Off Grid Sustainable House With View Of Big Bend National Park
Terlingua,Texas,United States of America
The Blue House is made out of Papercrete (disaggregated telephone books, cement, sand and water), so it’s wonderfully quiet and holds temperature well. It has been decorated in remembrance of Monet, so it’s a rather blue house, and has birds everywhere, inside and out. This is a “sustainable” rental in that the lights are all solar powered, the water is rain catchment and, of course, the building is recycled telephone books. However, there is full electricity in every room so computers and cell phones can be charged. With 500 square feet, it features a full sized bed in the bedroom (with French doors onto a patio and a wood burning chiminea) and a full sized futon in the main room. It has a complete kitchen (refrigerator, stove, toaster oven, dishes) and an indoor bathroom. While the lights are solar powered, the fridge and hot water heater are propane, so if community power shuts off, this house is still stylin’. There are also heaters and A/C galore. On the main porch outside there is another wood burning chiminea, a full sized futon for star-gazing or outdoor sleeping, a grill, and a sitting area so you can enjoy the view. There is a telephone line and WiFi (no TV). The Blue House is $200 a night plus tax, with a 2 night minimum stay (3 night minimum during the busy season). We like kids and dogs, and 4 person maximum normally (call for special requests).
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