Island Timber Frame Guesthouse

Island Timber Frame Guesthouse

The first timber frame home built on Bainbridge, our 900 sq. ft. guesthouse is a sustainably built retreat. Come live the simple life, with gardens, pond, fire pit, hen house, barred owls, and an ancient forest. Enjoy Brazilian cherrywood floors, a sundeck, full kitchen/dining/living room open floor plan, with tall rafters in the bedroom that is the entire second floor, and fresh eggs from the hens when they’re laying. Enjoy the miles of trails proximal to our humble abode.

The space
The private cottage is built from recycled first-growth timbers from Seattle’s old Pier 90 and the original Tacoma Brewery. It’s cozy and warm with a wood stove and baseboard heating in the winter and sun-filled windows in the summer. The sun deck is a lovely place to enjoy the sunsets, with peekaboo views to Puget Sound. We have a grill on the back deck for your use and a kitchen fully stocked with cookware for the chef who likes to cook away from home. Our Tesla charger is available for those who need to top up overnight, if you let us know in advance. The pond has a sitting area for meditation, and a back yard for playing croquet/badminton or for your daily yoga practice. We are filmmakers/explorers and have outfitted the space with treasures from our Himalayan expeditions, and also from furnishings given through our social experiment, The Buy Nothing Project. Liesl is the co-founder of the project and our property is a testimony to creatively sharing and living with a low impact on the enviro ... view more »

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