About this listing
An off-grid, simple sleep out with no plumbing or power. The casita is an 8x8 building with lots of windows and a fabulous view. Parking is a short walk from the Casita. Camp stove and table . Primitive composting, outdoor toilet and outdoor solar shower.
It is remote and quiet with fantastic view from it's hilltop location.
2 PERSONS MAXIMUM.
I offer a special rate to returning guests.
My place is quite difficult to find, especially in the dark. There is no cell service to rely on for information once you are in the area!
The Casita has a comfortable bed and clean sheets and a splendid view!
Solar shower (no running water but water provided for solar shower) Outdoors.
Rudamentary composting toilet.
Outdoor camp stove and cooler.
No cell phone service
Interaction with guests
Interaction with guests will vary according to each party's inclination. I am happy to share 26 years of local knowledge with guests. A yoga class and dinners may be available for a donation (suggest $20 per person) and two or three days advance notice.
It is very peaceful and beautiful. Four charming hens who run around foraging plus a mini desert jungle provides much of the food here. It is not a "farm" but a mini sustainability project in progress.
Own transport is absolutely necessary. Please, no arrivals later than 9 pm! This location is more difficult to find after dark; I recommend arriving in daylight. There is no street address here and NO MOBILE PHONE SERVICE IN THE AREA SO PLEASE SAVE DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS!
Other things to note
This location is 25 miles from a grocery store so guests should come prepared. BRING DRINKING WATER.
Two and a half miles up a county maintained dirt road means that on occasions of heavy rain or snow access may be 4x4 only.
Driveway may not be accessible in dry weather but parking below is safe and its not very far!
CASITA TARA IS ONLY AVAILABLE IN SUMMER!
Kindly respect the peacefulness, the land, the precious resources. Fire is a great danger here so no fires will be permitted and cigarette smokers must be mindful. No smoking, cooking or candles inside the casita.
Although my name is Katherine, it feels very formal to me and I am accustomed to going by the nickname "kak" (silly names leftover from boarding school in Switzerland). I am an advocate of sustainable, low environmental impact living. I spend part of the year at my home in Utah and part of the year working abroad on sailboats. I enjoy yoga (am a certified instructor) and outdoor escapades; gardening and cooking. Southern Utah is a huge playground for hikers, canyoneers and back country adventurers. With 26 years of gallavanting around here I can provide much information on all of the above.
I have hosted and surfed on couches and met some wonderful people. I also have work-traded in New Zealand, India and Hawaii. In my opinion, these networks of accomodation are magical for travelers who wish to get out of the tourist bubble and be exposed to the cultural richness of a place; local personalities and off the beaten track experiences.