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Wooden Shoe Haus Folk Victorian Families Breakfast

Entire house hosted by Leo
7 guests2 bedrooms4 beds1 bathroom
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Free Continental breakfast. This 1880 Wooden Shoe Haus was built by owner & Wooden Shoe Maker Gerhard Deymann. It is a historic Folk Victorian home, fully furnished & updated while keeping much of its historic charm. It has bikes, antique furniture, front porch, swing, grill, back patio, yard, & pedal bar. Private side & back parking. Includes all appliances, 10' ceilings, & 1' thick walls. 6 minutes to interstates 57, 70, Effingham, & dozens of restaurants. 1 block to downtown Teutopolis.

The space
The home is setup for families and for business people as well. We have a large indoor area for kids and big families like ours, very comfortable rooms, and a work desk. Outlet covers and other items have been done to protect smaller children. The internet is fast and a large smart tv is available with movies, Youtube TV, local channels, Netflix, & Prime. There are books and toys in the big living room. There are 2 comfy king beds, 2 single roll away beds for teens or kids, a crib, and 2 new full size couches. We do have an upstairs loft above, "Agnes's Loft" that is completely separate with it’s own entrance. This is also available through Airbnb. There is a small brick building next to the home which was the wooden shoe shop during the late 1800's and into the Great Depression. We continue to restore and improve this home and property almost daily. My grandmother purchased the home after the builder died, and she raised my late father there in the 1930's and on by herself. The walls are made from 3 layers of brick (the builder also made the brick). The foundation/cellar were hand dug and made from local gathered stone and mortar. The floor joists are 3"x14" hardwood boards cut from the local trees. The "ginger bread" porch design is from the original builder. We are starting to decorate the home with historic photos of the property. It is one of the oldest remaining homes in Effingham County.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 cot
Common spaces
1 single bed, 2 sofas

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV
Washing machine
Dryer
Air conditioning
Bath
Patio or balcony
Garden

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Teutopolis, Illinois, United States

The neighborhood is super safe. It's a small, extremely clean little town with hard working friendly people. It has a lot of German Heritage and the town is well known for sports (the Wooden Shoes, named from the homes builder/owner/ wooden shoe maker). There is a lot of night life uptown 1 block away if you wish, with a couple restaurants (the Brick Bat Bar and Grill is my favorite). The city of Effingham is right next door at 4 miles away and has multiple wineries, theater, dozens of restaurants, bike trails, and more.

Hosted by Leo

Joined in November 2018
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Engineer, Builder, Teacher, and proud parents of 4 boys. My wife Debbie and I like restoring our historic home to original together and building up the place for our guest to have a fun and safe stay. Our day jobs are being teachers in design and speech pathology.
Engineer, Builder, Teacher, and proud parents of 4 boys. My wife Debbie and I like restoring our historic home to original together and building up the place for our guest to have…
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I can usually be there on a moments notice if you have any problems. If I'm gone I have others covering for me.
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No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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