Get away from it all. Perfect romantic, writing or small group retreat. 2 unique structures, remote yet accessible, imaginatively & sustainably created, 1 hr from Asheville NC in Great Smokies. Porch overlooking creek, hot tub, one of a kind treehouse, private hiking trails+
There are 2 structures that go with this listing. Together, they sleep 7; however, this is ideal for 1 or 2 couples.
From the outside, it's a restored tobacco barn. Slide open the door and there's a 400 square ft all season, carpeted, insulated, great room with grid power, fully provisioned kitchen, high ceiling, sleeping loft, lots of windows & huge porch.
In 2008, I restored this old tobacco barn, pouring foundation, replacing the roof, and building what is essentially a modern one-room tiny house inside. I've never seen anything like it and probably never will because it made zero economic sense!
The room sleeps one couple and two singles or kids in the loft. In warm weather, a giant porch overlooking a robust creek could easily accommodate another four sleepers in bags.
There's a private shower room (hot & cold)* with a space heater, an outdoor kitchen with hot & cold running water & barbecue, a play loft way in the high rafters, near where the barn owl occasionally perches.
The 240 sq. ft cabin/tiny home is simple, modern, clean and well insulated. There are 2 beds--a twin and a double in a full bed-sized loft with low clearance to the roof. It's perfect for 1 or 2 people or a couple with a small child.
* Winter Water Policy: Because we have exposed piping near and in the barn, we shut the water main off between approx. Thanksgiving and mid-March. During those months, guests fill jugs of fresh cold spring water from a winterized hydrant about 50 feet away. Pls. note, while the building is right off a substantial 2-lane road, and is easy to access with a regular vehicle, in case of snow, that road isn't plowed right away.
There's indoor and outdoor, solar-powered LED lighting, 6 car-lighter wall outlets for charging a laptop or cell phone (please bring your own car charging equipment), a simple kitchen with cold running spring water, a propane range, (there's a cooler, no fridge), two rocket stoves, an indoor wood-burning stove for heat and hot water, and a composting toilet in a separate structure.
The cabin was sited for southern exposure so the sun strikes the floor in winter but the cabin is shady & cool in summer. The stove cranks out plenty of heat using wood available to use in the nearby shed. Fresh spring water is delivered 24/7 from a gravity-fed 10,000 gallon cistern uphill of the cabin. We planted over 100 fruit and nut trees along the driveway and stream bed and you are welcome to anything that's ready to harvest.
We have plenty of basic cooking implements and utensils in good condition in each location. French press for coffee, cast iron skillet, basic pots, pans, knives, some spices depending on who's left what. If you're a chef or foodie and would like, please feel free to bring stuff you know you'd like to have w/ you.
Please note: between November and mid-March, we shut water off to the cabin & barn to prevent exposed pipes from freezing. During these times, guests draw spring water for cooking and cleaning from a nearby freeze-proof hydrant. The barn shower does not operate during winter.
Good Egg is near Spring Creek in Madison County, NC, which has rolling hills, curvy roads, gorgeous vistas, dramatic weather, varied animal and bird life, and friendly, respectful neighbors. Very little real estate development has come to this mountain community.
The County was settled in the early 1800s by independent and resourceful settlers, mostly Scots-Irish. In the mid-1800s, when Union and Confederate recruiters came calling, Madison County folks were just as likely to hide in the hills as join one side or the other. To this day, there is a very strong "live and let live" ethos.
In the late sixties and seventies, back-to-the -landers came to the area and settled, attracted by that ethos, open space, and, most of all, the incredible unspoiled beauty. Many are still here alongside descendants of mountain folk (from whom I bought this parcel), retirees, artists, and visitors like yourselves.
Good Egg is actually in a tiny little township called Meadow Fork, which probably has less than a thousand people. Our neighbors are friendly, gracious people who don't get in each others' business, but look out for one another. It's de rigueur on the roads around here to raise a hand or at least your index finger and acknowledge every car you pass.
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