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Apple Cottage on the Prairie

Private room in farm stay hosted by Jennifer
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 shared bathroom
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House rules
This place isn’t suitable for infants (0–2 yrs) and the host doesn’t allow parties or smoking.
Due to Coronavirus outbreaks nation-wide, we are accepting a limited number of bookings. Guests are welcome to use the indoor bathroom if they wish but we encourage you to brave the cold and use the outhouse (clean and healthy but a little chilly!)
We will bring breakfast to the cottage with our masks on. We'll keep two or three days minimum between guests and give everything a good cleaning too. Let's all enjoy safe travels until this thing is over!!
Tim and Jenny

The space
Enjoy the tranquil countryside in this unique rustic cottage. Apple Cottage was built in 2007 with timbers from Jenny's grandfather's farm. They were sawn on site, and assembled with the help of many volunteers. The straw-bale walls, adobe floor and earthen plasters are all locally sourced and sustainable. We have a penchant for hospitality and love to show people our unusual farm, buildings, projects etc. But if you just want to enjoy the peace and quiet, that's OK too.
This 600 square foot cottage includes queen bed, loft with twin bed and optional air mattress. There is a love seat, walnut counter, wardrobe, wood stove, fan, electric kettle and some great books about natural building. Apple Cottage has no indoor plumbing, so we provide a pitcher and basin, a full bathroom in the main house (27 steps away) and an optional dry composting toilet. We have a working farm, with vegetable gardens, orchard, farm animals, and plenty of quiet roads for walking and biking. The sunsets and stars are amazing out here. Expect casual clean and a natural yard. A bountiful breakfast is included, with eggs from our own chickens.
We are located 10 miles from I-70, an hour’s drive from MCI Airport, half an hour from Topeka and an hour from Kansas City. Lawrence, Kansas, home to the University of Kansas, is an easy 15 minute drive. The historic downtown features original eateries, a fantastic brew pub, great shopping, and a vibrant music scene. Nearby Perry Lake has fishing, boating, swimming and hiking.
POC and LGBT friendly!

Guest access
Guests can use the outhouse or the indoor bathroom in the main house with shower, sink and flush toilet any time. Breakfast served in the main house, usually between 7 and 9:30 am. If you like to cook, let us know ahead of time and you can use the kitchen as well.
Because of our gravel paths and a short but steep hill, Apple Cottage may not be appropriate for folks with serious mobility challenges.

Other things to note
The cottage has no air conditioning, and can get a little warm (85 degrees) in the daytime during July and August. With fans and windows open, it cools down nicely at night.
Due to Coronavirus outbreaks nation-wide, we are accepting a limited number of bookings. Guests are welcome to use the indoor bathroom if they wish but we encourage you to brave the cold and use the outhouse (clean and healthy but a little chilly!)
We will bring breakfast to the cottage with our masks on. We'll keep two or three days minimum between guests and give everything a good cleaning too. Let's all enjoy…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
2 single beds

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Breakfast
Washing machine – In building
Indoor fireplace
Heating
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
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Oskaloosa, Kansas, United States

Apple Cottage is situated in the lovely rolling hills of rural NorthEast Kansas.

Hosted by Jennifer

Joined in October 2012
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Tim and Jenny live in a world of interesting things. We are enjoy sustainable building, pottery, letterpress printing, cooking, gardening, heritage breed animals, and making music. We built our home ourselves and we keep chickens and have a small permaculture farm. Jenny is the visionary behind CarmaHop, and is the country's first professional hitchhiker. Tim teaches Letterpress printing, builds, runs a small saw mill and grows most of our food. We believe in justice, democracy, sustainability and loving our neighbors. As a guest, we are very low maintenance, will eat most anything, sleep like a rock. We know a little bit about a lot of things and are good conversationalists with a healthy curiosity and a desire to share our interests and our fun space.
Tim and Jenny live in a world of interesting things. We are enjoy sustainable building, pottery, letterpress printing, cooking, gardening, heritage breed animals, and making music.…
During your stay
We love to chat about our land and lifestyle, but we have work to do and animals to tend, so forgive us if we hustle off right after breakfast.
Jennifer is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Check out: 12:00 PM
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy

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