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Off-Grid Cabin for meditation, peace, and quiet

4.98(126)SuperhostBlanco, Texas, United States
Entire cabin hosted by Marlena
4 guestsStudio2 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cabin to yourself.
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Our cabin was built completely by us and is off grid, using solar panels for electricity (we do have power at night from batteries), filtered rain water, and a wood stove for heat. It is situated amongst 37 acres in the Hill Country of Texas and is the perfect retreat into nature for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Our front and roof decks offer miles of view of the Hill Country, overlooking Blanco River Valley, and sunsets here are truly magic.

The space
***This is not a party house. Check in/out time is not flexible. There is NO air conditioning at night.***

Our off-grid cabin was designed and built by my husband Eugene and myself (we live in another cabin about 200 feet away from this one). It was constructed with minimal waste and about 80% of all furnishings are antique, vintage, or second hand. We put our heart and souls into the design and construction of this cabin and we hope you feel that when you stay here!

Electricity is provided by a 1000 W solar system and can be used for anything except heating elements (iron, hair dryer, curling iron, toasters, etc.) There is power at night, provided by deep cycle batteries that are charged by the sun during the day. There are several wall outlets situated in the cabin. A 1500 gallon rain water collection tank sits behind the cabin and provides it with filtered drinking/shower water. We have AC for use during the day but it cannot be run at night.

The kitchen is fully functional with a small fridge, large sink, 2 burner gas stovetop, dining table, organic coffee/tea (French press coffee maker). It's fully stocked with pots, pans, dishes, utensils, salt, pepper, coconut oil, and some other spices. We also have a charcoal grill.

The bathroom has a lovely shower that uses filtered rain water and a unique toilet design that blends in with the rest of the cabin.

We do have a wood stove for cold days and nights. We provide wood and instructions.

There is no WIFI here, but there is a strong cell signal with most providers. The library in town has WIFI if you find yourself in need. The idea is that you come here to retreat into nature, to purposefully disconnect, from social media and also from WIFI signals, power lines, etc.

We have a backyard fire pit for you to use as long as a burn-ban isn't in effect. You must bring your own wood for the fire pit. We do provide wood for the woodstove inside the cabin. There is a sky deck that is perfect for sunrise and sunset viewings. There are a couple of trails to explore, if you're interested. Please don't wander off trail or you may be trespassing.
Since this is Texas, you may come across fire ants, scorpions, snakes, and other bugs and critters during your stay.

Other things to note
Our driveway is gravel and rough in spots. You'll need to drive it slowly and carefully but luckily the scenery is beautiful!
Our cabin was built completely by us and is off grid, using solar panels for electricity (we do have power at night from batteries), filtered rain water, and a wood stove for heat. It is situated amongst 37 acres in the Hill Country of Texas and is the perfect retreat into nature for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Our front and roof decks offer miles of view of the Hill Country, overlooki… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Hangers
Dedicated workspace
Essentials
Air conditioning
Smoke alarm
First aid kit
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Location

Blanco, Texas, United States

We are about 6 miles from the town square in Blanco, where you'll find a few restaurants, antique store, and coffee shop. There's also a small grocery store (Lowes) if needed. Blanco State Park features swimming, fishing, and nature trails.
-24 miles from Wimberely
-30 miles from Jacob's Well
-33 miles from Fredericksburg (Enchanted Rock)
-33 miles from Pedernales Falls State Park
-42 miles from Hamilton Pool
-48 miles from Austin
-50 miles from San Antonio
We are about 6 miles from the town square in Blanco, where you'll find a few restaurants, antique store, and coffee shop. There's also a small grocery store (Lowes) if needed. Blanco State Park features swimmin…

Hosted by Marlena

Joined in April 2015
  • 181 Reviews
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My husband and I live on 40 acres in the Texas hill country, in an off grid cabin we built ourselves. We've worked so hard over the last few years building up our homestead and now we have another off grid cabin so you can come experience our unique lifestyle!
My husband and I live on 40 acres in the Texas hill country, in an off grid cabin we built ourselves. We've worked so hard over the last few years building up our homestead and now…
During your stay
We are generally at our home, which is about 200 feet from the cabin, and we keep to ourselves are available if you need us. We do have a privacy fence in the backyard.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Heights without rails or protection
Cancellation policy