Studio in Modernist factory
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Two blocks from Poblenou Rambla, this one bed studio flat has been designed and hand built from scratch by my partner and I. It's within a beautiful modernist factory, just a few blocks from the beach. We have no TV, but fast internet, no central heating but a woodburning stove, no A/C but a private roof, few mod cons but lots of fun tricks ;)

The space

Almost every piece of furniture was built by hand in this flat - from walls made entirely of mirrors, to the cabin bed, to the swinging lamp and drawers that turn into stairs, and divider that becomes a concentration capsule! This is a special space built with a lot of love. It has its quirks too! But that's half the fun.

Guest access

You can use the wood fire, the washing machine, the internet, the fridge and oven, the blender and water filter. There isn't anything off-limits, except my mess of a wardrobe :)

Other things to note

There are many quirks to this flat - like a semi- opaque window from the shower to the kitchen, a sloping roof that you can walk out onto, but without stomping, and a bathroom sink that empties into a bucket.

This is not the place for lovers of convenience!


Amenities
Internet
Indoor Fireplace

Prices
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House Rules
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 6PM

I recycle and compost food waste and I ask guests to separate their trash too.


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Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Maddy User Profile
June 2017
Philippas place is incredible! Its filled with plants and handmade little quirks which we absolutely loved. Its totally unique and beautifully designed whilst still having all the amenities you need and a fantastic location!! It was less than a 10 minutes walk to the beach as well as being close to plenty of cool cafe's and restaurants. She was fantastic with communication, quickly replying to all of my odd questions. I really hope I can come back one day or maybe just move in if she doesn't mind too much!

Evan User Profile
June 2017
Philippa's place was an absolute pleasure to stay in. My girlfriend and I went to Barcelona for a week and this is by far the best Air BnB we've ever stayed in. From the moment we arrived we fell in love with the apartment. It's spacious, with lots of natural light coming from a sun roof, and it's decorated with many one off items that we were intrigued with (e.g. the spinning, light up globe!!!). Phillippa clearly has a keen eye for design and that is apparent throughout the decor of this apartment. It's bloody great! In terms of location, it's outside of the centre of Barcelona but we wanted to stay in Poblenou so this wasn't really a problem for us. However, the apartment is right next to the Llacuna metro, which meant getting further afield was easy. Poblenou is a great area. It feels very local and is an escape from the touristy centre. We ate delicious food at a number of restaurants/cafes that Phillipa kindly recommended to us, all within walking distance of the apartment. Plus the beach is only a 5 min walk away if you get tired of sunbathing on the roof. Phillippa was a great host, welcoming us with a bottle of wine and some of the best coffee we've ever had. Communication was stress free and easy. We couldn't recommend staying here enough and are so grateful we had the chance to stay here. Hopefully we shall return one day!
Philippa User Profile
Response from Philippa:
Thank you guys! I'm so happy you appreciated the apartment (with all its oddities) and the wine and the coffee. It's always nice when your favourite things are enjoyed by others :) You're welcome back any time! Also - well done for finding the globe - I had forgotten to tell you!
June 2017

Tom User Profile
May 2017
We enjoyed our stay immensely. Philippa's place was beautiful, such a well thought out and curated space. She left great coffee for us (Nømad, bought some back with us), which we enjoyed in the morning while sitting out on the roof in the sun. It was so easy to get right into the city on L4 or a short walk to the beach for a sunbathe. Loved the place to bits, really helped make a wonderful weekend!

James User Profile
February 2017
Philippa is an amazing host, helped with lots suggestions of restaurants and places to go! Even left us a lovely bottle of red wine as the shops were shut when we arrived due to it being a Sunday, such a lovely gesture. The apartment was very quirky but perfect for a romantic few days aware. The whole place made you smile as you walked in!

Erin User Profile
July 2017
We stayed at Philippa's place for a week and it was perfect. Philippa is very nice and responsive. She even left us a bag of Nomad coffee which was amazing! She checked in on us to make sure everything was good and she responded quickly to our questions. Her place is eclectic and very unique - definitely one of a kind - and we feel very lucky to have spent our time in Barcelona here (it's only a 10 minute walk to the beach!) We highly recommend staying here!

Van User Profile
February 2017
Philippa´s apartment is a very good choice for spending some few days in BCN. It´s placed at one of the most trendy neighbourhoods in the city. A very creative area full of events and many interesting things to do. The apartment is something unique. You can clearly see how creative these guys are with decoration. We love plants and they have many around, here and there. That mix with a industrial base and a crazy decoration makes this place something really interesting for staying at. The house has a really nice 'secret area' for enjoying a lot your breakfast time. Thanks a lot, guys! --- B & I

Laura User Profile
April 2017
Philippa s'est toujours montrée très disponible. Que ce soit avant le séjour ou pendant pour répondre à nos questions ! L'appartement est plein de surprises et plein de charme.

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Barcelona, SpainJoined in April 2012
Philippa User Profile

I'm a filmmaker, originally from the UK, now living and working from Barcelona. I like to find and live in unusual spaces, and this is one of them!

Languages: English, Español

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