The SpaceThis is a beautiful, artistic, rural, character home, designed and built by us. It's a timberframe-strawbale house. You will never see another one like it. You will have access to an outdoor hot tub, a whirlpool bathtub and a shower, as well as a spacious kitchen. Sharing the yard and gardens will be hundreds of birds, an occasional bear, deer and the odd fox. Stroll into the fruit garden in fall to enjoy a few tasty apples. Because our house is a strawbale construction, there is no need for air conditioning in summer and very little heat required in winter, to heat the floor which radiates warmth throughout. Also, it's a very quiet, rural retreat atmosphere. And it's rustic. Guest AccessDowntown Winnipeg is 50 minutes to 1 hour away (depending on traffic). That means shopping, professional sports, Womens World Cup Soccer, world-class museums, and great restaurants and theatre. Steinbach is 5 minutes away. That means all things Mennonite - food, museums, golf, water park and more. Quarry Oaks golf club is just 4 min away, in our neighbourhood. The Sandilands Provincial Forest is just 15 minutes away, to the east - for winter and summer activity - hiking, biking, skiing, picnics. I should also mention that both bedrooms are on the second floor, with the only access up a wide, open staircase. Interaction with GuestsWe are both teachers, parents, colleagues, and highly involved community members, who are comfortable with others. Our house is your home while you visit. During our teaching year (Sept - June) we typically leave the house at 6:45 AM and return around 3:15 to 7 PM. The NeighborhoodWe've got great neighbours - although you may not meet too many, as our lots are mostly treed by oak and some poplar and more than 2 acres in size. There's a nice 1-mile long walking path for walkers (2 miles, there and back!). We have neighbourhood parties because we are all friends. Getting AroundIt's a rural property, 10 kms from downtown Steinbach, so you will need wheels or hire a taxi to arrive at our house. Other Things to NoteWi-Fi available, large screen TV in the den with a library of movies (sorry, no cable or satellite as we just don't have time), coffee bodem (sorry, we're not coffee drinkers, so you will need to make your own).