Sheep Herder's Wagon


Hut hosted by Edge

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 0 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the hut to yourself.
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Edge has 413 reviews for other places.
Good news, our Conditional Use Permit was approved we are expanding with more options. You will like the heater and the patter of the rain, howl of the wind, or listless silence of snow fall as you snuggle in a full comfortable bed and smile at the warm cozy feeling it gives you. Reading a book is a treat, a special time of tranquil rest. The roof can be made from canvas, wood, or tin (we insulated ours with rigid sheets). Come and experience a Basque tradition and make a unique memory.

The space
According to my search, this is the only airbnb Sheep Herder's Wagon in the state of Idaho, so we are happy to provide the first one. It has a small surge protector for the heater, light, your cell phone, or laptop. Here is some history. Though different companies made sheep wagons, the design almost never changed. They were around 11 feet long and 6½ feet wide; Dutch or double door in the front; sheet-metal cook and heating stove on the right with a narrow stovepipe poking through the roof; bed across the back where the herder slept perpendicular to the door; window above the bed; and shelves everywhere else, including a small table that pulled out next to the bed. There was a small window on each side and possibly a sink. On the wagon’s exterior, carpenters mounted grub boxes between the front and back wheels. The older wagons had tilt-out cupboards for flour, small rails for wash rags, clamps and brackets for brooms and wash pans and wooden drawers for everything from cutlery to plates and coffee cups. The old sheep wagons were portable homes for lonely Greek, Basque, Scotch and Hispano herders who left their families to follow their sheep. This was such a fun project for us at the park. Much of the original wood was left intact. The table and cupboard are original to this wagon. My wife spent significant time on the split door. She used leather to gain the snug fit because it expands and contracts to the weather. The inside decor is eclectic and is setup with one new electric hot plate for the shepherd's most important amenity, hot coffee, hot tea, hot soup. We do have coffee beans for the mounted vintage grinder on the wall, try it out in the morning and enjoy. Last tip, the wooden box with the rope handles is a disguised cooler. It only uses ice packs (we provide on request) no bags of ice.

What this place offers

Mountain view
Free parking on premises
Fire pit
Dedicated workspace
Long-term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Horseshoe Bend, Idaho, United States

Our community at the Ole RV Park changes constantly with guests coming and going. It is normal to visit your neighbor's campfire to share food or just conversation. Animal sounds of the farm life are everywhere in the morning. Roosters are your alarm unless you're deaf. Horses will warn you of all visitors and weather changes. The outhouse and library are an education and a place of shared knowledge. Don't forget to do a poop journal entry, you can be the award winning author of our annual T-shirt competition.

Hosted by Edge

  1. Joined in November 2016
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I am retired. My wife is a singer "Jess Ann" formerly of the Lightning River Band and she was a power line clearance foreman. Yes, she used to climb and trim trees for a living. We want your experience at our property to be unique, memorable, and special. My wife and I have chickens (eggs are free range/$3 a dozen), quail, horses, and a dog. If you want to see horses we can make it happen, just ask. If you want a campfire serenade with a dutch oven meal we can do it ($60 family of 5). As a host, we rent unique old RV's and tiny houses (TH). Try our NEW Sheep Herder's Wagon. From my research under "unique stays" it is the only airbnb one in Idaho. Your critiques have INSPIRED US!!! So my wife and I love to do STUFF! Hiking, fishing, rafting, camping, exploring, shooting, all kinds of outdoor STUFF. But we have not always had a "do stuff" kind of budget. Isn't that what life is about? Doing stuff together that makes memories we can cherish forever?!! My wife is from a really large family.... 10 kids, really large. I know what you're thinking, Catholic or Morman?.... Well it doesn't really matter but she only remembers one family vacation her ENTIRE childhood and they went camping. How sad! Don't let this be your family. Well this inspired us! Do little mini- vacations have to be expensive? No they don't! They can be fun and reasonably priced!! We think we can help you plan your next even if your thinking, "I'm broke on my vacation days." Your kids will think you're rolling in the cash!! Plus, how many places can you bring your four legged family members without paying a huge pet fee?? Helping us be frugal, helps you save $ too! Wow, the gift that keeps giving... this is a trailer trash version of rags to riches story. Taking old unwanted junky trailers and just having fun with them, making them beautiful and usable again. So first off I want to thank you for your reviews!!! Yes, please keep them coming but PLEASE do not.... :( Give less than 5 stars on cleanliness because you used an outhouse, horses live next door, or the weather caused mud. Now, if there is trash in the outhouse or mud inside your room or your things were not tidy, we would absolutley expect a low score. Our outhouse is pretty awesome and besides that kids like to see poop- and talk about it, so don't discourage them from adding their comments to the Journal- just make sure they can reach the hand sanitizer provided ;). We want you to be pleasantly surprised on the amenities so we purposely do not list all that we provide or can provide. So, if the amenities we listed were to your satisfaction please give us a 5 star rating, and not less than that for amenities not even listed that you didn't even ask for?! (Like microwave, AC) :( Yikes right?! Here are some awesome ways you can help us be frugal so that we can continue to offer overnight stays super cheap... Please keep pets off of decorative pillows and bedding- we cannot keep prices low if we need to replace items so it can be fresh and clean for our next guest. We expect our guest to use amenities we provide but please don't take all of the stocked items home with you when you go. Also, the trailers are small but they can be hard to clean so just be considerate of cleaning staff. We want to keep our prices low so cleaning staff cannot make more than you paid for the night stay, just saying, this is the reason why we encourage cooking outdoors on the BBQ (especially in the winter) or using cleaner energy efficient ways of cooking. Also we provide spring water to drink and in the summer months solar showers, please be resourceful with the solar water it takes time to heat. Also, last but not least any ideas that you would love to see come alive at our little park, please share!!! ;) Happy Camping!! Remember to book on the last Friday of the month and experience our Hootenanie Dutch Oven Barbecue party (6-10 pm). Our life motto is help when you see an opportunity and be Christlike. WE are fearless in new situations. We love to get our hands dirty and do hard work on a daily basis. Hope to meet you at the Ole RV Park where you are treated as family.
I am retired. My wife is a singer "Jess Ann" formerly of the Lightning River Band and she was a power line clearance foreman. Yes, she used to climb and trim trees for a living. We…

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My wife and I are retired and we live on the property. You can reach me by text, email, or phone.

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House rules

Check-in: After 14:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with building staff
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Show more
Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Show more
May encounter potentially dangerous animals
Smoke alarm

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