Off-Grid Tiny House on Private Country Estate

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Tiny home hosted by Piers

  1. 6 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
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This hi-tech tiny house is set in a field on Holmbush Farm with beautiful views over historic parkland and down towards a scenic pond. Behind are hundreds of acres of private woodland to explore including 3 charming lakes. The house is fully off-grid (except for mains water) and has a compost toilet. It is powered by 6kW of solar panels + batteries and enjoys 240v sockets, wifi, central heating, a hot shower, kettle, microwave, fridge, USB chargers - all free electricity. A unique experience!

The space
- The Setting -
The Olinda Tiny House sits in the middle of historic parkland on a working farm, high on a hill in the Sussex Weald AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). You will be able to walk straight out of the door into hundreds of acres of beautiful private woodland which are yours to explore during your stay.

- Tiny House Layout -
Downstairs there is a kitchen, living room and walk-in shower with toilet.
Upstairs there are two half-height (105cm) bunk bedrooms, one at each end of the house, both with double beds and opening windows.
The sofa downstairs can also be converted into a bed** to sleep a further two persons. This is a tiny house however, so remember it is not huge!

** If you would like the sofa bed linen please let us know beforehand.

-Power-
You are off grid! (hooray :-) ) with up to 6kW of solar power on a bright sunny day, and a large battery bank. So even at night there is fully functioning 240v mains (for appliances up to ~3kW), with several plug sockets all over, many of which have USB charging sockets. So please DO bring your hairdryers, laptops, black & decker power tools, as they will all work.

There is also a tablet on the wall showing you your live power consumption, how much energy is left in the batteries, how much the sun is generating, how much electricity you have used today in ££ and so on. It is really quite fun to play with and watch.

- Cooking -
The kitchen is equipped with:
- Fold down dining table
- Fridge
- Microwave (800W)
- Portable Induction Hob
- Remoska Grande 4L electric pan
- Electric Kettle
- Toaster
- Nutribullet 600W blender
- French press / cafetière
*** Please note there is NO oven per se. (because it is a tiny house) but there a Remoska Grande 4L, a caravaners favourite, is effectively your oven and can be used to bake a cake, cook a stew, roast vegetables and so on.

Otherwise the towns of Crawley and Horsham are only a stone's throw away and we have a list of our recommended takeaways & restaurants we provide on the wall.

-Water-
The house is connected to mains water via a pipe across the field. Other than this it is entirely off grid.

-Shower-
There is a water tank in the roof with a low-power air-source heat pump which heats the water up to 55 deg. C, ready to be mixed for 38 deg. showers. So you can have a very decent hot shower for at least 20 mins. However you probably dont want to have a 20 minute shower yourself if there is someone else waiting in line behind you!

-Composting Toilet-
This off-grid house has a very comfortable porcelain toilet... upon which everybody needs to sit down....Yes everybody. No standing allowed! Even if you haven't used one before you will soon understand why. Solid waste falls down one hole into a box with a fan drawing air out of the bathroom over the solid waste 24/7, which eventually dehydrates it into compostable pellets.

The liquid waste from the toilet goes down a separate smaller hole and then joins the shower and sink waste on it's way down to a gravel reed bed in the field, where it is broken down as it passes through the reeds, ultimately being soaking away as clear water at the end.

For obvious reasons we ask that you only use organic soaps & shampoos, and we do supply these in the house.

-Central Heating-
The air-source heat pump that heats the hot water for the shower also provides hot water for a central heating circuit with two small radiators downstairs.

-Internet-
Wifi with 100+mbs FTTP connection.
Ethernet jacks in some rooms.


PLEASE NOTE:
This is a working farm, so there may be other people and animals in and around the field at different times. There maybe sheep, there may be tractors, there may be deer stalking activities, there may be people felling trees in the woods, and there is a flying club who sometimes use the field to fly model aeroplanes.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Living room
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Lake view
Park view
Waterfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Faygate, England, United Kingdom

Hosted by Piers

  1. Joined in June 2021
  • 21 Reviews
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Co-hosts

  • Amelia
  • William

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Things to know

House rules

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

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection
Carbon monoxide detector not required Show more
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy