The SpaceA very sweet and charming cottage with a whimsical hobbit-house/tiny house (read: small) like feel. Small is beautiful.
A big NOTE: The ceiling is low in this cabin. Only 6 feet in the very center.
Your unique stay here will be an immersion in beauty and the high vibrations of nature. Surrounded by flower and herb gardens, song birds, butterflies, permaculture and biodynamic vegetable gardens, charming eye catching chickens, adorable ducks, calm inquisitive geese, little bunnies, guinea hogs, and dwarf dairy goats. Under a gorgeous starry night sky you will fall asleep to the sounds of tree frogs, crickets, great horned owls, gentle breezes carrying the hint of the ocean not far away.
Our cabins catch the earliest sunlight filtering through handmade curtains where you will awaken from your cozy night's rest atop an organic handmade bed of wool and cotton. There is a wood stove for heat on those chilly nights in early spring and late fall. The cabin has a bathroom with a composting toilet system (which has a regular toilet seat, but a bucket filled with sawdust below instead of water), a sink with water from a simple cistern. All wood interior and all natural homemade furnishings. Great for those with chemical sensitivities.
****We always have some kind of breakfast grain (like oatmeal, millet, or brown rice) to offer you for free along with a nice tea made from herbs we grow on the farm!****
FOR THOSE GUESTS WHO MIGHT WANT A LITTLE MORE FOR BREAKFAST......we are more than happy to accommodate!
*****If you chose to partake of our culinary talents we will prepare you a nourishing organic vegetarian breakfast using vegetables, fruits, flowers, herbs, cheese, milk and eggs from our farm. We serve organic local roasted coffee (decaf or regular) or our own home grown herbal blends. We make herbal elixirs as well... A breakfast might include...freshly milled oat flour pancakes, scrambled eggs with chives and goat cheese, hash brown potatoes, strawberries and blueberries....or homemade sourdough toast, omelet, sauteed greens, berry relish with mint, and goat yogurt. All from the gardens and animals on the farm. Price $10 a person.***** Guest AccessYou may walk around the gardens and rest anywhere in the sun/shade....make yourself at home.
Our home is always open for any guest to pop in and visit. The only times where we ask that you do not pop in is 1-3 pm when our kids are napping. And of course late at night when we are sleeping!
Feel free to visit with our animals too (just keeping in mind our rules above)
We have an outside kitchen which you are welcome to use with a fire pit, sink (water with a cistern), and rocket stoves.
Guests are welcome to use our outdoor shower which has hot water on demand propane heater. So it is always set at 110...perfect! Interaction with GuestsWe love the opportunity of community we are privileged to have with the guests we host. We like to enjoy conversations with guests about what they do at home and where they would like to visit for the day. Because we are around the homestead almost every day, there is a lot of chances to connect with us. We also respect a guests need to have space and solitude and if that is the case, we can accommodate that as well. The NeighborhoodOur farm is located just 20 miles from the coastal town of Belfast, with beaches, galleries, restaurants, amazing shops, museums, festivals, and the relaxed pace and friendly spirit that is home to this sweet little city. Other places of interest for day-tripping are as follows:
Acadia National Park ( under two hours away)
Bowdoin and Bates colleges ( a little over an hour to both)
Colby college (half hour away)
Unity College (10 minutes away)
MOFGA in Unity (Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association) home of the CommonGround Organic Agricultural Fair. Which is the third week in September and only 10 minutes away.
Boothbay Harbor (one and half hour away)
Portland (one and a half hour away)
Midcoast Region...Camden, Rockport, Rockland (forty-five minutes away)
Our community of Thorndike is rural...with so many farms and beautiful open space. The stars are incredible here! There is a surprising diversity of food, entertainment, culture, educational opportunities, and even shops. Thorndike is a surprising little gem of a town. There are many young farming families settling here and even an Amish community. The back roads offer walks with beautiful vistas, quiet seclusion and even some fairly steep roads that feel like hikes. A very sweet, and eclectic little shop filled with art, books, household essentials, and amazing homemade pastries which include gluten free, natural food, music, fabrics, and old-fashion style letterpress designs. There is a train station right in the town where you may take relaxing and beautiful trips peddling on railcycles (by reservation through the shop Garden Variety). The Belfast Moosehead Lake Railroad is a revived train which offers trips on Saturdays and Sundays from Belfast to Waldo departing Belfast 11 am and then at 2 pm. Getting AroundWe live without a car here on our homestead, but manage to car-share and car-pool with many of our neighbors. Also my husband used to bike to Belfast regularly which is 20 miles! Other Things to NotePlease call or email to confirm the day before your arrival day. We will want to know what time you intend to arrive and if you will be wanting the option to pay for a nice farm sourced breakfast.
We also offer an amazing farm sourced lunch and/or dinner to guests for a $10/person contribution. We need as much in advance notice if possible to accommodate you.
We have a small farm store.....farm supplied provisions, our son Jonah's handmade gifts (watercolor bookmarks, wooden hooks, and Calendula seeds), bulk herbal teas, homemade farm sourced rose petal beads and necklaces...........and a Herbal Remineralizing Toothpaste that Nyla makes.