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Romantic Getaway in Historic Bus #vanlife

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3 guests1 bedroom3 beds1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the bus to yourself.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
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100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Breakfast
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This classic retro bus is the perfect getaway for people who want to be close to the city and have a sense of privacy while feeling surrounded by nature.

The newly renovated interior presents a clean, positive vibe, and the view to the terrace and garden is extraordinary.

Located just minutes from public transportation, you have access to the whole city. If you prefer walking, the center of town is about 30 minutes away.

The space
Our property is our own personal paradise, but we happily share our space, our dream, with you. Whether you want a place to hang out and relax or just want a place to sleep after a fun-filled (or stress-filled) day, this bus could be just what you're looking for.

This listing is on a property with several other listings, similar to a public campground. If you book this listing, your stay may coincide with another guest or group of guests staying elsewhere on the property, which means your privacy may be limited, or that you might have to share the shower or toilet facilities. If this is a concern of yours, please check for availability, or request to book the entire property.

Guest access
Please read everything here carefully, it's actually quite important.

This listing is for a greenhouse found on a work-in-progress mini farm/homestead/ecovillage.

The bus is parked directly in the entrance to the property.About 20 meters further is our pavilion (https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/26362780). and just beyond that, the greenhouse (https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/18300210). Beyond the greenhouse is our shower and toilet. There is a bit of separation between this area and the back portion of the property where we have our tiny house (https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/30317281). Feel free to check out the other listings and their photos for a fuller understanding of the property.

Although some aspects may be unfinished, we pour our heart and soul into our property and are there every day building, repairing, and caring for our place. It is our own private paradise, which we also share with those who can respect it equally. This means, please don't knock over our fruit trees, throw trash of any sort onto the roof, or use our sandbox as an ashtray for storing cigarette butts.

Think of it as a camping experience. Think of the bus as a solid-structure tent on wheels. You would sleep indoors, protected from wind and rain, on mattresses, with blankets. For a small discount, you could bring sleeping bags and forego on the additional bedding, covered mattresses would still be provided. If that interests you, use the discount code sleeping bags when you write to us.

We can provide a propane heater for colder nights.

We can provide a grill and a gas stove for cooking. There is also a small camping cooler we can make available for you. Additionally, there are a couple grocery stores in walking distance.

There is no electricity, but for those who might want the option, we have connections to rent a generator at a reasonable cost. We also have running water. Our outdoor shower uses an on-demand propane water heater. In winter, showering may not be possible, due to the water pipes being shut off. Ask about other options. We have a UDDT, a sort of waterless composting toilet.

The bus has space for three mattresses. If you need more space than that, you could also bring your own tent, or we could set up one of ours, or if available, you could expand into one of our other listings. Just let us know what you need or expect, and we will do what we can to see that everything is taken care of.

If you are interested in this listing as an event location, such as a birthday party, bachelor/ette party, wedding and/or reception, let us know. We also can connect you with our event planner and decoration team. And keep in mind that you may wish to book the entire property instead of just this listing to preserve your privacy.

If this listing is unavailable or there are daytime events which are incompatible with your schedule, check out our partner listing, indoors and centrally located: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/7643324

If you reach out to us with an Inquiry or a Request, please indicate that you have read and understand everything I've described.

Since many people seem to not read the description and only look at photos, I'd also like to offer an additional bonus for those of you who have read this far. Use the word permaculture when you write to us and I will gladly offer a reduced price. This offer is only valid before your initial reservation is made. However, we also want to offer discounts to anyone willing to help us with some small tasks around the property, so if that interests you, mention the discount code workaway. And for an additional discount, send a screenshot that you've shared and saved our listing (the two buttons at the top right of this page).

We recognise that our property may not be a good fit for everyone, but hopefully after reading this, you will be able to decide if it is right for you. That said, our well-informed guests usually have a wonderful time.

Other things to note
The greenhouse is located quite near the helipad for the medical facilities of the University Clinic, and several times a day, helicopters will land or take off. It can get to be what some might consider uncomfortably loud for about 5-10 seconds each flight, but there are never many flights a day, perhaps once every 3 or 4 hours, and to my knowledge, not at night.

Some of our neighbors like to use their garden as a place to hang out, listen to music, play outdoor sports like badminton or tossing a frisbee. Mostly they aren't around, but they might show up during your stay. They are quite respectful and shouldn't bother you at all.
This classic retro bus is the perfect getaway for people who want to be close to the city and have a sense of privacy while feeling surrounded by nature.

The newly renovated interior presents a clean, positive vibe, and the view to the terrace and garden is extraordinary.

Located just minutes from public transportation, you have access to the whole city. If you prefer walking, the center of town…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
3 single beds

Amenities

Free parking on premises
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Free on-street parking
Private entrance
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Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Immediately close to our property are tennis courts and the restaurant Olive. Not far away there are a few nice grocery stores, cafés, drugstores, bakeries, and restaurants. We are a short walk from the zoo, a public swimming pool, a dance club, various playgrounds, a skatepark, the Neckarwiese (a grassy park along the riverside) the university campus, and the botanical gardens. Also, the tram lines are easy to access.
Immediately close to our property are tennis courts and the restaurant Olive. Not far away there are a few nice grocery stores, cafés, drugstores, bakeries, and restaurants. We are a short walk from the zoo, a…

Hosted by Chad

Joined in July 2015
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During your stay
We are usually somewhere nearby at least once a day, building or tending the plants and animals. We're also easy to reach and quite close if we are needed. Otherwise, we like to give our guests space and privacy.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 82%
  • Response time: within a day
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 15:00
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
Safety & Property
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