Faun Lodge, Hebden Bridge, eco-built earth house

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Earth house hosted by Clara

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
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“Faun Lodge” Hebden Bridge

You’re in luck! The resident faun has gone on his travels and has given permission for you to stay in his oh-so-special woodland hide-away!

Escape the challenges of the world and be enchanted with the simple yet magical eco-built “Faun Lodge”, with its turf roof, mosaic floor and wood burner. Hidden right in the heart of the semi-rural town of Hebden Bridge in a waterfront natural setting which will encourage you to dream your wildest dreams by day and by night.

The space
From the moment you step through the gate and head down the stone flag steps towards “Faun Lodge”, you will be immersed in a secret world of wonder, walking the pathways of ancient times. These pathways , known in pre-Christian times as “desire lines”, were created as people made pilgrimages from higher ground, down to the valley bottom where the two rivers meet, just beyond Faun Lodge.

Set within a natural, wild garden of ash, elm and willow trees - home to families of robins, thrushes, blue tits, squirrels and bats - Faun Lodge is a “roundhouse” with a turf roof, constructed from sycamore and unique up-cycled materials. Simple yet charming, it features a beautiful mosaic floor, in the style of Spanish architect, Gaudi, with its central mirrored cosmic sun, surrounded by the twelve signs of the zodiac and its tree of life as you enter. There is an Art Deco oak double bed with a new comfortable mattress.
For autumn and winter guests, there’s an electric blanket to make sure your toes are cosy. Super-warm throws are provided all year round so you can wrap up inside and out as you watch the boats go by.

Enjoy a glass of wine by candlelight and fall asleep under fairy lights in your own cosy little den, to the sound of logs gently crackling in the wood burner. Wake up surrounded by birdsong and your own natural water feature where the two rivers meet enthusiastically just below the garden.

Feed the resident ducks, or - depending on the season - perhaps throw open the double doors to marvel at the visiting Canada Geese or darting swallows. You might even get a visit from Opal, the beautiful white three-legged curly cat as she meanders through the primroses!

Facilities and Services
Yes, you can charge your phone! Whilst beautifully simple, with its woodburner and candles, Faun Lodge has electricity, with soft lamplight and an optional plug-in heater so you can even be warm whilst building your fire. (Please don’t tell any visiting fauns if you resort to this unnatural behaviour!).
There’s an amp, speakers and an aux lead so you can connect your own music. Clara has left you her retro I-pod with hundreds of albums to choose from; also a portable DVD player and a selection of the faun’s all-time favourite films.

There’s a hairdryer and an iron is available on request.

For your arrival, there’s a jug of fresh drinking water, a kettle with real coffee, a cafetière, a variety of teas, sugar and oat milk upon request (for ethical reasons but feel free to bring your own choices of food and drink).

You can fill up the water jug and kettle as you wish in The Washroom.

There’s a simple “faun fridge” outside (a bucket with a lid!) to keep your drinks cool and fresh.

So that you may snack and sup to your heart’s content, the faun has kindly left you some condiments, a water jug, his favourite glasses, mugs, plates, bowls, bread knife, breadboard, cutlery for two - and of course no faun could live without a bottle opener!

The Washroom
Of course, whilst you will be elated that you can’t wash up, you will want to wash your body or even your hair! You can! There’s soap, shampoo, conditioner, bubble bath and towels.

The Washroom is situated within the private garden, a few steps away on a higher terrace of the garden, with frosted windows for privacy. Inside, you will find an original roll-top bath with 1920’s taps and a beautiful little Victorian sink, both with instant hot running water. There’s a wall heater with a wooden clothes rail to warm your towel and dressing gown. The Washroom also houses The Throne!

The Throne
“The Throne” is a self-built up-cycled Victorian mahogany compost loo, which means you are contributing to saving up to 500,000 litres of drinking water each year and helping to grow the faun’s blackcurrants which he likes to infuse his gin with!

Compost Loo Virgins
Tried and tested, this is a surprisingly pleasant experience.
After you’ve used the loo, there’s a lovely brass scoop to sprinkle a generous amount of pine wood shavings from an antique urn. This neutralises odours very effectively.
There is natural incense and a fragrant mist spray, made from essential oils of lemon and lavender should you wish but because there is a “separator” inside The Throne - your “waste” is already no longer waste - as it is transferred after your stay, inside the bio-degradable composting bag of wood shavings with the eco-friendly bamboo toilet roll provided, directly to the composter and will become beautiful, rich compost after 6-12 months.

The Weather
For rainy weather, you have permission to use any of the faun’s umbrellas for the short walk up the steps to The Washroom, though it’s recommended you bring dressing gowns and footwear to slip on.

There are floodlights on sensors outside Faun Lodge and The Washroom
and a head torch for midnight visits.

For sunny days and balmy evenings, there’s a circular terrace with table and chairs. Feel free to throw some logs into the chimnea .

There is no private parking but there is on-road parking along the street above Faun Lodge, most often right outside Clara’s house.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ONLY ACCESS TO FAUN LODGE IS VIA SEVERAL STEPS. THERE ARE HAND RAILS TO ASSIST YOU, HOWEVER THIS ACCOMODATION WOULD NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ANYONE WITH DIFFICULTY GETTING UP AND DOWN STAIRS.

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What this place offers

Waterfront
Wifi
Free on-street parking
Bath
Patio or balcony
Garden
Indoor fireplace
Luggage drop-off allowed
Hair dryer
Dedicated workspace

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West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

Whilst very special, “Faun Lodge” is very basic and doesn’t have cooking facilities, but there are such a variety of places to eat within a few minutes walk, including Traditional Yorkshire, Burger Diners, Thai, Greek, Turkish and Italian eateries. There are also exclusively Vegetarian and Vegan restaurants.

You are also welcome to bring your own food or enjoy a romantic, candlelit take-away in front of the fire: choose from Chinese, Japanese, Tibetan, Indian and some of the best fish and chips in the land!

Please note that at present due to all social restrictions, there are still several eateries providing food and also local shops nearby selling cold produce.

Hosted by Clara

  1. Joined in March 2020
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I live above the garden which houses Faun Lodge . I’ve created this space for you to enjoy and will be your host for the duration of your stay. A note about the current social situation: The accommodation is separate from the main house so you would be able to rest assured you don’t have to come into contact with anyone else.
I live above the garden which houses Faun Lodge . I’ve created this space for you to enjoy and will be your host for the duration of your stay. A note about the current social situ…

During your stay

In case I'm not around, I can arrange a safe place to leave keys to Faun Lodge and The Washroom. I will provide you with a mobile contact, should you need to speak with me.

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Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 10:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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