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Welcome to The Octagon!

SuperhostHancock, New Hampshire, United States
Private room in house hosted by Lonny
6 guests4 bedrooms6 beds2.5 baths
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A Unique Modern/Rural Retreat in the Woods of New Hampshire.

The space
Hello, please note: This is a shared home, with two hosts in residence in separate attached apartments.
Our rural, spacious New Hampshire home actually consists of three connected geometric structures. Guests may choose from a variety of accomodations and activity spaces:
<> The magical geodesic Yoga Dome: a colorful, spherical space for special activities (like yoga and massage) and/or guests. Converts to three-season 2+ person sleeping quarters with a high-quality queen-sized air mattress. Heat includes electric, propane, and/or woodstove.
<> The main Octagon: a beautiful three-story tower, surrounded by decks large and small (including Hot Tub deck), a rustic porch, (with picnic table and hammock), a sunroom (for YEAR-ROUND sun-bathing and indoor gardening. As a major eco-feature, this solar gain cuts our household consumption of non-renewable heating fuels considerably.). The full-size kitchen is modern, open-concept.
<> Upstairs is your Private Suite for up to five guests in your party. This includes the Master Bedroom, Guest Bedroom, Office, and Private Bath. (see photos and descriptions).
Our house provides plenty of personal privacy and entrances, but also features the beautiful and versatile Great Room, with indoor trees, and our magnicent "Defiant" woodstove/fireplace. The couch is on wheels, to easily roll close to the fireplace, or out of the way for yoga, kids, and special activities. The Great Room is also the home of our beautiful hanging house alter. (see photos).
Our personal favorite space is the three-season south-facing screened porch, with a small private deck outside.
Other attractions include:
<> outdoor HOT TUB or COOL POOL.
<> PING-PONG in the rec room, BADMINTON and BEAN BAG TOSS in season.
<> HOME THEATER. House WiFi/Internet throughout
<> Vegetarian Breakfast Choices by Padma (Organic, local sourced ingredients when possible).
<> Nature Walks. Chiminea Campfire.
We are eager to share this special retreat space with you. Everyone who walks in says the same thing: "Oh, wow!"
Lonny is a Holistic Health Counselor and yoga instructor, so ask about extra health and healing services.

Guest access
This is a shared house, with two hosts in residence in separate apartments. Guest accomodations can range from six beds among four bedrooms with two bathrooms, to private suite to single room to camping out. Two host apartments are separate from guest quarters. Let's work out the configuration that's best for your and your people. The more advance notice, the better we can meet your special needs.

Other things to note
<> Safety First. Unsupervised use of woodstove for adults only, after interview and personal safety training.
<> The main kitchen is vegetarian, but there are full-service eateries within driving distance. Please plan to eat dinners out, or make special arrangements in advance to use the kitchen.
<> Protect our septic-system: no flushing of non-biodegradables, man-made products, etc.
<> Pets Welcome. We use hygienic best practices, and request an extra $10 per animal payable on site.
<> Danger: ticks in summer. We use multi-tiered active prevention and protection; will teach guests the necessary proeedures.
<> For your safety, please notify us before going for walks in the woods.
A Unique Modern/Rural Retreat in the Woods of New Hampshire.

The space
Hello, please note: This is a shared home, with two hosts in residence in separate attached apartments.
Our rural, spacious New Hampshire home actually consists of three connected geometric structures. Guests may choose from a variety of accomodations and activity spaces:
<> The magical geodesic Yoga Dome:…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 air mattress
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 air mattress
Bedroom 4
1 air mattress
Common spaces
1 couch, 1 toddler bed

Amenities

Cable TV
TV
Heating
Indoor fireplace
Dryer
Wifi
Iron
Dedicated workspace
Washer
Hair dryer

Accessibility

Getting inside

No stairs or steps to enter
Well-lit path to entrance
Step-free path to entrance

Moving around the space

No stairs or steps to enter
Wide hallways

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Hancock, New Hampshire, United States

We "live in the woods", but it's less than a mile to the center of town, historic colonial Hancock, NH. The sidewalks have never been paved. The church bell was cast by Paul Revere, and rings on the hour. That's about as much "noise" as you'll hear around here, apart from the insects and forest critters and our neighbor's chickens, depending on the season. There's a lake, (swimming or skating), post office, cafe, library, historic inn, town square with gazebo, colonial era cemetary, and other small-town New-England attractions. Just up the road is a large apple orchard and a view of the famous Mt. Monadnock. All our neighbors are wonderful. :-) Also check out the expansive grounds and activities at the nearby Harris Center for Conservation Education.
DINING TIP: This is a rural region. Plan you dinners ahead, including reservations, driving time, designated drivers, etc. See our recommendations, or ask for directions. Feel free to store food on the guest shelf in our fridge. By special arrangement, we can open our kitchen for your use (Vegetarian cooking only).
We "live in the woods", but it's less than a mile to the center of town, historic colonial Hancock, NH. The sidewalks have never been paved. The church bell was cast by Paul Revere, and rings on the hour. That'…

Hosted by Lonny

Joined in February 2012
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I am a professional Holistic Health Counselor and Educator, and the author of "Self-Actuated Healing," and "Enlightenment in Our Time." I teach complementary and integrative health care at a regional community college, plus natural & alternative medicine, stress reduction, yoga, and meditation in many venues, public & private. All these services can be integrated into your stay as pay-per extras. For more on my professional life, see (Website hidden by Airbnb) A quick (Hidden by Airbnb) search will reveal many of my published writings on the Web. I am 71 years old and share a beautiful home in the woods with my adopted daughter, Padma. We currently have no domestic pets, but welcome them, and also share our gardens and 30 forested acres with many wild creatures. I have been vegetarian for 50 years. I am Jewish by heritage, Buddhist by practice, Universalist by realization. What else? Feel free to email any questions.
I am a professional Holistic Health Counselor and Educator, and the author of "Self-Actuated Healing," and "Enlightenment in Our Time." I teach complementary and integrative health…
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During your stay
Our guests often say The Octagon feels like a sanctuary. We are service-oriented hosts who take pride in anticipating your needs. Happy to be available to attend to all requests and requirments, and/or give you as much privacy as you want. We love kids and pets. Also, ask about optional health and healing services with Lonny.
Our guests often say The Octagon feels like a sanctuary. We are service-oriented hosts who take pride in anticipating your needs. Happy to be available to attend to all requests an…
Lonny is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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House rules
Checkout: 12:00 p.m.
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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