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Woodland Eco Cabin on the Black Isle

SuperhostTore, Scotland, United Kingdom
Tiny house hosted by Clive
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom

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We invite you to Siskin Cabin, a bespoke timber cabin on our Permaculture micro-smallholding on the beautiful Black Isle in the Scottish Highlands. Combining environmentally friendly features, artistic touches and rustic charm the cabin is ideal for eco conscious travellers who want to experience off grid living!

The space
Siskin cabin, which we designed and hand crafted, is situated in a pleasant glade in our woodland garden. It sleeps up to two people in a double bed, with cooking facilities, a compact dining/seating area, a compost toilet and bucket shower in a small en suite bathroom. The comfortable, eco friendly cabin has a wood burner with firewood supplied from our own woodland. French doors open onto an outside deck with table and chairs, and a view across the wood and fields, ideal for relaxing after a day exploring the area, and maybe spotting the Red Kites swooping overhead!

There is no mains electricity, but there are low voltage lights and USB phone charger (run from a solar charged battery). There are also rechargeable lanterns as well as a speaker to play music from your smartphone. In the kitchenette you have cooking equipment and essentials, a double gas hob, sink and storage (there is no fridge but a cooler is supplied). Fresh water, which can be heated on the gas hob or wood burner, is supplied by a foot pump. An old whisky barrel has been repurposed as a shower tray (or mini bathtub!) where you can fill the bucket with heated water for a short shower. All bedding and towels are provided, with cosy blankets to snuggle into on chilly nights while you watch the flames crackle in the wood burner. There are also books, games, and a radio to keep you entertained.

Included in your stay
• Gas
• Off grid 12v lighting
• USB socket for phone charging
• Bedding and towels
• Basic essentials such as tea, herb teas from the garden, coffee, milk (or soya milk) and kitchen condiments
• A supply of firewood and kindling
• Off road parking and bike storage

What’s not included
• Washing machine/laundry
• WiFi (but there is 4G signal in the cabin)
• Extra firewood
Optional Extras:
• Breakfast hamper for two of home-made organic goodies (light sourdough rye bread, homemade jam, eggs from our hens (if available), muesli and granola, plus extra milk, and butter, or a vegan version with soya milk, vegan butter and baked beans, for £12, which should be plenty for a short stay. You can arrange this when you arrive, but its very helpful if you can let us know in advance so we have it ready. You can pay for this during or at the end of your stay.
• Garden tours £8 per person for a two hour tour with refreshments
• Bespoke workshops (not during COVID-19 restrictions)

The woodland is within a 2.5 acre Permaculture Learning and Demonstration (ScotLAND) garden. This is part of a network of homes, smallholdings and community projects across Scotland which showcase what can be achieved using Permaculture, a framework for creating sustainable ways of living. The household and gardens are being transformed using Permaculture design and techniques to create an ecologically balanced habitat, and this ethos is continued in the construction of the cabin. Wherever possible low-impact materials have been used, for example, locally milled larch and sustainable certified timber, sheep's wool insulation, green sedum roof, rainwater harvesting, low VOC natural paints, organic towels and recycled wool or plastic bottle mattresses, duvets and curtains. They have been furnished with upcycled and hand-crafted items using beechwood cut and milled from the woods around you.

A stay here is ideal for people with an interest in nature, sustainable living, eco tourism, organic food growing or Permaculture. There is plenty of wildlife around, with many animals, birds and insects frequently seen and heard. Guests are welcome to explore the small woodland, following the meandering paths, and relax on the log benches provided.

We are a Green Tourism GOLD rated member, this certification recognises the commitment of tourism businesses which are actively working to become more sustainable. Gold awards are acknowledged worldwide as an indicator of good environmentally-friendly practice, as well as acting as a hallmark of ‘green quality’.

We are ideally located for travellers on the North Coast 500, but why not take some time to explore the Black Isle and its hidden treasures such as cycling, dolphin watching, history, woodland walks and tranquil coastal villages such as Cromarty, Avoch and Rosemarkie.

Guest access
Guests have the cabin to themselves and the area around the cabin has a private deck. Guests are free to explore our small woodland on the meandering pathways and find a spot for sitting, reading or relaxing.
We invite you to Siskin Cabin, a bespoke timber cabin on our Permaculture micro-smallholding on the beautiful Black Isle in the Scottish Highlands. Combining environmentally friendly features, artistic touches and rustic charm the cabin is ideal for eco conscious travellers who want to experience off grid living!

The space
Siskin cabin, which we designed and hand crafted, is situated in a pleas…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Heating
Essentials
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Private entrance
Free on-street parking
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Tore, Scotland, United Kingdom

Siskin cabin is situated on an organic garden, domestic smallholding and woodland in the small hamlet of Kilcoy. We are about 20 minutes from Inverness by car or bus. Surrounded by gentle rolling farmland and woods, we are a few miles from Muir of Ord and close to the Beauly Firth. There is a farm shop and garage with small convenience store at nearby Tore and also at Garguston Farm. There are further convenience shops at Muir of Ord and Conon Bridge, with larger supermarkets and other amenities in Inverness or Dingwall, both approximately seven miles away.
Siskin cabin is situated on an organic garden, domestic smallholding and woodland in the small hamlet of Kilcoy. We are about 20 minutes from Inverness by car or bus. Surrounded by gentle rolling farmland an…

Hosted by Clive

Joined in February 2013
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We are Clive and Julie, who live on the Black Isle, just north of Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. From our home we run Black Isle Permaculture & Arts, a sustainable business partnership on our ScotLAND demonstration site, where we offer eco friendly holiday accomodation, courses and workshops. Here we have created an organic Permaculture garden for food, wood fuel, habitat, well-being, abundant foraging, leisure and education.
We are Clive and Julie, who live on the Black Isle, just north of Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. From our home we run Black Isle Permaculture & Arts, a sustainable business p…
During your stay
We live in the house onsite and work from home and in the gardens. We’ll get you checked into your cabin and show you how everything works upon arrival (while observing social distancing!). We will be available to assist you through your stay if needed, although you will probably see us working outside much of the time!
We live in the house onsite and work from home and in the gardens. We’ll get you checked into your cabin and show you how everything works upon arrival (while observing social dist…
Clive is a Superhost
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    Check-in: 15:00 - 20:00
    Check out: 11:00
    Not suitable for children and infants
    No smoking
    No pets
    No parties or events
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    Carbon monoxide alarm
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