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Dream Shack Escape in Texas Hill Country Nature

Entire house hosted by Kathleen
5 guests1 bedroom4 beds1.5 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
This vacation oasis is a feast for the eyes and balm for your soul. Built by an artist, The Dream Shack is a wonderland of creative discovery and environmentally friendly sanctuary. This peaceful getaway is nestled among live oaks on 15 acres of secluded Hill Country woodlands with a wet weather creek, trails and room to explore.

The space
This beautiful property has a wildlife pond, hilltop views and a valley with preserved native habitat a creek and many Legacy oak trees. Dark skies at night provide great stargazing and a view of the Milky Way. The native habitat makes it a birders paradise and nature lovers dream. The property is a wildlife habitat certified by the Nature Conservancy. Wander the trails, enjoy the meadow and when we have enough rain you can cool off in the creek. Painted buntings and hummingbirds are among the many species that live here and visit the feeders. Butterflies and wildlife abound. We are on the central flyway and enjoy numerous species of migrant and resident birds. The property hosts rare species such as Golden-cheeked warblers, Texas barberry and Texas Madrone trees.
The Dream Shack has 4 beds so can sleep 8 and is ideal for families and small groups as well as couples and individuals, with three beds upstairs and one downstairs. The downstairs is set up to accommodate people with mobility issues. The large, roll in luxurious shower has a bench seat. The bathroom sink allows wheelchair roll up and the solar toilet sports grab bars. The base cabinets under the kitchen sink are faced with fabric, very knee friendly.
There is a full kitchen with 3 hotplate burners, a small fridge with freezer and a second mini fridge, electric convection oven with pizza stone, microwave, crock pot, blender, plenty of pots and pans, cooking utensils and basic ingredients. There is also a commercial propane Wolf stove in the adjacent pavilion with 4 large burners as well as a propane grill for your use under cover. You also have a big wood fired smoker grill to use in the outdoor grilling area. Firewood is provided by the host but bring charcoal if you want to use that.
3 Coffee options. Choose between a French press, 2 cup or 12 cup pot based on your needs.
The downstairs bathroom has a solar toilet and the upstairs toilet is electric.
WiFi and Bluetooth speaker with FM radio are provided.

Communication with host is required for use of the grill and Fire pit for fire safety.

Guest access
Built with recycled and locally sourced native materials the Dream Shack is a tiny house of the highest order; 640 square feet total on a 320 square ' slab it feels and lives much larger. This peaceful getaway is nestled among live oaks and wildflowers on 15 acres of secluded Texas Hill Country woodlands with a wet weather creek, trails and room to explore. The Dream Shack is special with wheelchair access, a roll in shower and bed downstairs. The upstairs has a half bath & 3 beds in an open space.

Other things to note
No pets allowed. This is a wildlife sanctuary and our home. Please respect our family of rescue cats and dogs as well as the wildlife that lives here. We want a peaceful experience for all. Our dirt road can be rough at times but it's only about 1/4 mile from the highway to the Dream Shack.
This vacation oasis is a feast for the eyes and balm for your soul. Built by an artist, The Dream Shack is a wonderland of creative discovery and environmentally friendly sanctuary. This peaceful getaway is nestled among live oaks on 15 acres of secluded Hill Country woodlands with a wet weather creek, trails and room to explore.

The space
This beautiful property has a wildlife pond, hilltop…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 double bed, 1 sofa bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Wifi
Free parking on premises
First aid kit
Essentials
Private entrance
Kitchen
Fire extinguisher
Laptop-friendly workspace
Hair dryer
Hangers

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Location

Johnson City, Texas, United States

This vacation oasis is a feast for the eyes and balm for your soul. Built by an artist, The Dream Shack is a wonderland of creative discovery and environmentally friendly sanctuary. This peaceful getaway is nestled among live oaks on 15 acres of secluded Hill Country woodlands with a wet weather creek, trails and room to explore the hills and valley. Dark skies at night show off millions of stars while frogs and owls serenade you. Birds, butterflies and wildflowers abound and views from the hilltops are stellar.
This vacation oasis is a feast for the eyes and balm for your soul. Built by an artist, The Dream Shack is a wonderland of creative discovery and environmentally friendly sanctuary. This peaceful getaway is ne…

Hosted by Kathleen

Joined in May 2020
  • 2 Reviews
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I am a widlife artist that loves to build things. Living in a beautiful area that I like to share with people launched my dream of building a place for people to visit & enjoy the beauty too. I want to encourage creativity, respect of nature, natural resources and provide a peaceful place to relax. The Dream Shack is an art project and I enjoy sharing creative inspiration with people.
I am a widlife artist that loves to build things. Living in a beautiful area that I like to share with people launched my dream of building a place for people to visit & enjoy the…
During your stay
The entire property is on rainwater collection systems and water conservation is part of the lifestyle. There is no well so please be conscientious while using water. Your host will meet you and instruct you on use of the facilities and show you around. The environmental toilets work great but need to be properly used for your convenience.
We recycle and provide recycling bins and trash bins in the Dream shack and on the grounds. We ask that you use the recycle bins for recyclable materials.
During your stay you can have as much or as little contact as you like with us. Our home and art studio are a stone throw away. I encourage you to ask questions, value your input and respect your privacy.
The entire property is on rainwater collection systems and water conservation is part of the lifestyle. There is no well so please be conscientious while using water. Your host wil…
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Check out: 2:00 pm
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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