wisdom and share love on my journey back to the One. So, being a lazy sort of spirit, I've created this paradise around me where most people are very easy to love. Onward and upward!